Kashima Shrine Saito Festival (鹿島神宮祭頭祭)
An event held to pray for bountiful harvests and peace which announces the arrival of spring in the Kashima area. In 1976, the festival was designated a national Selected Intangible Folk-Cultural Property. During the festival, a stunning parade of some 400 colorfully garbed musical performers march through the streets as oak poles are crossed together and uncrossed to cries of Iyato! Hoyoto! Hoya! On the grounds of the shrine, the performers play all together, and the sound of the bands and the clashing of the oak poles swells to thrilling volumes.
- Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Kyuchu [map]
- 2019/3/9 10:00Start
- Average attendance
- Street stall
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuen - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.