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Akazaki Festival (Ritual Festival for Akazaki Shrine)

This festival is held around Akazaki Shrine Natural Amphitheater (a nationally-designated Important Tangible Cultural Property). In the year 1596, there was a plague among the horses and cattle here, and when the people prayed to the agricultural deity enshrined at Akazaki Shrine, the plague was cured, and it is said that the people gave thanks by performing dances here. During the festivities on the night before the festival, there will be fish-catching and a live band, and on the day of the festival there will be performances of the traditional Akazaki Shrine Gaku and Yumoto Nanjo-odori Dances, both designated as Important Intangible Cultural Folk Properties.
Time 2020/09/12 - 2020/09/13 Akazaki Festival Eve Festivities: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Akazaki Shrine Festival Dedicatory Rituals 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location Around Akazaki Shrine in Higashi-fukawa, Nagato City
Access ・15 minutes walking from Nagato-shi Station on the JR San'in Main Line
・Approx. 35 minutes by car from the Mine Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway
Parking Available, free *Space for limited number of vehicles
Price/s Free *Fee required at shop

Shomyo-ichi Association

Era, Higashi-fukawa, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4101