Setsubun “Peach” Decoration related to Kojiki

At 120 years residence of Nara “HARUYA Naramachi”, we will carry out “peach” decoration according to the season of Setsubun. The tradition of throwing dried soy beans related to the Japanese old tale “Momotaro” and the “Izanagi Shrine” in Awaji Island. “Izanagi No Mikoto” who was pursued by “Izanami No Mikoto” threw peach to escape from the pursuer’s “Oni”. During the Setsubun season, hope enjoyable stay that reflects Japanese history and traditional culture.


Momotaro’s demon’s extermination

The old tale “Momotaro” familiar in Japan regardless of age and sex. Momotaro take dogs, monkeys and birds to go to “Onigashima”. Why did the main character have to come from peach? Why Momotaro bring a dog, a monkey and a bird? The answer is in the zodiac and direction. First, the “Oni” is in the direction of the northeast (“Ushi Tora”means cow and tiger in Japanese language) called “Kimon”. So, the “Oni” has cow horn and wears tiger’s pants. Then, from the southwest direction that corresponds to “the back side Kimon”, in the order of zodiacism, a monkey, a bird and a dog are together with Momotaro to get rid of “Oni”. The roots of “peach” to exterminate “Oni” is in Kojiki.



Traveling Kojiki | Awaji Island

In Awaji Island which conveys the myths of nationality, we can visit the scenic landscape related to Kojiki, such as “Izanagi Shrine” and “Onokorojima Shrine”. “Peach” is said to have the spiritual power for embarrassment, and there are peach’s amulets and peach “Ema” in Izanagi Shrine. Japan that can still walk mythological world. Onion is delicious, “Ono Koro Island”, the first born in Japan, and Awaji Island where we can go to the great vortex by a cruise ship. Please come and visit Kyoto and Nara with “HARUYA” and the landscape of Kojiki.



Traveling Kojiki

100 years traditional architecture “HARUYA” propose a journey on the theme of Kojiki. High reputation in the world for design and living of a “Machiya” where Japanese traditional culture was condensed. Following that roots mostly arrive at Kojiki. HARUYA will continue to introduce the scenic landscape of Kojiki and familiar traditional culture from Kyoto and Nara to connect the old days of Japan with now and the future.
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HARUYA Naramachi

More than 120 years of the village headman residence. Japanese garden, family bath, guest room with traditional Japanese houses have fully Japanese atmosphere. Located in NARAMACHI area with the townscape from ancient times. Walking distance to Deer Park, Great Buddha statue and five other World Heritage sites. 8 minutes by bus from Nara station (15 minutes on foot).
Address:31-4 Minamibukuro-cho Nara-shi, NARA, JAPAN