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The "Yatsushiro Myouken Sai," held at Yatsushiro Shrine in Kumamoto prefecture, is one of Kyushu's three major festivals, passed down by the townspeople since the end of the Edo period. Visitors will be treated to a lavish portable...more
I went to Yatsushiro on 23 Nov especially for this festival. Reached there in the afternoon and have missed the parade where the performers left the shrine. Took a shuttle bus which goes there directly. There was a long pathway of food and game stalls...More
When we first read about the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival we decided we had to visit.
It’s described as one of the 3 greatest festivals in Kyushu. It is definitely a very local event. The town was mobbed with locals and visitors from Kumamoto and beyond,...More