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Yatsushiro Myouken Sai

Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Interesting local festival - intangible folklorecultural asset

When we first read about the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival we decided we had to visit. It’s... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2016
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The "Yatsushiro Myouken Sai," held at Yatsushiro Shrine in Kumamoto prefecture, is one of Kyushu's three major festivals, passed down by the townspeople since the end of the Edo period. Visitors will be treated to a lavish portable shrine-transporting procession, roughly 1 km long, that seems to come straight from the Edo period, featuring shishi (lions), kazari-uma (decorated horses), a kida (snake-turtle), and more. The eve of the festival is also packed with attractions and events, including a traditional performance festival, the Yatsushiro food court with its gourmet selection, and a stamp collection event. This festival is one of Japan's Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
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Oct 28, 2016
“Interesting local festival - intangible folklorecultural asset”
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

When we first read about the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival we decided we had to visit. It’s described as one of the 3 greatest festivals in Kyushu. It is definitely a very local event. The town was mobbed with locals and visitors from Kumamoto and beyond,...More

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