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Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

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Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

My husband and I are making our third trip to Japan in October. We're interested in visiting Ise Jingu during the Kanname-sai Festival which is scheduled for October 15-25. Does anyone know if there are better days to visit during that time? We could schedule a day there anytime between October 20 and 25. Any advice about visiting would be appreciated. Thanks for your help!!

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1. Re: Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

The best days to see Kanname-sai are October 15-17:

www.isejingu.or.jp/ritual/annual/kanname.html

If you're going between 20-25, I don't think it makes much difference which day you choose.

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2. Re: Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

Thank you!

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3. Re: Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

Same question for 2017.

What time of day on the 17th would be best to see?

I can easily get there by mid day on that day but if getting there earlier would be better could re arrange my schedule.

Too bad I didn't know about this before I booked flights!

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4. Re: Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

Sooo I found the info on another site.

In case anyone else wants to know it appears that rites are performed at sunrise and at dusk. Always good to know timings for these things.

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5. Re: Kanname-sai at Ise Jingu in October

Now I've read that additionally there is sacred music/dancing held at the inner shrine on Oct 22-25 but again not sure of timing?

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