Owase Ya Ya Matsuri 2020

The largest festival in Owase, held annually on 1–5 February. In the evenings of 2-4 February, men parade around the streets, jostling each other and chanting “Ya Ya” while drinking sake before the “chosen” ones dive into the sea to purify themselves. The festival ends off with a day-long street parade on the 5th featuring dance performances and an archery contest at Owase Jinja.

Last updated: 6 January, 2020
Date 1 February, 2020 - 5 February, 2020
Venue Owase shrine
Kitauracho 12-5, Owase, Mie 519-3606