Appreciation for your chopstick
At the shrine known as the last place the gods visit before they leave Shimane during “Kami-ari-zuki” (month of the gods), there is a festival where you can show your appreciation to your worn out chopsticks for one last time. Since a long time ago, in the time of the gods, chopsticks were considered as precious items that connect people with the gifts from the gods(food). At Mankusen Shrine, on 8/4 or “ha-shi” (hashi= chopsticks), you can bring your worn out chopsticks that you don’t use anymore, as well as the chopsticks that were once used by a loved one and show your appreciation to them through the burning ritual at the festival.
*plastic and/or metal chopsticks are not allowed.
*reservations are required (50 seats available)
|Address||Mankusen Shrine 258 Aikawa, Hikawa-cho, Izumo-shi 〒699-0615|
|Tel. No. for Inquiries||TEL：0853-72-9412|
|Operating Hours||August 4th (8/4 = 8(ha) / 4(shi))
18:00 ~ Burning ritual
19:00 ~ Izumo Kagura Performance (Yato "Yamata no Orochi")
20:00 ~ Closing
|Access||20min by car from Izumo Airport
12min by car from JR Izumo-shi Station
5min by car from Ichibata Ootsumachi Station
18min on foot from Ichibata Ootsumachi Station