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Kushida Shrine

 

Kushida Shrine located in Hakata nearby Canal City Hakata 

and was built in 757 as a guardian deity of Hakata.

The most exciting summer festival in Kyushu, Hakata Gion Yamagasa is held

in the shrine in July. 

The tall Kazari Yamakasa, a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed.  
The float was constructed without using even a single nail.
The Oi Yamakasa, in which floats weighing over a ton race 
through the streets of Hakata carried on the shoulders of 
26 people, presents a dynamic spectacle of bravery and 
strength that attracts many spectators.


The shrine is also famous as place of Setsubun ceremony
 ( Bean throwing ceremony) which is held on February 3rd 
every year.


Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

The most exciting summer festival in Japa, takes place from July 1 to 15

and is held at Kushida-jinja Shrine in Hakata.

There are two kinds of festival floats called Yamagasa. One is Kazari-yamagasa with
15 meters high, a gorgeously decorated festival float which is decked with elaborate
dolls and castles.   more

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