Kiku Kuyo-e (Chrysanthemum Memorial Ceremony) and Kinryu-no Mai (Golden Dragon Dance)

Events - September 16th, 2009

This annual event is held as a prayer for longevity in which visitors offer a bunch of chrysanthemum flowers and receive another bunch that has been offered earlier and blessed by priests. In addition to a memorial ceremony at the main hall, a performance of Kinryu-no mai is presented as parishioners maneuver a 18-meter-long, 88-kilogram golden dragon as if it were flying in a fall sky.