Write your wish on a gomagi (votive stick) and toss it into the fire to burn away bad luck! Enjoy a Chikuzen biwa (lute) performance, see a chigo ceremony (costumed children process around the shrine grounds), watch the initiation of mountain priests, and walk barefoot over burning, sacred coals (optional!).
• 5/29 (Sun.)
• Kamado Jinja Shrine
• 883 Uchiyama, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn209, May 2016)