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Kazusa Junisha Festival : Very traditional naked festival of a shrine in Chiba

YOSHIKO

Writer

Today, I want to introduce about interesting traditional festival. If you are planning to go to Chiba, you should check it out!

Matsuri Breakdown:

This is very traditional festival of a shrine in Chiba prefecture. Kazusa Junisha Festival is the oldest “Hamaori Shinto Ritual” of Boso Peninsula. “Hamaori Shinto Ritual” is held for “Marine Security” and “Good Catch Prayer” and Kazusa Junisha Festival is also known as “Hadaka Matsuri”. This has continued for 807 years ,and has been a tradition for over 1200 years.

Tamayorihimenomikoto(玉依姫命)of the Enshrined deity and her blood relatives meet again at the Tsurigasaki Coast (釣ヶ崎海岸) once a year , a very magnificant ritual. Also, Ugayafukiaezunomikoto(鵜草葺不合尊)of Ubu Shrine goes to meet Tamayorihimenomikoto(玉依姫命) of Tamasaki Shrine once a year , this is the story that handed down for origin of this fesitival. Every year on September 10th the festival starts , and “Hadaka Matsuri” is held on September 13th at the “Tsurigasaki Cast” southern tip of “Kujukurihama Coast”. This festival is “Intangible folk cultural property” of Chiba prefecture.

Things To Do and See:

We can see sacred horse and horse-riding from the Shrine. Over 2500 young naked men, actually they are wearing Matsuri style clothes, while carrying MIKOSHI(portable shrine) on their shoulders , run on the beach. This scenery is overwhelming! Many people gather to watch that scene.

Details and Access:

Place

Tamasaki Shrine , Ichinomiya machi , Chousei gun, Chiba prefecture(上総一ノ宮玉前神社)

Tel: 0475-42-2711

Access

7minutes walk from JR Sotobo-Line , Ichinomiya-Station

Place

Tsurigasaki Coast(釣ヶ崎海岸, Hadaka Matsuri 裸祭り)

Access

10minutes walk from JR Sotobo-Line, Torami-Station

Other Things To Do In There:

There are many interesting things at the “Tamasaki Shrine” and “Tsurigasaki Coast”. Main Temple Building of “Tamasaki Shrine” is rare Black Urushi coating. And there is free natural water we can get 24hours (no prepared bottle).”Good luck charms” of this shrine are known for women’s happiness and power to get over difficulties of life(in the same way as getting over waves). At the Tsurigasaki Coast ,we can enjoy “Baked Asian Hard Clam”. And also we can do beach seeing to catch fish,too. And the Tsurigasaki Coast is famous as the good place for surfing. Many surfers come here to ride waves. Here has been decided for 2020 Olympic game’s sports stadium of surfing.

Closing Remark:

I have been to Chiba Prefecture twice in my life. But I went to only the famous amusement park . If I visit to Chiba again , I want to go to “Tamasaki Shrine”and want to get Good Luck Charm . And I want to visit to “Tsurigasaki Coast” and I want to eat Baked Asian Hard Clam there.

Best of all, I want to see this “ Kazusajunisha Matsuri”.

For those interested in Matsuri…

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If you are curious about strange and nude festivals around Japan, the following article picked 10 best festivals for you to visit!

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Discover Chiba Prefecture!

Chiba Prefecture is a great place to visit and can boast plenty of tourist attractions. Besides, it is very close to Tokyo, and you can easily visit it within a day. However, would you like to see rural Japan? Chiba Prefecture gives you a unique opportunity to visit a land of hot springs and admire authentic traditional Japan. The following article assembled the best festivals and activities to enjoy in Chiba Prefecture, which will make your trip to Japan even more rewarding!

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Most of the travelers who come to Japan enter the country through Tokyo. Even if it is not the main place of your destination, it would be a great idea to stay in the capital city for a few days. The biggest conglomerate in the world has much to offer to any kind of traveler. Whether you want to go sightseeing, shopping, eating out, or trying something special that you can experience only in Japan, Tokyo has it all. In the following article, you will find 100 things and many ideas on how to spend your time in Tokyo! Please, have a look, URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/7726/ 

YOSHIKO

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