Umi Hachimangu Koyasu Taisai 宇美八幡宮 子安大祭 Fukuoka (Apr.)
Umi Hachimangu Koyasu Taisai is a grand festival at Umi Hachimangu Shrine that is held every other year. Portable shrines housing deities are carried to Tongu (a temporary palace) about 700 m away, and are accompanied by a procession of children as a way to pray for the sound growth of children. This shrine is said to have been established at the sacred site of Umi where Empress Jingu gave birth to the future Emperor Ojin, and the town Umi-machi, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, also derives its name from the sacred site.
Umi Hachimangu, Umi, Umi-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka
Get off at Umi Station, JR Kashii Line, and walk for approx. 5 min.
Approx. 15 min. from the Dazaifu interchange of the Kyushu Expressway.
Approx. 10 min. from Sue Smart interchange of the Kyushu Expressway