Sumiyoshi Shrine Reitaisai

START: Oct 12, 2023 END: Oct 14, 2023

Among over 2,000 Sumiyoshi Shrines nationwide, this particular shrine is one of the oldest and has long been revered as the guardian deity of maritime safety and ships. The Grand Festival originated as a way to give thanks for the safe return of the Empress Jingu from Korea, featuring sumo wrestling and horseback archery as offerings.

• Evening Festival: October 12, starts at 4:00 PM
• Main Shrine Ceremony: October 13, starts at 10:00 AM
• Closing Ceremony: October 14, starts at 10:00 AM

After the religious ceremonies, don’t miss the exciting horseback archery event (yabusame), starting at 11:00 AM on October 13.

Sumiyoshi Shrine Reitaisai, 住吉神社 例大祭(相撲会大祭)

• 10/12 (Thu.) ~ 10/14 (Sat.)
• Horseback archery event: 10/13 (Fri.) 11:00~
• Sumiyoshi Shrine
3-1-51 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Published: Oct 12, 2023 / Last Updated: Oct 12, 2023

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