Oitatsu Hachimangu Jinkosai 生立八幡宮神幸祭 Fukuoka (May)
In the Oitatsu Hachimangu Jinkosai, the O-shioitori purification ceremony is held on the first day, followed by the O-kudari on the second, and the O-nobori on the third, when the mikoshi (shrine float) are taken from the shrine and then returned. Eight floats accompany the mikoshi, traveling 100 meters across the area called Baba in front of the shrine. It is a dynamic matsuri, in which around 100 people carry a creaking 3.5 ton float, and can suitably be called an "offering of strength".
Oitatsu Hachimangu, Saigawaoitatsu, Miyako-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka
Get off at Saigawa station on the Heisei Chikuho Railway. Approx. 15 min. walk.
Approx. 10 min. from the Imagawa Smart interchange of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway.
Approx. 15 min. from the Miyako-Toyotsu interchange of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway.