Genre : Shrines & Temples
Area : Fukawa/Yumoto
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.
Akasaki Festival is held at the shrine every year on September 10th.
The final resting place of warlord Yoshitaka Ouichi, who brought reknown to Yamaguchi during the Muromachi Period (1333-1573)Read more
Akasaki Shrine Natural Amphitheater
This outdoor performing space is a nationally-designated Important Tangible Cultural PropertyRead more