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Autumn
初穂曳・内宮領 Hatsuhohiki, Naiku area
October 16th
An annual festival that celebrates the first rice harvest of the year. Local residents transport sacks of rice to Naiku by pulling a traditional wooden boat along the Isuzugawa River.
秋の神楽祭 Aki-no-kagura-sai
September 22nd through 24th
Autumn Kagura Festival at Naiku.
Sacred music and dances are performed within Naiku. Please check Jingu's official schedule for more information (Japanese only)
神嘗奉祝祭 Kanname-hōshukusai
October 14th through 15th
This festival is held at the same time as Jingu's Kanname-sai festival that celebrates the first rice harvest of the year. Visitors can watch traditional dances performed by dance groups from all over Japan. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for details.
伊勢の伝統能楽まつり Ise-no-dento-nohgaku-matsuri
Middle of October
Ise traditional Noh play festival performed at Ise Topia facility in Ise City.
神宮観月会 Jingu-kangetsukai
September, full moon
This event, within Geku, is held for people wishing to view the full moon and enjoy haikus (Japanese traditional poem) along the edge of Magatamaike Pond.
夫婦岩大注連縄張神事 Meotoiwa-ōshimenawa-shinji
September 5th
The shimenawa (rice straw rope) that joins the wedded rocks at Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine) is replaced three times a year, in September, December and May. The shimenawa acts as a Shinto gate (torii) between the famous rocks.
御塩殿祭 Mishiodono-sai
October 5th
This ceremony is for making sacred salt that is offered to the deities enshrined in Jingu.
初穂曳・外宮領 Hatsuhohiki, Geku area
October 15th
An annual festival that celebrates the first rice harvest of the year. Local residents transport rice to Geku in traditional straw sacks that are stacked on a large wooden cart.
伊勢まつり Ise-matsuri
Last weekend of September
This two-day event (Saturday and Sunday) features parades, a farmers market, a fisherman's market and food and drink stalls. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for details.
伊勢楽市 Ise-rakuichi
Early November
Ise farmers and fisherman's market. Located between JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station and Geku. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for times and details.
来る福招き猫まつり Kurufuku-manekineko-matsuri
Middle of September through late September
The Manekineko is also known as the "lucky cat" or the "fortune cat". This festival at Okage Yokocho is devoted to bringing good luck and good spirits to festival goers.



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