Hojoya, one of Hakata's three main festival
Hojoya, is one of Hakata’s three main festivals, held in September in Hakozaki Shrine in Fukuoka-city, and is a celebration of living creature with a history of over 1000 years.
Hundred of doves and carp will be released on September 18 in reverence of loving things, and a solemn mikoshi ( shrine) procession take place on the 12th.
Most visitors are usually happy just to amble about, doing little more than munch on grilled food, gulp cold beer and amuse themselves with traditional sugar-cutting or goldfish catching games.
Join the cheerful crowd in colorful yukatas and experience a rare, unhurried slice of old-time Fukuoka.