Rice Planting Festival at Mt. Kubote

At Mt. Kubote, which is know as a mountain for asceticism, mountain priests used to hold a festival unique to Buzen called “Matsue” to pray for an abundant harvest. One of the events, the Rice Planting Ritual, has been passed down for generations and is still conducted today as the Rice Planting Festival, a Municipally Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset.
The festival is held on the grounds in front of Kunitama Shrine’s middle sanctuary on Mt. Kubote on March 29 every year. A humorous dance accompanied by song that presents the story of farm work – from seeding in the Spring to harvest in the Fall – is performed for the gods and attracts many spectators.

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Date March 28, 2021
Address 828-0086 Kunitama Shrine, Kubotesan, Buzen City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0979-82-1111 
Buzen City Education Division
Parking 30 vehicles; Parking at the Municipal “Kubote Shiryokan Mae” Bus stop
Access By train and bus – Take a municipal bus from JR “Unoshima” Station on the Nippo Main Line and get off at “Kubote Shiryokan Mae” bus stop (about a 30 minute ride); about a 45 minute walk to the venue from there
Area Kitakyushu Area
Genre Mountains and Highlands (Natural Scenery) Festival (Festivals and Events) Traditional Event (Festivals and Events) Entertainment (Festivals and Events)

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