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Omoto Setsubun Grand Festival

The largest festival of the Omoto sect, drawing more than 15,000 visitors from all over Japan.
From evening on February 3 to February 4, the great purification rite of Setsubun is held.
After each person-shaped paper cutout (a stand-in for a person) has been ritually purified, it is floated on the Yura River.
The paper figures are released toward the river and flutter down, then are swept away by its current, creating a dreamlike spectacle.
On February 4, people chant “Demons inside, good fortune inside” (rather than the traditional “Demons outside, good fortune inside”) while scattering beans to celebrate the fact that Omoto’s founder was possessed by Kuninotokotachi no Mikoto (eternal god of the land), who had been outcast as a “demon god”

Basic information

Access (Train) From JR Ayabe Station, approx. 15 min. walk to the southeast.
Phone 0773-42-0187
Website
Price Free admission
Parking Parking available
Date of annual event February 3-4
Remarks
  • NHKの大河ドラマを誘致しましょう
  • 時と海の回廊
  • 「海の京都 探訪期」動画
綾部市観光協会
〒623-0066 京都府綾部市駅前通り東石ヶ坪11番地の4
TEL : 0773-42-9550 FAX : 0773-42-8514

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