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Hayachine Shrine Somin Festival早池峰神社蘇民祭

Event

The annual festival of Hayachine Shrine, a Shinto shrine established in 1969, the festival is held to pray for good health, protection against misfortune, and bountiful harvests. Held while snow still covers the ground, bare-chested men gather at the shrine and struggle valiantly with each other to grab the lucky somin-bukuro bag while travelling down the one kilometer long approach to the shrine. The bag contains 365 tokens branded with the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac which will grant the owner one year's good luck; those who manage to grasp the bag's mouth at the torii gate at the start of the shrine approach are given one of the tokens.

place

Osaki Town, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture (Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea)

phone 0198482111

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Address
Osaki Town, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture [ map ]
Area
Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea
Phone
0198482111
Duration
2019/3/17 10:00Start
Average attendance
100people
Street stall
Not available

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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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