Fuji Hachimangu Shrine River Crossing Festival
Fuji Hachimangu Shrine River Crossing Festival is one of Fukuoka’s five biggest festivals. The festival is put on by Fuji Hachiman Shrine (which has a more than 400 year history) and is famous as a summer festival of men from Tagawa City. Prayers are made at Fuji Hachimangu Shrine for a good harvest. The sight of two portable shrines and 11 floats being hauled across the Hikosan River is nothing short of magnificent. The weight of each of the brightly colored floats is between 2 to 4 tons. One shouldn’t miss the sight of the emotions the participating men have! Once the festival is over, farmers nearby begin making rice nurseries. The festival is held on the third Saturday and Sunday of May every year.
*Held on the third weekend of every May
*About the Festival: Municipally-Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset
|This event has finished.|
|Date||May 16, 2020 – May 17, 2020|
|Address||Fuji Hachimangu Shrine, 2-30 Uo Town, Tagawa City, Fukuoka|
312 phone extension (Tagawa City Hall Commerce and Industry Labour Administation Section)
|Parking||Special parking is available|
|Access||*About a 5 minute walk from JR Hitahikosan Line Tagawa-Ita Station
*From National Highway 201 take a right turn at Higashi Ohashi Bridge. Proceed for 1.5km. The event sight is near Shimbashi Bridge
On the day of the event, special traffic controls will be in place
|Times Available||Held the third weekend of every May|
|Genre||Shrines and Temples (History and Culture) Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events) Traditional Event (Festivals and Events) Entertainment (Festivals and Events)|
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