ToyamaKushida Jinja Shrine


Kushida shrine is where approximately 100,000 people visit every New Years to pray. "Kushi of Kushida" means a comb in Japanese. According to legend, a big snake was living in a pond of the town many years ago, and the snake was eating village people. One day, this big snake ate a girl, but the comb, which a girl put in her hair stuck in the throat of the big snake and the big snake also died. This festival features Japanese lion dance, which is a traditional Japanese dance that dates back to the early 16th century.

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Kushida Jinja Shrine, Toyama

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