Photo: Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Senteisai Festival (Akama-jingu Shrine)

This annual festival is held from May 2 to May 4 to honor the memory of Heike Ichimon and Emperor Antoku, who were both killed in the Battle of Dan-no-ura. During the "Joro Dochu" which is held on May 3, Tayu otherwise known as Oiran wear brilliant costumes and tall wooden clogs called geta walking around Akama-jingu Shrine and Shimonoseki City Center. On May 4 visitors can see the gorgeous Heian Emaki as they walk the 14 kilometer trip around the city.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    4-1 Amidaiji-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi
  • Event Period
    May 2-May4
  • Tel
    +81-83-231-4138 (Akama Jingu Shrine)
  • Website
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