Omuta Daijyayama (Large Snake Float) Festival


Daijyayama Festival is one of Omuta’s signature Summer events. It is held on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of July and is a big festival which over 30 thousand people attend every year.
The origins of the festival are said to have been born over 300 years ago, when beliefs in water gods (symbolized by snakes and dragons) and Gion, the god of agriculture and sickness prevention, intertwined.
On the day of the festival, the sky over Omuta burns bright red with fire works. Floats from each district called “Daijyayama” march through the main street, while the large decorative snakes on the floats open the eyes widely and spew seven-colored sparks from their gaping mouths.“Kamase” is a tradition that nearly all locals have experienced at least once in which people have the big snake “bite” their children in hopes of ensuring their good health. Various attractions and general dances also take place around the venue, adding more excitement.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 836-0047 福岡県大牟田市大正町2ほか 大正町おまつり広場
Address Around Taisho Town, Omuta City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0944-41-2750(おおむた「大蛇山」まつり振興会事務局(大牟田市観光おもてなし課内))
Contact Omuta City Commerce and Tourism Division
Fax Number 0944-41-2764
Access By train - About a 5 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Omuta” Station on the Tenjin-Omuta Line OR JR Omuta Station on the Kagoshima Main Line

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


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