Gohoden Kumano Jinja no Sairei 御宝殿 熊野神社の祭礼 Fukushima (July)
The Gohoden Kumano Jinja no Sairei unites Shinto ritual and folk art. It is held solemnly, in accordance with ancient rites, and is rich in color. The children’s dengaku ritual dancing, performed by eight children of elementary school age, is an unusual event in Japan. The matsuri is also known as Gohoden-no-Chigo Dengaku Furyu, and is a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
Kumano Jinja, Gohoden, Nishiki-machi, Iwaki City, Fukushima
Get off at Ueda station on the JR Joban line. Approx. 20 min. walk, or approx. 10 min. by car.
Get off at Nakoso station on the JR Joban line. Approx. 10 min. by car.
Exit the Joban Expressway at the Iwaki-nakoso interchange and take National Route 289. Then take prefectural Route 56 for approx. 10 min.