The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is a rite of the Kushida Shrine. It carries on a tradition of over 760 years. The Yamakasa festival is very famous nationwide in Japan.
The big decorated portable shrines are carried by about 30 men through the Hakata area. The highlight of the Yamakasa “the Oiyama” is really exciting race.
The Oiyama race will be held at 4:59 am on 15 July.
Please don’t miss it!
Beautiful Kyushu Japan!