Day 1 of the Tōka-Ebisu Festival! - Vikingess Voyages

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 1 of the Tōka-Ebisu Festival!

Today was the first day of the Tōka Ebisu (十日戎) festival in the Imamiya-Ebisu jinja shrine in Osaka. I'm participating as one of the Fuku Musume, which are selected shrine maidens who has the task of selling lucky charms in the temple.
I am staying at a hostel close to the shrine, so at least I don't have to go back and forth to Kyoto every day. But with the work starting at 8:30 and ending somewhere around 21:30 it is still quite a long day! With that said, I have had a lot of fun. Even with the long hours it feels like the time is flying. Probably because we are more or less constantly busy.. :p
I have to admit that it is probably easier for me since I got elected as one of four Daihyou Fuku Musume (representative Fuku Musume), because I got a couple of breaks for the TV interviews. Lucky! :)
Still, the experience working at the shrine is a totally unique experience, which I feel really thankful to be a part of.
Me being interviewed on TV 
TV interview on the first day of the Tōka-Ebisu Festival

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