Fujinomori Jinja Shrine


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Enshrines a victorious battle flag bringing victory to contestants

Fujinomori Jinja Shrine is an ancient shrine in the area of Fukakusa, southern area of Kyoto. According to the shrine's biography, the origin of this shrines began when Empress Jingu enshrined the victorious battle flag and 12 deities here including Toneri Shinno who excelled both academically and athletically. Fujinomori Festival is held every May which is also called Iris Festival. Since the iris is linked to “hobu” (martial spirits) and “shobu” (win or lose), it has been said that it benefits competition and academic achievement. This festival is famous for the Kakeuma Shinji Shinto ritual that shows skills of handstand and “Fujikudari” (pretending to have been hit by an enemy’s arrow) while riding on a galloping horse.


Name Fujinomori Jinja Shrine
Address 609 Fukakusa Toriizaki-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-641-1045
Hours Entry: free (for special prayer: 9:00-16:00)
URL http://www.fujinomorijinjya.or.jp/
Recommended Clear water called "Fuji no Mizu" is springling out near the main hall.
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC ,
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012