Dazaifu Shrine Kyokusui-no-en Festival

START: Mar 5, 2017 END: Mar 5, 2017

Started in the Heian period, this elegant annual festival sees Waka poets in traditional kimono sit along a stream composing poems amongst 6,000 blossoming plum trees. But there’s a catch – a cup of sake is set afloat upstream, and when the cup reaches them, they must finish the poem and drink! Secure your seat early!

• 3/5 (Sun.)
• 12:00~15:00 (open from 11:00)
• Free
• Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
• 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu
• 092-922-8225

Published: Feb 13, 2017 / Last Updated: Mar 6, 2017

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