Miyoshi Bondensai 三吉梵天祭 Akita (Jan.)
Miyoshi Bondensai is the annual matsuri of Taiheizan Miyoshi Shrine. It is held on January 17th. Each residents’ association, and companies and organizations offer Bonden (objects containing a divine spirit), to pray for bumper crops, the wellbeing of families and success in business. The event is also called “Kenka Bonden” (battling Bonden), because everyone competes roughly, in an attempt to get to the front. This day, in the middle of winter in Akita, heats up with the energy of the men in the crowd.
Taiheizan Miyoshi Jinja, Akanuma, Hiroomote, Akita City, Akita
Approx. 6 min. by taxi from the East Exit of JR Akita station.
Approx. 8 min. from the Akita-chuo interchange of the Akita Expressway.