[Mishima Taisha Shrine Niinamesai]
A large-scale traditional Japanese fall festival to give thanks for a good harvest
Niinamesai is a festival held in shrines in every region of Japan on November 23rd. The "nii" part of the name means "new" and refers to new crops, the "name" part means having a good meal, and the "sai" part means festival, so this is quite literally an event to give thanks for a bountiful harvest of crops and vegetables. Mishima Taisha Shrine's Niinamesai, its Kinensai spring ceremony of prayers for a good harvest and its regular summer festival, the Reisai, are together known as the "Sandaisai", or "Three Major Festivals". On the day of the festival, visitors to the shrine will see a "takarabune" ("treasure boat") piled high with offerings of vegetables freshly harvested by the Mishima Young Entrepreneurs Group and the JA Mishima Kannami Young & Middle-aged People's Division.
* The Mishima Taisha Shrine Niinamesai is scheduled to be held every year on November 23rd.
|Location||2-1-5 Omiya-cho, Mishima City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-55-975-0172 (Japanese only)|
|Access||Approx. 13-minute walk from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
updated on Aug 29, 2019
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