Last week, we went to the festival of God Ebisu held at Sumiyoshi Shrine located ten minutes away from our office at Fukumachi.
Side Note: Festival of God Ebisu is about worshiping God Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods and the god of prosperity. This festival is held every 10th of January and nine to eleven days before and after the 10th.
It seems that Amo-san is ready for the festival wearing his hakama.
As we walk to the shrine, we see red flags dancing for God Ebisu.
Here is the gate near Ohno River Promenade.
This is the main gate. By the way, Sumiyoshi Shrine was established three hundred fifty years ago.
Amo-san seems happy with the divine horse.
What Amo-san and we wished for is this year’s prosperity and gave thanks to God Ebisu.
When we let Amo-san sit down for a while,
We noticed that he kind of became one of the divine dogs with the dogs behind him.
As we headed back to our office, we brought back some lucky charms with us.
The fukusasa bamboo, the rake ornament, the ricebag, the red snapper, and the gold coins created a vibrant atmosphere to our office!
This is a new lucky charm Sumiyoshi Shrine produced this year. Look at the God Ebisu smiling at us!
By the way, we sometimes call God Ebisu, “Ebessan” as a nickname.
Here is a lucky omen.
We decorated the lucky charms on the first floor of our office.
For the smaller decorations, we had them installed at the guest room, so feel free to take a look!
For past articles about the festival, click here.
Thanks for reading!