O Taiko Festival at Toyosumi Shrine in Yui, Shizuoka City on the New Year!


On the new Year there are indeed quite a few unusual festivals happening, and Shizuoka is no exception!
I found this sign, among others,yesterday as I was strolling along the Old Kitakaido in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City and decided to investigate a little as I am really interested in attending it!


This is a very old festival indeed as it took place for the first time in 797!


It is one of the two major festivals in Yui with the Sakura Ebi Festival in May!
Yui had been a city of its own and one of the famous stations along the Old Tokaido Route as painted by Hiroshige until only a few years ago when it was merged into Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City


It has been held all the time at Toyosumi Shrine/豊積神社, a very old shrine built in 791!


The exact address is 静岡県静岡市清水区由比町町屋原185/Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimizu Ku, Yui Machi, Machiharaya, 185.
Get down at Yui JR Station and walk down the road on your right hand side. Walk past the harbor, turn left after Ando Dental Clinic and walk up all the way.

Held from January 1st at noon to the 3rd at 00:30 a.m.!


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3 thoughts on “O Taiko Festival at Toyosumi Shrine in Yui, Shizuoka City on the New Year!”

  1. What a great way to start the New Year! Unless there is pouring rain, I will go and arrive by noon on Jan. 1st. Will you be there at the Toyosumi Shrine? I’ll be wearing a sock monkey knit hat my sister gave me, so easy to find me…(photo of hat: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/sock+monkey++hat.do

    Would be a blast to finally meet you. If you are going there at a later hour, I can change my arrival time and date.

    Patricia Yarrow


    1. Dear Pat!
      How long are you going to stay in Shizuoka?
      I will have to talk to the home dragon to either go with me or let me go since I’m a hen-pecked hubbie!
      I’ll try to make it at Yui on the 1st. If it is possible I can meet you there by noon.
      I will have to check what exact time the festival will be held!
      Please confirm if you have received the bottle tomorrow!
      Best regards,


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