Mt. Yoshino Tourist Association Event
| Feb 3
||A unique Setsubun festival by welcoming ogres kicked out from all over
||Kinpusen temple Zaoudo
| Apr 3
||A humorous dance dedicated to the god to perform the annual routine of
rice harvesting starting from sowing up to harvesting.
||Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
| Apr 8
||A ceremony to celebrate the birth of Buddha.
It is said that gods, Brahma and Indra cleaned Buddha's body with honeydew
at his birth.
Kinpusenji Temple (Busshari Houden)
| Apr 10
||Zaoudou Hanaku Senbontsuki
Female Disciplinant lighting ceremony
|A traditional event since Heian era.
Mochi rice, donated from all over Japan, are pounded with many pestles.
Hense it is called Thousand Pestle Pouding. The product, rice cakes are
distributed to visitors afters after being placed in front of Zaou Gongen
A unique lighting ceremony by femal dicipliants also available.
| Apr 11-12
||Zaoudou Flower ceremony
||A ceremony to report the blossoming of the holy cherry tree of Zaou Gongen.
Marching of Yakko followed by monks, chigos and Yamabushis from Chikurin-in
| Apr 29
||Yoshino Shrine Spring Festival
||Folksong dance and traditional chanting also available after the festival
| May 3
||Ominesan Opening ceremony
||A traditional mystic ceremony of dicipliants
||Ominesan Temple (Omine Peak)
| Jun 4
||Hagatame Jizo Festival
||Gomahouyou to wish health by drinking hot water boiled with special Goma
| Jul 7
||Rengekai Todd Ceremony
||Todd jumping ceremony with a drum with huge green frog going in Zaoudou
after Houyou. This event is based on a legend of this temple: a man who
did not take seriously of his decipline and thereby was changed to a hawk
was changed to todd by a great monk. After all, by a prist he changed back
to a human again.
| Jul 31
||Yoshino shrine jumping through shoot loop
||A ceremony to with people's health by jumping through a loop made of Japanese
blood grass wrapped by paper
| Sep 27
||Yoshino shrine autumn festival
||Various events such as festival, Urayasu dance, singing, flower exhibition,
traditional chanting, ricecake making and so on.
| Oct 1
||Yoshino seiten autumn festival
||A mystic manner demonstrated to wish prosperous business, household harmony,
accomplishment and so on.
| Oct 19
||Noten daijinn autumn festival
||A number of monks appear to make a holy fire
| Oct 3rd Sunday
||Yoshinoyama autumn festival
||Annual Yoshino event supported by all Mt. Yoshino area. An enormous drum,
Fton Taiko, which weighhs 1 ton, is carried around to wish good harvest.
||All around Mt. Yoshino
| Nov 2nd Sunday
||At the front yard of Zaoudou. A spiritural practice of making fire by Yamabushi
| Nov 23
||Dainichi temple walking through flame
||Yamabushi monks walk through flaming fire. Visitors make a wish to avoid