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Kushida Shrine


Kushida Shrine located in located in Hakata nearby Canal City Hakata and was built in 757

as a guardian deity of Halata.

The most exciting summer festival in KyushuHakata 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.



                Torii gate



          Shrine main building


       Deity of Shito





           Sacred Crane Well



   Fortune telling piece of paper


           Donation of Sake


      Hakata Gion Yamakawa


      Yamakawa decoration


     Yamakawa decoration

              Red Torii

         1,000 years Ginkgo tree  

            Shrine precinct



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