Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto
22nd January, 2017 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto
Matobakai or Hamayumi-sai Festival of Shiouji Shrine, Nagasu-machi, Kumamoto Pref.
Hamayumi Sansha-sai, shooting three arrows to commence the ceremony, takes place from around 11 am.
And then, Matobakai, loin-clothed youths scrambling for a round straw mat, 60 cm in diameter and 6 kg in weight,
is held first at the Shrine's precincts from 1 pm.
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