Tamaseseri / wooden ball catching festival
at Hakozaki Shrine in Fukuoka-city, including a traditional form of fortune-telling.
Several hundred men wearing lion cloths compete on piggy-back in
two teams, the “sea” team and the “land” team team, for possession of
a wooden ball.
If the sea team wins, a bountiful fishing catch is predicted for the year;
if the land team wins a rich harvest is predicted.