Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

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Akasaki Shrine

Genre : Shrines & Temples

Area : Fukawa/Yumoto

The traditional Akasaki Festival has been held at this shrine since the Momoyama Period (1573-1600), shortly before Japan was unified under its first shogunate.

The northwest portion of the shrine grounds include a naturally-formed bowl-shaped amphitheater, the Akasaki Gallery. The amphitheater is used for performances, and is a nationally-designated Important Tangible Cultural Property. Among the events held here is the 400 year-old Akasaki Festival. These traditional festivities began in the year 1596, when a bovine disease epidemic had struck the area. When the village people prayed to the guardian deity of Akasaki Shrine, a god of agriculture, the epidemic dissipated, and in a show of gratefulness, it is said that the villagers held performances of dances and other arts.


Details

Akasaki Festival is held at the shrine every year on September 10th.

Address
Higashi-fukawa, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4101
Access
By train:
20 minute walk from Nagato-shi Station on the JR San'in Main Line

By bus:
5 minute walk from "Akasaki-jinja-mae" bus stop

By car (from within Nagato):
10 minute drive from Nagato-shi Station on the JR San'in Main Line

By car (from outside Nagato):
35 minutes from the Mine Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway
Parking
Available
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