Hagi Hiyoshi Shrine
Hagi Hiyoshi Shrine 萩日吉神社
Address: 1198 Nishidaira, Tokigawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama
Tel: +81 493 67 0119
The Omatsuri (festival) culture is well known in Japan and the Town of Tokigawa has not been an exception. Designated as a special natural monument by Saitama Prefecture, Hagi Hiyoshi Shrine, also known as the Forest Shrine , holds many events through the year which all reflect the traditional aspects of Japan. If you plan to travel to Tokigawa machi, it is a must to contemplate the 能 (Noh) Dance, which is a traditional theatrical performance practised since the 14th century. Lucky for you, every year in April a spectacle is held in Hagi Hiyoshi Shrine. If you’re even luckier, you might be able to catch the Yabusame (Horseback Archery) festival held every three years, to wish for protection against bad omens. The festival originated in the year 1233, by Kiso Yoshinaka.
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