Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi - Fukushima

This festival, which has been passed down by generations for several thousand years, is held at the hour of the ox (20:30) on the 7th day of the new year. When the temple bell rings out, it is the signal for men in loincloths to charge towards the Kikkodo Hall (the main hall) of Fukuman Kokuzo Bosatsu Enzoji Temple. It is said that purifying oneself with a chozubachi (wash basin), and battling rigorously to scramble up the large temple gong rope in the hall will bring sound health, wish fulfillment and good fortune all year long.

Event Dates Every year on January 7
Event Details January 7, 2021
*This fiscal year, participation in the hadakamairi will be limited to local residents only. Visitors may not enter the main hall.
Location (venue) Fukuman Kokuzo bosatsu Enzoji Temple
Address Jikemachiko 176, Yanaizu, Yanaizu-machi, Kawanuma-gun, Fukushima
Price Free admission
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Region Hokkaido Tohoku
Category Traditional performing arts

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Dec.2.2020

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