Suhoteisai 数方庭祭 Yamaguchi (Aug.)
Suhoteisai is held every year from August 7th to 13th at Iminomiya Shrine. It is said to have begun in the time of Emperor Chuai, the 14th emperor of Japan. The men carry “oya”- large flag poles made by joining two lengths of bamboo which are around 30 meters in height and around 100 kg in weight. The women carry tanabata (star festival) decorations with lanterns called “kiriko”, and they walk around an oniishi (demon stone). It is designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Iminomiya Jinja, Chofumiyanouchi-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi
Approx. 15 min. from JR Shimonoseki station to JR Chofu station. Approx. 10 min. by taxi.
Approx. 5 min. from JR Chofu station by Sanden Kotsu bus bound for Shimonoseki. Alight at Jokamachi Chofu bus stop. An approx. 5 min. walk.
Approx. 20 min. from Shimonoseki interchange on the Chugoku Expressway.