Hatsukoshin Festival

START: Jan 7, 2022 END: Jan 7, 2022

A New Year custom in which people visit the small Sarutahiko Shrine from early morning to line up and buy monkey masks handmade by Hakata ningyo doll makers. The masks are hung in front of houses to ward off evil spirits, as the Japanese word for “monkey” (saru) is a homophone of the word “go away.” Read more about this unique event here.

Photo provided by Sarutahiko Shrine

• 1/7 (Fri.)
• 7:00~18:00
• Free entry (monkey mask: ¥1,000)
• Sarutahiko Shrine
1-1-41 Fujisaki, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka

Photo provided by Sarutahiko Shrine

Published: Dec 13, 2021 / Last Updated: Dec 13, 2021

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