Tamaseseri Festival


Held in the afternoon on January 3 at Hakozakigu Shrine to predict a bumper crop and good catch for the year, Tamaseseri is a traditional festival of Hakata’s New Year season! “Seseri” means “to touch” or “to compete”, which is just what competitors clad in loincloths do! They are divided into the Land Team (farmers) and the Sea Team (fishermen), and then scramble to capture two 8kg (nearly 18 pound) balls while being drenched with cold water. Tamaseseri was originally the Tamahayashi festival held at Ebisu Shrines throughout the country.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 812-0053 福岡県福岡市東区箱崎1-22-1 筥崎宮
Address 1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-641-7431(筥崎宮社務所)
Contact Hakozaki Shrine
Event Days January 3
Car Park Available; 200 vehicles
Access By train - 8 minute walk from JR Hakozaki Station
By subway - 3 minute walk from Hakozakigu Mae Station (Exit 1)
Website http://www.hakozakigu.or.jp/shiki.php

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


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