Since 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!
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• 3/1 (Sun.)
• 12:00~15:00 (open from 11:00)
• Free viewing
• Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
• 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
All photos provided by Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.