Ushigoe Matsuri 牛越祭 Miyazaki (July)
Ushigoe Matsuri is a traditional ritual held at Sugawara Shrine to pray for the good health of livestock and a bumper harvest. Held at the end of the busy farming season, it is an unusual event in which cattle jump over logs raised 50cm from the ground. It has a history of over 400 years, and around 20 cows participate in the ritual each year.
Sugawara Jinja, Ebino City, Miyazaki
Approx. 15 min. by taxi from Kyomachi-Onsen station on the Kitto line
Approx. 10 min. from Ebino interchange