Toka Ebisu Festival 2019: Osaka's Business Prosperity Festival
Toka Ebisu Festival is an event held every year in Osaka from the 9th to the 11th of January. It is part of the new year's celebration of visiting a shrine. For this occasion, the purpose is to pray for commercial success. This is a major event in Osaka that is interesting to take part in if you happen to be there!
- Jan 08, 2019(Tue) - Jan 11, 2019(Fri)
Toka Ebisu Festival
Imamiya Ebisu Shrine
What Do People Do?
Shrine maidens called "miko", give out ornamented bamboo branches to the visitors. These branches are supposed to bring good commercial fortune as well. The miko of the Imamiya Ebisu Shrine are known as fuku-musume, which literally translates to good fortune daughters. The competition to become one is said to be quite fierce. Obviously, they seem to be selected mainly for their beauty. They are one of the highlights of the festival and get profusely photographed.
If you want to try out some winter food in Osaka while you're there, how about some delicious shabu shabu! See the link below for our recommendaitons.
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