Ogushi Shrine Festival (小梳神社 祭) in Shizuoka City 3: The Parade!


Ogushi Shrine (小梳神社), a shrine almost 400 years old is located in Koyamachi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City in front of Parco Department Store.
It is also the scene of a very local and ancient festival happening over two weeks in the middle of July.
Yesterday, Sunday July 20th saw the main attraction with the parade carrying the “omikoshi/portable shrine” around Aoi Ku in Shizuoka City.

This is the third installment of five photography report:


The parade is about to leave Ogushi Shrine for more than three hours around Aoi Ku!

The notables first!

The last cup of sake!

Notables preparing the way at the Torii gate!

The shrine caretakers!

First the “tengu”. His pace will define that of all the parade!

This gentleman will have to walk all the way on these very high clogs supported by no less than four helpers!

The kids’ omikoshi coming next!

The main omikoshi coming out!

Women power!

The last rites!

Cute smiles!

Taking off!

Led by a lady! How about that!

The “Tengu” doing fine!

Still doing fine!

Luckily enough the omikoshi will stop many times on the way allowing him a welcome rest!

Light-hearted parade!

Even the rain can’t stop the parade!

Three hours later back at Ogushi Shrine!

Don’t worry separate articles are coming on the omikoshi and performers!

Families having a great time!

Thank you to all!


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