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Northern Area

Akina

Akina

Akina community is on the northwestern edge of Tatsugo, and it is the site where the annual traditional event ‘Arasetsu’ is hosted. The highlights of this harvest festival are the rituals ‘Shochogama’ and ‘Hirase Mankai,’ which were both designated National Significant Intangible Cultural Property in 1985. Spectators are welcome to observe the rituals, but please inquire with an information center beforehand to verify the date and times it is held.

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