Oyamazumi-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival (Hagi District Festival)
[Agui-Town]
Date : 4/13/2019 to 4/14/2019
  • Oyamazumi-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival (Hagi District Festival)
【A must-see once in a lifetime!! The Hagi slope descent The most gallant slope descent in Chita Peninsula
Never let go of the rope even when you fall!!】
Located in the southeast part of Agui Town, Hagi is a small district with a population of about 300 people in 100 households. The tutelary shrine, the Oyamazumi-jinja Shrine, is situated midway up a narrow slope to the hilltop. In the festival, a slightly small float called the Oyamaguruma, built to fit the narrow road, is pulled around. The slope descending from the shrine grounds drops 3 m in height over a distance of only 10 m, and leads to a roughly 2 m high cliff. "The Hagi slope descent", which the local people take great pride in as "the most gallant event in Chita Peninsula", is the climax of the float parade. The float takes a left turn before the cliff as soon as it reaches the bottom of the slope, and proceeds to a bend round to the right, descending all the way.
This rustic and heart-warming festival also includes a dedicated performance of festival music passed down from the ancestors, and rice cakes pounded by the local residents are thrown.

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  • Oyamazumi-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival (Hagi District Festival)
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Festival Overview

Overview

Date 4/13/2019 to 4/14/2019
Time Parade time Saturday: 6:00 PM to around 8:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM to around 6:00 PM (Times and dates are subject to change.)
Venue Sone, Hagi, Agui Town, Chita County
Phone number 0569-48-1111(Social Education Division, Agui Town Board of Education )
Number of floats

Access / Map

Access / Map

Access by public transport Approx. 1.1km (approx. 15 minutes' walk) from Meitetsu Kowa Line Uedai Station.
Or take the Agui Town circular bus Agupi-go Orange Line from Agui Station, and alight at the nearby Hagi Bus Stop.
Access by car Approx. 4km (approx. 10 minutes) from Chitahanto Road Agui I.C. Exit.
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