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Kumano Fude Matsuri (Brush Festival)
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
It’s all about the calligraphy (and, more recently, make up) brushes at this festival which celebrates Kumano’s claim to fame. One of our favorite days out in autumn.
2023 Kumano Fude Matsuri (Brush Festival) Schedule of Events
|Culture Zone (Around Sakakiyama Shrine)|
|Cremation of brushes that have reached the end of their working lives||
|Giant Calligraphy Painting Performances||
|Kagura Performances by the Kamiishi Kagura Troupe from Kita-Hiroshima||
|Higan-bune (Ritual hauling and spinning of a big boat)||
|Kumano brush dances||
|Traditional crafts area||
|Children’s calligraphy writing experience and competition (¥500)||
|Community Zone (Around Kumano Junior High School)|
More about the Kumano Fude Matsuri (Brush Festival)</3>
- Read about the Fude Matsuri here.
- Read about Kumano Fude Matsuri in the JapanTimes here.
- See photos from the Fude Matsuri here.
- See videos from the Fude Matsuri here
- The official Fude Matsuri site is here (Japanese only, but some nice photos).
Getting to Kumano Fude Matsuri (Brush Festival)
|Hiroshima Bus Center||Bus bound for Kumano Hagiwara /Kumano Eigyosho (Bus stand #5)||60 minutes|
|JR Kaita Station||Bus bound for Kumano Hagiwara /Kumano Eigyosho||25 minutes|
|JR Kaita Yano Station||Bus bound for Kumano Eigyosho||15 minutes|
|JR Kure Station||Bus bound for Kumano Danchi (Bus stand #2)||35 minutes|