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KOBE 9 JAN 2019

Toka Ebisu Festival at Hyogo's Nishinomiya Shrine

For wishing business prosperity, more than 1 million people visit the shrine from all over the country in search of God's blessing of business.

More than 6,000 contestants gather at the main gate of the shrine on a crisp winter morning to await the drums that signal the opening of the shrines main gate. Once the gate is opened, the assembled masses rush the 230 meters to the main hall of the shrine. Traditionally, the first three to the hall are bestowed the title “lucky men,” while the first person gets to be the “luckiest man.”


From January 9th to 11th, 2019


The "race" starts at 6:00 AM


Nishinomiya shrine, Nishinomiya-city, Hyōgo, Japan.


 Free of Charge
Toka Ebisu Festival  at Hyogo's Nishinomiya Shrine