First celebration of Ebisu, the god of wealth. The shrine is thronged with crowds of people who come to pray for prosperity during the festival period. The festival features kachimairi, a procession of geisha in colorful kimono.
Schedule & key events:
● Jan. 9 from 3 p.m.: Kachimairi in the shrine precincts
Location: Toka Ebisu-jinja Shrine, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Hakata Sta. From there, take JR Kagoshima Honsen Line to Yoshizuka Sta., and then walk 5 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.