Setsubun Festival at Miyajidake Shrine

START: Jan 27, 2024 END: Feb 3, 2024

On January 27-28 and February 2-3, Miyajidake Shrine comes alive with the vibrant Mamemaki (bean-scattering) rituals, a time-honored tradition for invoking good fortune. Individuals deemed to be in their unlucky years, along with those born in the Year of the Dragon, don vibrant costumes and gather in hope and celebration. They chant the auspicious phrase “Fuku wa Uchi, Oni wa Soto” (good luck is inside, bad luck is outside) as a fervent prayer for prosperity and good fortune. Amidst this lively atmosphere, visitors flock to the shrine, eagerly participating in the ritual and endeavoring to catch the scattered beans, which are believed to be talismans of good luck, making this event a memorable fusion of cultural heritage and communal joy.

Setsubun Festival at Miyajidake Shrine, 宮地嶽神社 厄除招福節分祭

• 1/27 (Sat.), 1/28 (Sun.), 2/2 (Fri.) ~ 2/3 (Sat.)
• Mamemaki (bean-scattering): 12:00~, 14:00~, 16:00~
• Miyajidake Shrine
7-1 Miyajimoto-machi, Fukutsu City, Fukuoka

Published: Dec 1, 2023 / Last Updated: Dec 1, 2023

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