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Fuji Hachimangu Shrine River Crossing Festival is one of Fukuoka’s five biggest festivals. The festival is put on by Fuji Hachiman Shrine (which has a more than 400 year history) and is famous as a summer festival of men from Tagawa City. Prayers are made at Fuji Hachimangu Shrine for a good harvest. The sight of two portable shrines and 11 floats being hauled across the Hikosan River is nothing short of magnificent. The weight of each of the brightly colored floats is between 2 to 4 tons. One shouldn’t miss the sight of the emotions the participating men have! Once the festival is over, farmers nearby begin making rice nurseries. The festival is held on the third Saturday and Sunday of May every year.
*Held on the third weekend of every May
*About the Festival: Municipally-Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset
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