Ceremony of Heian Nobles
Kyokusui no En (曲水の宴) is the biggest ceremony in Dazaifu TEnmangu Shrine. It is literary means the ceremony of poem on water. It was originated as early March ceremony in the ancient China. It has poem writing and reading, traditional dance performance such as Shirabyoshi Dance, and parade. All poets are dressed traditional Japanese novel clothing.
It happens at the first Sunday of March.
Parade starts at 12:00 and the ceremony starts at 13:00.
0. at Hakata Station.
1. use Fukuoka Subway to Tenjin (6 min.).
2. use Nishitetsu Fukuoka Line to Nishitetsu-Futsukaichi (17 min.)
3. use Nishitetsu Dazaifu Line to Dazaifu (7 min.)
4. walk east (10 min.)