Known as one of the three major festivals on the island of Kyushu, the Hojoya Festival is held for a week every year in
September. Originally, this festival was held precisely at the time when Japanese pears (nashi) and persimmons beg,m)I エtoJl
,i Now, all along the one-kilometre approach to the shrine, 700 vendors sell all sorts of food, ceramics, tools and av也叫砥other goods. The precincts of the shrine itself are packed with great throngs of people coming to offer their petitions for
the blessings of the kami. For the seven nights and days during the festival, the atmosphere of the shrine is very lively, wi
an average of one-and-a-half m曲on people coming to visit.