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Shiramine Shrine

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Type  Imperial Shrine
Phone  +81 75-441-3810
Shiramine Shrine

Address  Japan, 〒602-0054 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Kamigyo Ward, 今出川堀川東入飛鳥井261
Dedicated to  Emperor Junnin, Emperor Sutoku
Similar  Seimei Shrine, Kitano Tenmangū, Goō Shrine, Daihōon‑ji, Goryō Shrine

Komachi odori at shiramine shrine in kyoto pt2

Shiramine Shrine (白峯神宮, Shiramine jingū) is a Shinto Shrine in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto


The Shrine is dedicated to the veneration of the kami of Emperor Junnin and Emperor Sutoku. Annually in mid–September two Noh performances are held at the Shiramine Shrine in memory of Emperor Sutoku.

Shiramine is also home to the deity Seidai Myojin who is popularly known as the god of sports, and especially soccer.

The lucky charm(叶う輪 Kanauwa) of Shiramine Shrine is very popular to worshipers.Kanauwa is Lucky charm of sports.

Kemari at the shiramine shrine in kyoto


In 1871, the Kanpei-sha (官幣社) identified the hierarchy of government-supported shrines most closely associated with the Imperial family. The kampeisha were shrines venerated by the imperial family. This category encompasses those sanctuaries enshrining emperors, imperial family members, or meritorious retainers of the Imperial family. Up through 1940, the mid-range of Imperial shrines or Kanpei-chūsha (官幣中社) included the shrine; and it was then known as Shiramine-gū In 1940, Shiramine's status was changed to Kanpei-taisha (官幣大社), which is the highest rank; and since then, it has been known as Shiramine jingū.


Shunki Reitaisai Festival

(Grand Festival of Spring)

April 14

Kemari 10:30 a.m.


(Festival of Budō(武道))

May 5

Japanese Budō Demonstration from9:00 a.m.(all day long)

Seidaimyoujin Reisai Festival

July 7

Kemari 2:00 p.m.

Komachi-odori 4:30 p.m.


Shiramine Shrine Wikipedia