YAWATAN-MACHI FESTIVAL

Yawata Shrine in Tateyama City has a 1,000 years of history, and its annual festival is the largest in the area. It was designated as Chiba Prefecture Intangible Cultural Asset in 2004. In the middle of September, food stands line up along the street, bustled with visitors from all over the prefecture. Eleven portable shrines pay a once-a-year visit to this main shrine of the area, and the revelers roll and lift their mikoshi with shouts, showing off how sturdy they can be. Five neighboring communities also participate with their gorgeous floats.

DatesSeptember, 2019

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