Hayaosa Hachiman-gu Aki Matsuri 早長八幡宮 秋祭り Yamaguchi (Oct.)
In the Hayaosa Hachiman-gu Aki Matsuri, people pray for peace across the region, bumper fish hauls and safety at sea. The highlight is the "dashi (floats) junko" in which the floats head to the temporary resting place where the shrine once stood before it was moved. The settlements have inherited the ten dashi floats and one odoriyama float, which are structured like a shrine, with a torii gate and lanterns. The arrival of the floats at the temporary resting place creates the spectacle of a shrine which appears only once a year, and a ritual is held. It is an odd matsuri, in which a shrine moves through the town.
Hayaosa Hachiman-gu, Murozumi, Hikari City, Yamaguchi
Get off at JR Tokuyama station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line. From JR Tokuyama station on the JR Sanyo Main line bound for Iwakuni, get off at JR Hikari station. Take a JR Bus bound for Murozumi Park Guchi and after approx. 18 min. get off at Murozumi bus stop.
Approx. 25 min. from the Kumage interchange of the Sanyo Expressway.
Approx. 30 min. from the Tokuyama-higashi interchange of the Sanyo Expressway.