Jan 31, 2019

Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie Prefecture

Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie Prefecture

1st - 5th February, 2019 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture
The largest festival in Owase, held annually on 1–5 February. In the evenings of 2-4 February, men parade around the streets, jostling each other and chanting “Ya Ya” while drinking sake before the “chosen” ones dive into the sea to purify themselves. The festival ends off with a day-long street parade on the 5th featuring dance performances and an archery contest at Owase Jinja.   

# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190201mie.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.owase.lg.jp/


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