Feb/9, 2020 Yonekawa Mizukaburi (Water Festival)3.4
from 2/9 '20 to 2/9 '20
“Yonekawa Mizukaburi” is a traditional ritual which has been passed down for generations at Yonekawa.
Men dress as divine messengers and make a procession throughout the town of Yonekawa, putting soot on their cheeks and a costume made of rice straws. They throw the water in wooden pails up to the roof of the houses, praying as deities, for fire prevention of the house.
Spectators pull a piece of straw from the costume and keep it as an amulet on the roof of their house.
It is designated as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 2000, and UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2018.
Date : February 9, 2020
Hours : 8:00 - 11:30
Venue : Horinzan Daijiji Temple
Address : 56, Machisita, Towacho Yonekawa, Tome City, Miyagi
Access : Free shuttle buses will be available from Tome city office. (Hasama office and Towa branch office)
PurposeFestivals,LMFAO,Traditional folk,winter in Japan,men,sightseeing,let's hang out!
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