Special Opening of Kamo-sha Museum "Shu-sui-sha"

The 'Mitarashi Matsuri Festival - Ashitsuke Shinji' (Shinto ritual of foot dipping) is held at Shimogamo-jinja Shrine (Kamomioya-jinja Shrine) until August 1.

Why not take this opportunity to learn about Nagoshi Shinji such as Mitarashi Matsuri Festival and Yatori Shinji (an arrow taker Shinto ritual)?

Today, the Kamo-sha Museum Shu-sui-sha, which stands to the north of the first torii (shrine gate) of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine, is specially open to the public.

The special exhibition "Prayer and Culture of the Clear Stream of Shimogamo" is being held from July 10 to September 30.

The museum exhibits documents related to the Nagoshi Shinto ritual, which is held in Shimogamo's clear stream and prayer.

This special exhibition is held as part of the 46 "Summer Trip to Kyoto" Cultural Properties Special Exhibition.

We can also see the main hall of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine, which is a national treasure, and the Oiden, which is an important cultural property called "God's Kitchen".

Reservation is a priority, so those who want to see it can apply from the official website of "Kyoto Sightseeing Navi".

If there is a vacancy on the day, you may be able to visit without reservation.


The Kamo-sha Museum "Shu-sui-sha" used to be the residence of the Asada family who were painters of the Shimogamo-jinja Shrine school.

In the past, Shinto priests of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine lived in this area, and it is said that the town of Sha-ke House spread like Kamigamo's one.

At present, only the residences of this former Asada family and the Icho family who served as Shinto priest of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine are available.

The only existing residence is Icho family's one which stands north of Aoi-bashi Higashizume (east side).

In the building of the Kamosha Museum Shu-sui-sha, there are also exhibits that reproduce usually life of the Shake-House.


The building of the former Asada house is full of highlights not only inside but also outside the gate.

For example, the 'Kabyo-mon Gate' facing Omotesando of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine is shaped like a Torii (shrine gate).

Under the eaves, we can see the Kamo-sha (Kamigamo-jinja shrine and Shimogamo-jinja shrine) crest, Futaba-aoi, and a carving of ducks.

In addition, it is said that the Seki-jin civil officer standing beside the gate shows that this place was the residence of academic people.

How about thinking about the ancient days of Shimogamo, which developed as a Shake-House along with Kamigamo's one?

From August 2, it was decided that "priority measures such as prevention of the spread" will be applied to Kyoto Prefecture.

The contents may change, so please check the official website of "Kyoto Kanko Navi" in advance.

Please wear a mask, disinfect your hands with alcohol, and follow the staff's instructions.

Kyoto Sightseeing Navi Official Website

Kamo-sha Shiryokan Shu-sui sha (Museum of Kamo-sha)
55 -1 Shimogamo Miyagawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
*The north side of Ichi no torii (the first gate) of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine
3 minutes walk from Demachiyanagi Station on the Keihan Line

Here is for The Shinto ritual in midsummer to pray for good health
*"Mitarashi Matsuri Festival Ashitsuke Shinji" will be held until August 1.

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