It’s a sign of just how much is packed into one day at the Kumano Fude Matsuri that in her excellent write up of a couple of years ago Sofie Ivan Andersen didn’t even mention these events in the forecourt of Sakakiyama Shrine.
We were inspired by her article and had a wonderful day. Kumano Fude Matsuri is a festival everyone should try to experience at least once during their time in Hiroshima.
Higanbune spinning madness
The Fude Matsuri is held every year on the autumnal equinox, a national holiday in Japan, which usually falls on either September 22 or 23. Kumano is 45 minutes by bus from Hiroshima JR Station (platform 13) and 35 minutes from Kure JR Station (platform 2)