Jun 9, 2019

2019 Pinwheels at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

2019 Pinwheels at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine photo

Every year in June the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine have a pinwheel event. They display dozens of pinwheels by the entrance of the shrine. This year the pinwheels are blue and yellow. They are on display for the full month of June and for a few days in early July.

2019 Pinwheels at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine photo

This year, 2019, the shrine also had pinwheels in May for the first time. They were put up in celebration of the new Emperor, along with wind chimes. The May colours of red and white were a lot prettier in my humble opinion. They had more of a dramatic impact than the blue and yellow. 

The wind chime event in July and August enjoys much more fame than the pinwheel event. I suppose the soothing sounds of wind chimes are more appealing than rotating pinwheels. They are already preparing the wind chimes, but when we were there tonight they had that area closed off to the public. 

Are there any pinwheels on display in your neck of the woods?



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  • genkidesu

    on Jun 9

    Wow - these are beautiful! Wish we had some around here but I'm yet to spot any!

  • Saitama

    on Jun 16

    @genkidesu sorry I only saw this comment now. I hope you find some in Niigata