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Miki Autumn Harvest Festival


Omiya-Jinja Shrine

Iwatsubo-Jinja Shrine

This exciting festival is held around the time of the rice harvest to thank the gods for a bountiful crop. Locals dressed in "happi" bearing their village logo carry portable shrines called "Futon-Yatai-Daiko" on their shoulders. Each shrines weighs 2 tons and carried by more than 60 people. Drum beats and cheering from supporters follows the shrines as they make their way around the town and up the final 85 steps to the Omiya -Jinja Shrine for further celebrations.