Kingosama Odori 金吾様踊り Kagoshima (Sept.)
Kingosama-odori is the grand autumn matsuri of Oishi Shrine, which is dedicated to Shimazu Toshihisa, who was popularly known as “Kingo sama”. He was the first generation of the Kedoin Shimazu clan which ruled this area during the Oda/Toyotomi era (late 16th century). People pray for bumper crops and good health. The five settlements in the Nakatsugawa area gather, and each settlement offers a traditional dance.
Oishi Jinja, Satsuma-cho Nakatsugawa, Satsuma-gun, Kagoshima
From JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station take the bus at the 7th bus station in the Miyanojo direction for approx. 90 min., get off at Miyanojo bus stop, then take a taxi approx. 35 min.
From Mizobe-Kagoshima interchange of the Kyushu Expressway take National Route 504, approx. 10 min. from Satsuma Hirohashi interchange.