Jinkoshiki is a Shinto festival to bring peace and prosperity and to give thanks for an abundant autumn harvest, held since 1101. It is also an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Fukuoka. One of the festival highlights is the goshinyo in which participants clad in historical costumes parade slowly along a 2 km stretch. Don’t miss the Sentomyo on Sep. 25 to see the elegant dance of shrine maidens among the flickering lights of 1,000 candles.
Photo: Dazaifu Tenmangu
• 9/20 (Fri.) ~ 9/25 (Wed.)
• Sentomyo: 9/25 20:00 (check the website for the schedule)
• Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
• 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka