Jan 20, 2014

Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto

Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto

20th January, 2014 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto  

Matobakai or Hamayumi-sai Festival of Shiouji Shrine, Nagasu-machi, Kumamoto Pref. Hamayumi Sansha-sai, shooting three arrows to commence the ceremony, takes place from around 11 am. And then, Matobakai, loin-clothed youths scrambling for a round straw mat, 60 cm in diameter and 6 kg in weight, is held first at the Shrine's precincts from 1 pm.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120kumamoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://kumanago.jp/event/?mode=detail&isEvent=1&id=430000000957



破魔弓祭(的ばかい)四王子神社(熊本県玉名郡長洲町)

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