"Nagoshi no Harai" at Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto


I went to Yasaka Shrine today because I can't go to the "Nagoshi no Harai" ceremony tomorrow.

The number of visitors has increased slightly from last month. Before COVID-19, there were so many tourists that it was hard to walk past them.

Now I feel that Yasaka Shrine has returned to the quiet atmosphere of the past.


A big ring of grass, "Chinowa" has been set up beside the main shrine building at Yasaka Shrine.

It has been set up since March this year for praying for the end of the new coronavirus pandemic. Usually, it is only made and installed for a few days for ceremonial purposes.


I walked through the ring and prayed for good health and protection from the new coronavirus.

posted by toons at 23:57 | diary