Joma Shinji

Travel Information

Joma Shinji(除魔神事) is one of the popular holy festivals of Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura. It is held in January 5 at 10 a.m. This Samurai ceremony has been traditionally held for over 800 years, and it was established by Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun who open the Samurai government at Kamakura. It was used to be the first event of a year for Samurai. They all wears the traditional Samurai costume in Kamakura period.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
Date: January 5

0. at Kamakura.
1. walk north 15 min.

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Map around Joma Shinji

Detailed Travel Guide

Joma Shinji
Joma Shinji was started by Minamoto no Yoritomo who is the first Shogun of Samurai in 1180.

In Japan, an arrow has the power to defeat the evil. Archers shoot arrows, at a target 27 meters away, on which the Japanese character for oni or devil is marked. By hitting the target, they wish the devil to be exorcised. The lead archer is chosen from the current lord of Ogasawara Style Archery, and other archers are also chosen from Kamakura Traditional Archery club. There are 6 archers represented as the brothers.

The first Reception
There is the Shinto reception by the priest to cleansing archers minds, bodies and weapons at the stage.

The lead archer shoots Kaburaya that make a sound that defeat the evil.

6 archers will shoot two arrows each. These 6 archers are represented as the brother. The first archer is the first son, and the last archer is the 2nd son.