Kyokusui no En Festival

The Kyokusui no En Festival is a shrine ritual of purification that reenacts a picture scroll from the Heian Era (794 – 1185). The festival began in 958 AD and died out once but was resurrected in 1963. At this festival, poets wearing Heian Era costumes (such as the junihitoe, an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono, and ikan, the work clothes of the nobility and government officials at imperial court) sit along the banks of the small channel in the Kyokusui Garden of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Each poet must compose a poem and drink a cup of sake before a floating sake cup in the channel reaches them. Amid the sight of falling plum blossom petals and sound of the Japanese harp, visitors will feel as if time has stopped at this elegant festival!

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Date March 01, 2020 – March 01, 2020
Address Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel: 092-922-8225 
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Access A 5 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Dazaifu” Station
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Shrines and Temples (History and Culture) Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events) Traditional Event (Festivals and Events)

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