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Bridge to Enoshima. Two bridges, one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians, enable access to this small and charming island.458 views
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The festival is actually held from the first to second Sunday in July. Eighth day is the main day.308 viewsThe festival procession comes toward Enoshima's gateway which is the Seido no Torii (青銅の鳥居) gate.
This day-long festival starts at 9:30 am at Enoshima's Hetsunomiya Shrine. A large mikoshi (portable shrine) from Yasaka Shrine is carried from the shrine to Koyuguri Shrine on the mainland. Along the way, the mikoshi is carried into the ocean. On the mainland, the Yasaka mikoshi is met with a mikoshi from Koyuguri Shrine. They then parade together along a shopping street before the Yasaka mikoshi goes back to Enoshima at around 6 pm.
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Blessings at sea292 viewsThe mikoshi and bearers are blessed by a shrine priest on a boat wielding a sacred staff.
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Down ramp273 views
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Enoshima's main drag245 views
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Secondary shrines237 views
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Entrance to Enoshima's main drag. After you pass through this torii, you walk uphill along a narrow road lined with tourist souvenir shops.214 views
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Enoshima from Koyurugi Shrine lookout211 views
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Koyurugi Shrine208 views
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Cave at Enoshima192 views
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Entrance to Yasaka Shrine186 views
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Hiking around the island (not recommended). There is a nice path going around half the island. But the other half lacks a real path. It is somewhat risky.185 views
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Tengu man153 viewsIn the searing heat of summer, this costume must be unbearable.
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Rough trail150 views
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Water's edge148 views
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Also see the video at YouTube.148 views
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Fishing hole148 views
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Finally back to civilization143 views
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Other side of the island139 views
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At sea138 viewsShrine helpers on a boat splash buckets of sea water on the mikoshi bearers.
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Passing by Ryukoji Temple128 views
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Parading along a shopping street127 views
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Streetcar break125 views
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Passing Enoshima Station124 views
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Knockers124 viewsWhen they carry the mikoshi, a pair of knockers on both sides the mikoshi are struck to make a rhythmic sound.
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Crossing over123 views
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Entrance to Koyurugi Shrine123 viewsIt is dedicated to the sea goddess.
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Mikoshi made of acorns121 views
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Tram break121 viewsPart of the procession route also happened to be the Enoden streetcar route so we had to make way for the passing streetcar every 15 min. or so. There were streetcar personnel who blew their loud whistles whenever a streetcar was to pass through. I got scolded for sticking out my head to take this shot.
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Mikoshi face-off118 viewsThe shrine from Yasaka Shrine on Enoshima is the male (left), and the mikoshi from Koyurugi Shrine (foreground) is female.
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Koyurugi Shrine lookout117 viewsThe shrine is built atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, and there's small lookout offering sweeping view with Enoshima in the distance.
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Preparing for the sea116 viewsDuring a break, the mikoshi is prepared for a run in the ocean.
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Mikoshi couple. Also see the video at YouTube.115 views
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Fujisawa-juku (7th post town on the Tokaido) from his "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series. 92 views
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of an Enoshima cave and Mt. Fuji from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.75 views
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Enoshima Shrine's Nakatsumiya Shrine. 中津宮 市寸島比賣命を祀る52 views
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Hello Kitty flowers51 views
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Enoshima is also a cat island. This park as a few stray cats.50 views
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Enoshima Shrine's Hetsumiya Shrine. 辺津宮:旧下之宮。田寸津比賣命を祀る。49 views
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Hello Kitty dessert48 views
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Enoshima Yacht Harbor48 views
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View from the back of Enoshima.48 views
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Hello Kitty47 views
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A torii marks the entrance to Enoshima's main drag of tourist souvenir shops.46 views
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Enoshima's main drag of tourist souvenir shops.46 views
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Escalator service. If you don't want to climb all those stairs, take the Escalator. (Small admission charged)46 views
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View from Enoshima.45 views
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Cat on Enoshima45 views
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Hello Kitty dessert44 views
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"Be nice to cats on Enoshima."44 views
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Hello Kitty curry43 views
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View from Enoshima.43 views
   
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