Kawawatari Jinkosai Festival

START: May 20, 2017 END: May 21, 2017

This 500-year-old festival is a Fukuoka intangible folk cultural asset. A large mikoshi (portable shrine) is pulled across the Hikosan River by 60 men. 10 decorative floats also cross the river. At night, people enjoy food and drink along the riverside near the illuminated floats, which return to the other side on Sunday.

Photo: © まつりin田川実委

• 5/20 (Sat.) ~ 5/21 (Sun.)
• River crossing: (Sat.) 15:30~ (Sun.) 13:30~
• Free
• Fuuji Hachimangu Shrine area
• 2-30 Uo-machi, Tagawa, Fukuoka

Published: Apr 12, 2017 / Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017

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