Kentosai Rokugatsudo Shinaga Jinja no Karakuri Hanabi 献燈祭六月灯 科長神社のからくり花火 Miyazaki (July)
Rokugatsudo is a summer matsuri held in the area of the Satsuma domain (the old name for the area around Kagoshima Prefecture). People pray for bumper crop harvests and good health. In the Shinaga Jinja Reitaisai, a marionette fireworks display called "Tsunabi" (rope fireworks) is held. The fireworks, made out of bamboo pipes, run along hemp rope stretched like a spider's web, and travel one after the other through the darkness. It is said that those who are showered with sparks will be healthy, and the ritual attracts many worshippers and onlookers every year.
Shinaga Jinja, Shiwachi, Kamizuru-cho, Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki
Get off at JR Miyakonojo station and take a taxi for approx. 20 min.
From Miyakonojo interchange on the Miyazaki Expressway, take National Route 10, then National Route 221 for approx. 10 min.