This event is not only from Tokyo breweries, but also more. Enjoy Sake spiritually!
Okunitama-jinja Shrine is one of Tokyo’s oldest shrines with a history of nearly 2,000 years. Located at the center of Fuchu City, it is considered one of the five major shrines of Tokyo along with Meiji Jingu, Yasukuni Jinja Shrine, Hie Jinja, and Mie Shrine. It’s also a popular shrine to visit for New Year’s Hatsumode. About 500,000 people visit each New Year’s.
There is Matsuo Shrine in Okunitama-jinja Shrine where the sake brewing god is enshrined.
“In Japan, sake has always been a way of bringing our gods and people together.”
It isn’t merely for drinking at get-togethers, however; sake also has a special holy significance. Drinking sake is an act of purification, and it is used to bring people and gods together, similar to the role wine plays in Communion at Christian churches. It plays a major role in Shinto wedding ceremonies, as the bride and groom serve it to each other as a symbol of the vows they are making. Sake is often is given out at shrine festivals to worshippers, and participants in those festivals usually have some sake before the actual festival begins.
DATE AND TIME
11:00 – 16:00
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Okunitama-jinja Shrine Sando waki hiroba
3-1 Miyamachi Fuchu-shi Tokyo 183-0023
5 mins on foot from “Fuchu Station” on Keio Line
5 mins on foot from “Fuchu-honmachi Station” on JR Nambu Line / JR Musashino Line
Advance ticket Link
At the Door
¥ 2,000 (100ppl)
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