Ukiha Okunchi Festival


Ukiha Okunchi Festival is a prayer festival held at Kamo Shrine on April 11 every year to pray for an abundant harvest and good health. It was started by Imperial Prince Kanenaga Shino in 1361.
The festival features many events, such as a Shinto thanksgiving ritual at the sanctuary, the dedication of the “Dance of Urayasu” to the gods, and a parade in which children wearing spectacular old-style costumes and playing music march. Worth seeing in this parade are the “Keyari” (a traditionl performance in which pairs of adults and childen throw an ornamental spear back and forth to one other) and especially the “Otona (Adult) Keyari” with its powerful movements!
Many stalls line the grounds of the shrine, which bustles all day long with a ceremonial Kendo (Japanese fencing) tournament, exhibitions, and more.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 839-1408 福岡県うきは市浮羽町山北1
Address 1 Yamakita, Ukiha Town, Ukiha City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0943-76-3980(観光会館 土蔵(くら))
Contact Ukiha City Tourism Association (Ukiha Branch)
Fax Number 0943-76-4039
Car Park Available
Access By train and car - About a 5 minute drive from JR Ukiha Station on the Kyudai Main Line

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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