- Yaotomi-jinja Shrine Ninen Somairi Prayer
- Date :
Once every six years (either year of the Snake or Boar) in mid-April
- This grand visit, currently held in line with the Yaotomi-jinja Shrine Grand Festival held in the year of the snake and boar, originates in a legend. Once upon a time, Benzaiten (deity of music) and her white snake servant (Ugajin) were taken by the tsunami from Takeshima Island, and were washed ashore in Ko Village, where they were enshrined. In the Genroku era, the village headmen of both the Ko Village and Takeshima Island had a dream that the Benzaiten and white snake wanted to return to Takeshima Island, so they took Benzaiten and the white snake on a cart along with sake and rice cake.
In the grand visit, after a Shinto ritual in Oyashiro-jinja Shrine, rice cakes are thrown from the floats of four towns (Kamimachi, Nakamachi, Shitamachi, and Minamida), which are decorated with a large amount of flowers, and the floats move on to Takeshima Island while the Ise Ondo is played.
||Once every six years (either year of the Snake or Boar) in mid-April
||Oyashiro-jinja Shrine（Ryuka 5, Ko-cho, Toyokawa City）,Takeshima
Access / Map
Access / Map
|Access by public transport
||10 minutes' walk from Meitetsu Main Line Ko Station.
|Access by car
||7 minutes by car from Otowa-Gamagori I.C.
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