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    Hiraodai Noyaki

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 14, 2007

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    Hiraodai Noyaki, is an event which burns the withered grass at Hiroodai Karst Plateau for the purpose of preventing a fire and exterminating noxious insects in the end of winter every year.

    Sprig comes after Hiraodai Noyaki, and it becomes like the green carpet in the whole area.

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    Kyokusui-no-en Festival

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 14, 2007

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    Kyokusui-no-en Festival held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on first Sunday of March, a purification ceremony on a winding stream, is performed by ladies and gentlemen in a ceremonial court robe under the plum blossoms in full-bloom.

    After the Tobiume-no-mai dance by shrine maidens, Kyokusui-no-En Festival begins. Vermilion-lacquered cups full of sake are set afloat down the stream.

    Before the cups reach each of the participants sitting along the stream, they have to make up a Japanese poem, waka, and write it down on a strip of fancy paper.
    When the cups reach the participants, they drink the sake and hand the paper strip and cup over to an attendant.

    The ceremony has its origin in a historical fact that Ono-no-Yoshifuru, an elder brother of a noted-calligrapher Ono-no-Tofu, held a ceremony to appease the soul of Michizane Sugawara and to beguile tedious hours in a rural life.

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    Umegaya-mochi, is a sweets

    by gogonicetrip Written Dec 30, 2007

    Umegaya-mochi, literally means plum tree rice cake, and is a kind of the rice cake sweets mainly sold in Dazaifu.

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