Today at Ikuta Shrine and in the streets, the city celebrated Ikuta Matsuri: a religious festival dedicated to the security and prosperity of Kobe. Groups of people in traditional costumes walked through the streets, often stopping at storefronts to offer a blessing of prosperity for various city merchants.
16apr16. Kobe, Japan.
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These are great images! We’ve booked our flights for our October trip and have included a few days in Kobe. I’m really looking forward to exploring. Your images have shown an intriguing side to the city. Thanks!
Thank you! That’s the greatest compliment, that you are now intrigued with Kobe… 😉
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HI Jacqueline may I know if this is an annual festival and would u know which month this festival fall on?
I imagine it is. Ikuta’s Autumn Festival (秋祭り, Akimatsuri).