Kumano Kodo Picture Scroll Procession(Kumano Kodo Emaki Gyoretsu)
“Kumano Kodo Picture Scroll Procession” reenacts 'Ari-no Kumano-mode'. Participants parade about 2 km down the Kumano Kodo in Heian period costumes as Cloistered Emperor, Saigyo Hoshi (Buddhist priest Saigyo), guards, and women serving in the inner palace.
Ari-no Kumano-mode : Pilgrimages to the Kumano Sanzan in particular became popular and many people visited them; the spectacle of their advancing on a narrow mountain trail in a row was called 'Ari-no Kumano-mode' (Ants' pilgrimages to the Kumano Sanzan).
- Take a local train of JR West Line from Osaka Station to Nishikujo Station. Transfer to the Limited Express Kuroshio for Shirahama. At Shirahama Station, transfer to JR Kisei Honsen Line (Kinokuni Line) on a local train for Shingu. Approx. 5 hours to reach Shingu Station.
- 3 Nov 2020