Osaka bustles with life during seasonal festivals and events.
Some of these events are introduced below by season.
Business is thriving, so bring out the bamboo!
Toka Ebisu, the god of business at the Ebisu Shrine, attracts multitudes of people every year, all hoping for a successful year in business. This event takes place on January 9th, which is known as Yoi-ebisu, January 10th, which is known as Hon-ebisu, and January 11th, which is known as Nokorifuku. The area bustles with high-spirited voices shouting, "Business is thriving, so bring out the bamboo!" and the young Fukumusume maidens, who are selected every year for the occasion. Now is the time to pray for success in business for the entire year...