KAGIHIKI MATSURI 2017
(HOOK PULLING FESTIVAL / 鉤引き祭)

This festival has more than a 300 year history.
Local people pull trees (male hook and female hook) which were grown at the shrine, and they invoke good crops, growth of forestry and safety. Those trees are about 15 meters long and fork into two branches. People in two teams pull the trees against each other.
Some events such as traditional dances, a karate competition and other things will be held, too.

Start Feb. 19, 2017

Shinto ritual 10:00 ~
Hook pulling 14:00 ~

Genre

Traditional event

Zip893-0131
Address

759 Kami-takakuma town, Kanoya city

PlaceNakatsu Shrine
Contact Kanoya City Hall Takakuma Branch
TEL: 0994-45-2001
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