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Tamaseseri Festival

Held in the afternoon on January 3 at Hakozakigu Shrine to predict a bumper crop and good catch for the year, Tamaseseri is a traditional festival of Hakata’s New Year season! “Seseri” means “to touch” or “to compete”, which is just what competitors clad in loincloths do! They are divided into the Land Team (farmers) and the Sea Team (fishermen), and then scramble to capture two 8kg (nearly 18 pound) balls while being drenched with cold water. Tamaseseri was originally the Tamahayashi festival held at Ebisu Shrines throughout the country.

This event has finished.
Date January 03, 2021 – January 03, 2021
Address 812-0053 1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:092-641-7431 
Hakozaki Shrine
Parking Available; 200 vehicles
Access By train – 8 minute walk from JR Hakozaki Station
By subway – 3 minute walk from Hakozakigu Mae Station (Exit 1)
Times Available January 3
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Shrines and Temples (History and Culture) Festival (Festivals and Events) Traditional Event (Festivals and Events)
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