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Toka Ebisu is the first major festival in Kyoto. “Toka” means the 10th day and Ebisu is the god of good fortune and prosperity.
The festival actually lasts for 5 days from January 8 to 12 and January 10 as the center of the 5 day celebration.
Many people buy branches of lucky bamboo grass, called Fuku-Zasa which has benn blessed in a special ritual by a shrine maiden. They then buy more lucky charms and talismans, which they attach to the bamboo branch.
During the event flock into the Ebisu Shrine to conduct a simple ritual of prayer for ongoing success in their work and business.
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