Hakata Okunchi

START: Oct 23, 2018 END: Oct 24, 2018

This traditional festival, with 1,200 years of history, gives thanks to the gods for autumn’s harvest. An ox-drawn carriage pulls an ornate mikoshi (divine palanquin/portable shrine), while children wearing traditional kimono and tachi-eboshi (brimless headgear worn by court nobles) walk in a parade together with a marching band, starting at Kushida Shrine and weaving around the Hakata area. On Oct. 23 look forward to events including Gokokuhojo Market selling seasonal fish and vegetables (10:00~16:00), free amazake (10:00~16:00), Sentomyo (18:00~21:00) and honosumo ritual matches.

Photo provided by the City of Fukuoka

• 10/23 (Tue.) ~ 10/24 (Wed.)
• 10/23: Autumn Festival 11:00~, 10/24: parade 14:00~
• Kushida Shrine and Hakata area
092-291-2951 (Kushida Shrine)

Published: Sep 28, 2018 / Last Updated: Sep 28, 2018

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