Tenjin festival

Tenjin festival

The tenjin festival is an occassion for men and women of all age to dress in visually striking floral pattern. One of the other peculiar characteristic is that sake is distributed by the organisers for free everywhere. The festival was originally created when a famous government official (sugawara no michizane 845-903) was transfered to Fukuoka province. The drinking was an occasion to celebrate one last time together. Because of the costume and the sake, it is also called festival of beasts. Come and enjoy a cup of sake with the locals


This happens all around tsuruoka
See the location


Free to attend


25th may


2km from Tsuruoka Station