Kaku Jinja Chushusai Kaku no Ichi 賀来神社仲秋祭 賀来の市 Oita (Sept.)
Kaku Jinja Chushusai Kaku no Ichi is held once every six years, in the year of the rabbit and the year of the rooster. A valiant daimyo procession is held, and the special attraction is the "toriigoshi" event, in which children throw umbrellas over a five meter-high torii gate and catch them. If they succeed, they are greeted by cheers from the crowds at the side of the road. This is the liveliest part of the matsuri. The rituals in the unique procession, which includes the "toriigoshi" event, have been passed down orally, and form the bonds that bind the community.
Kaku chiku - Kaku Jinja, Oita City, Oita
From JR Oita station on the JR Kyudai main line go approx. 10 min. to JR Kaku station. Approx. 15 min. walk.
Take the Oita interchange of the Oita Expressway, go through the Omichi Tunnel, then go along National Route 207 for approx. 25 min.