Gal’s Mikoshi (moving shrine) in Tenjin-matsuri

By TERRY - Last updated: 日曜日, 8月 26, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Tenjin-matsuri (a celestial god festival), one of the three major festivals of Japan,was held and a “gyaru mikoshi”(a gal’s moving shrine) was carried by 80 young females there in Tenman area in Osaka city on Jul.23th.

The festival is for commemorateing enshrinenment of  Osaka Tenmangu shrine and the Gals’ Mikoshi marched about 4 km along that shrine, shopping streets, JR Tenman station, and others.  All of the 80 carriers age of 15-30 of  the mikoshi weighing 200 kg were successuful applicants,who had lifted up a 70-kg scale  out of 330 candidates.

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