Daikoku Matsuri


Daikoku — a god of fortune — is offering up some good luck blessings to set your year off right at this traditional festival.

What happens?

Highlights of the festival include the following two events:

  • On Saturday at 10 a.m., a bone-chilling (literally) purification ceremony will be performed as “coming-of-age” participants will douse themselves in ice water.
  • On Sunday, at noon, see hocho-shiki, a tradition in Japanese cuisine hailing from the Heian period i.e. ceremonial slicing of a big carp by masters in the art.
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