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EVENT INFO

Hatsumode 2021

To prevent the spread of the COVID-19, The period of Hatsumode in 2021 will be longer than before.
 
Many temples and shrines in Fukuoka recommend “Sai saki Mode 幸先詣.” The lucky charms will be provided from December. The period of Hatsumode will continue to March depending on the shrines.
 
Please consider planning your New Year’s visiting before or after the peak time in January to avoid the crowds. Wish you a happy New Year.
 
※Before go worshiping, please check the infection control measures by each shrine in advance and cooperate.
※In addition, please cooperate by “Wearing a mask”, “Keeping distance from people (avoid denseness)”, “Disinfect hands frequently.” If  you have symptoms or in poor physical condition please stay home.
 
Please check the official website of the shrines for further information of Hatsumode.
 

●Kushida Shrine 博多総鎮守 櫛田神社 

The period of Hatsumode from 1 January to the end of March. The lucky charm will be provided from December 2020.

about Kushida Shrin

Kushida Shrine

  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area

This grand tutelary shrine of Hakata is widely known and people warmly refer to it as “Okushida-san.” It is dedicated to the gods of Ohatanushi-no-mikoto, Amaterasu-omikami and Susanowo-no-mikoto. According to tradition, in 757, when Emperor Koken was in the reign and Tairano Kiyomori designated …

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●Hakozaki Shrine 日本三大八幡 筥崎宮

Please find the official site for further information.

※ Tamaseseri Festival has been canceled this year. Other related shrine ritual will be hold by Shinto priesthood only.

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about Hakozaki Shrine

Hakozaki Shrine

  • East Area

This is one of the three major shrines dedicated to Hachiman god, along with Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine and Usa Hachiman Shrine. This shrine is also dedicated to three ancient emperors and empresses; Emperor Oujin, Empress Jingu and Tamayorihime-no-mikoto. It was founded in 923, with the transfer o…

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●Sumiyoshi Shrine  筑前國一之宮 住吉神社

Please find the official site for further information.

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about Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine

  • Hakata Area

This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Sokotsutsuo-no-kami, Nakatsutsuo-no-kami and Uwatsutsuo-no-kami and it was officially designated in ancient time as one of the high ranked shrines. It was once admired as the greatest shrine of Chikuzen area (northern part of the present Fukuoka prefecture). …

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●Gokoku Shrine 福岡縣護国神社 

Please find the official site for further information.

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about Gokoku Shrine

Gokoku Shrine

  • Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

This is a shrine founded for the safety and well-being of our nation and situated in a leafy area near Ohori Park and Fukuoka Castle ruins. It is dedicated to the spirits of war dead since Meiji Restoration. At the entrance of the approach is a large shrine gate of 13 meters in height, which is the…

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●Kashiigu 香椎宮 

Please find the official site for further information.

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about Kashiigu

Kashiigu Shrine

  • East Area

Enshrines emperor Chuai, empress Jingu, the mother of emperor Oujin, and the Sumiyoshi Daijin (three Shinto gods).The shrine was built by empress Jingu to console the soul of emperor Chuai who died during his journey in the west. Kashii flourished as a trade port after the decline of Korokan (Inter…

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●Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine 太宰府天満宮

Please find the official site for further information.

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about Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

  • Fukuoka City Neighborhoods

The shrine is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane who is known as the god of learning, it is busy all through the year with a lot of visitors praying for success in exams and academic achievement. 6000 plum trees are planted on the site and they start to decorate the shrine beautifully around early Feb…

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●Torikai Hachimangu 鳥飼八幡宮 

Here is well know as the god of matchmaking. It is available doing Hatsumode online this year.
Hatsumode online period: Thursday 31 December, 2020~ Monday, 11 January, 2021 

 
※If you would like to buy the lucky charm, you need to buy the ticket online which is availabe on the Torikai Hachimangu online Hatsumode website.
To purchase money and charms, you need to buy a ticket online (tickets are available on the online Hatsumode website).
※If you have any questions about online hatsumode, please contact the online hatsumode website
 
 
 
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