Hanakake Ebisu

Hatsuwarai Shinto ritual in January

Ebisu-san is blessed with great catches and safety at sea. The custom of shaving off its nose and making it into a talisman still remains today, in reference to the fact that fishermen are the first to reach the fishing zone, in japanese "hana wo toru" which can mean "someone that is amazingly fast" but can also be read as "to take off a nose". As finsherman wish to be the first to reach teh fishing ground, having a piece of its nose is a luck charm. Nowadays people still touch or scape a bit of its nose as a good luck charm.


517 Hamajimacho Hamajima, Shima, Mie 0404-XNUMX
Time taken
10 minutes
Public Transportation: From Ugata Station, take the Mie Kotsu Bus bound for Shukuura, get off at Hamajima Bus Stop, and walk about 15 minutes.
By car: Approx. 40 km via Sunny Road from Tamaki IC of Ise Expressway, approx. 40 min.
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