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TAMASESERI FESTIVAL

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TAMASESERI FESTIVAL

Held in the afternoon on January 3 at Hakozakigu Shrine to predict a bumper crop and good catch for the year, Tamaseseri is a traditional festival of Hakata’s New Year season! “Seseri” means “to touch” or “to compete”, which is just what competitors clad in loincloths do! They are divided into the Land Team (farmers) and the Sea Team (fishermen), and then scramble to capture two 8kg (nearly 18 pound) balls while being drenched with cold water. Tamaseseri was originally the Tamahayashi festival held at Ebisu Shrines throughout the country.

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DATE
2017/01/03
ADDRESS
〒812-0053 1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
AREA
Fukuoka prefecture
Fukuoka- city : Fukuoka prefecture
GENRE

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Adventure and explore

History and heritage

Seasonal events

ACCESS
By train - 8 minute walk from JR Hakozaki Station
By subway - 3 minute walk from Hakozakigu Mae Station (Exit 1)
INQUIRIES
Telephone Number:092-641-7431 
Hakozaki Shrine
PARKING
Available; 200 vehicles
HOURS OF OPERATION
January 3

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