This ceremony has its roots in a scroll from the 16th century novel “The Tale of Genji,” in which rice porridge made with seven kinds of fresh young greens was eaten as part of a wish for good health. This rice porridge is offered to the deity of the shrine in spring, and also served to visitors. The “seven spring grasses” can also be seen growing in the shrine garden.
February 11 (Mon, national holiday), 2019
Subway Karasuma Line, Kintetsu Kyoto Line to Takeda Station, and then walk 15 minutes
Seven Grasses Rice Porridge: 500 yen
Shrine Garden Entrance Fee: 600 yen