Japanese Summer Event

Natsukoshi-no-Oharai

summer purification rites (held at shrines on the last day of the 6th lunar month)

Natsukoshi-no-oharai is a traditional event officially started at the Imperial Court in 701 under the Taiho Ritsuryo (Law of the Rising Sun), and is a kind of purification.


There are two types of exorcisms: Natsukoshi-no-Oharai and Toshikoshi-no-Oharai.

This event is very famous because it is believed to be beneficial not only for the elimination of bad luck, but also for good health and traffic safety.


Where can I experience it in Yokosuka?

The event is held at Otsu Suwa Shrine, located at 4-22-22 Otsu-cho, Yokosuka City.

On June 30, "Natsukoshi-no-Oharai (Great Exorcism of Summer) Thatch Ring Gathering" will be held at Otsu Suwa Shrine, located behind Otsu High School.

Please refer to the following time when you go there: June 30, 2021 (Wednesday)

14:20 - 14:40

15:20 - 15:40

16:20 - 16:40

17:20~17:40

18:20~18:40


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