Yasui Konpira-gu Shrine

Yasui Konpira-gu has become especially popular among young Japanese women who flock to the shrine to perform a ritual of crawling through a hole in a large ema-shaped stone, known as the enkiri or enmusubi stone.The Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival) takes place in September and involves the gathering of old used combs and hairpins (kanzashi) to express thanks for their use. Local Gion geisha and maiko participate.

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