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2360-1 Kyuchu | Kashima Jingu, Kashima 314-0031, Ibaraki Prefecture
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This festival is held every year on March 9th at Ibaraki Prefecture's Kashima Shrine, which is dedicated to Takemikazuchi no Okami, patron deity of the founding of Japan and the martial arts. It is the largest festival to pray for good harvests held in a shrine, and its origins are said to go back as far as the Nara period. Lead by a five-year old child dressed in a suit of armor in the role of the military governor, a group of 150 to 300 children in traditional costumes form ranks from the left and right, and make a stirring sight as they march to the shrine. Along the way, they repeatedly strike together the 2-meter oak rods they carry while slowly marching to the rhythm of the drums.
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2360-1 Kyuchu | Kashima Jingu, Kashima 314-0031, Ibaraki Prefecture
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