Chinowa (straw ring) Festival
Pass through the Chinowa ring dressed in a yukata (light, summer kimono) at this summery event!
Kisaki Shrine and Kotohira Shrine in the Ogi area host a traditional purification ritual called "Nagoshi no Harae." Worshippers walk through a large ring made by twisting reeds around a circle of bamboo, to get rid of impurities accumulated in the past six months, and to pray for future well-being. Men and women of all ages start lining up at twilight. Men turn around the chinowa, set up at the shrine, three times counter-clockwise, and women turn it clockwise. Enjoy the custom of eating ayame-dango (dumplings with thickened, sweet soy sauce), which are sold at nearby shops.
- Starting time
- Event site
- Ogi Town (Kizaki Shrine and Kotohira Shrine)
- 102 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
- Contact Information
- +81-0259-86-2216（Ogimachi Society of Commerce and Industry）
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 1 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ogi（Ogi Line） 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
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