Sep 19, 2013

The 54rd Kannawa Yuami Festival

The 54th Kannawa Yuami Festival is going to be held this weekend ( Sep. 21st 〜23rd) in Kannawa Onsen Area to thank 'Ippen Shonin', a notable Buddhist priest, for his dedication to the development of Kannawa Onsen. This area has flourished as an ONSEN resort, since 'Ippen Shonin' developed it in the 13th century.

 'Ippen Shonin' founded 'Onsenzan-Eifukuji'

During the festival,  the Kannawa locals wash and clean the wooden statue of 'Ippen Shonin', which is usually kept in 'Onsenzan-Eifukuji' Temple, in hot-spring facilities such as 'Mushiyu' and 'Shibunoyu'. This Buddhism ceremony called as 'Yuami-Houyou'  is  held on Sep.23.

▼Other events on Sep. 21st〜 23rd
● Rice cake making : Sep 21 11:00〜
● Flea market : Sep. 22  10:00〜17:00
● Dedicatory dances : Sep. 22 19:00〜20:30
● Free admission to Mushiyu : Sep 23 6:30〜20:00
● The chigo Parade : Sep. 23 11:30〜

See Beppu Navi for photos taken in the last year event.. 
Please visit FTIO Kannawa Office for more information.