Achi Jinja Shuki Reitaisai 阿智神社 秋季例大祭 Okayama (Oct.)
Achi Jinja Shuki Reitaisai is held over two days at Achi Shrine in the Bikan Historical Quarter of Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. On the first day, a ceremony is held at 10:00am, and in the evening there is a ceremonial dance by shrine maidens and a Kurashiki Tenryo Daiko performance. The deity is transferred the following day in a historical procession through Kurashiki, and is welcomed by the locals. A hit on the head from a participating "suinkyo" wearing a mask is said to bring good health.
Achi Jinja, Honmachi, Kurashiki City, Okayama
Get off at JR Kurashiki station on the JR Sanyo Main line and the JR Hakubi line. Approx. 15 min. walk.
Approx. 15 min. from the Kurashiki interchange of the Sanyo Expressway.
Approx. 15 min. from the Hayashima interchange of the Seto-Chuo Expressway.