Fujinomori Matsuri Festival, 「藤森祭」 is held at Fujinomori Shrine every year from MAY 1 to MAY 5. During the festival, there are many food stalls in the precincts, and portable shrines are carried around the shrine. There are also Japanese drum performances, and a samurai parade.
The highlight of this festival is “kakeuma-shinji”, acrobatic horse-riding ritual. It has 1,200 years history and was originally a ritual to pray for the safe return from the battlefield and victory for the samurai.
You won’t miss the riders show their acrobatic skills on horseback.
13:00, and 15:00 “Kakeuma-shinji” in the shrine precincts. Location : Fujinomori-jinja Shrine Access : 5-ninute walk from Fujinomori station on the JR Nara line, or 7-minute walk from Sumizome station on the Keihan main line.