Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival 2017

Begun in 1890, Kasama Inari’s Chrysanthemum Festival is Japan’s oldest. In 1908, shrine gardens were established as a place for the exhibition of chrysanthemum flowers, thereby providing parishioners with a calming atmosphere, and stimulating their sense of closeness to the earth ; since that time, the shrine’s Chrysanthemum Festival has grown larger each year. In 1948, an exhibition of “chrysanthemum mannequins” – human figures formed from chrysanthemum blooms – was added ; the festival is now known as one of Japan’s representative flower celebrations, drawing some 600,000 visitors from throughout the nation.

Last updated: 19 October, 2017

21 October, 2017 - 26 November, 2017

Kasama Inari Jinja

1 Kasama, Kasama-shi, Ibaraki 309-1611

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