The Kinekosa Festival is held annually to pray for yakuyoke (protection from evil), shison hanei (prosperity), tenka taihei (peace), and gokoku houjyou (a good harvest).
It is specifically believed that prayers for yakuyoke are particularly effective at this festival. The implements for the festival include kine (vertical mallets) and kosa (rice cake removed from kine) for which this festival was named.
This festival at Shichisho Shrine, said to have been established around A.D. 884 (Genkei 8), is registered as an intangible cultural asset.
February 21st, 2019
Shichisho Shrine, Nagoya