Suwabe Festivals

Suwabe Festivals すわべさい
Festival which thanks chief administrator Kenzaburo Suwabe which saved citizen of territory for major earthquake
It is performed every year in Honganji (the Jodo sect of Buddhism) on May 15.
We were hit by heavy damage in Yuza Mt. Chokai-san town hit by eruption and major earthquake in 1804 (Bunka 1).
At this time, opened several places of community granaries and gave people rice and fed thing that Kenzaburo Suwabe ate which was chief administrator of Yuza volost without place that slept waiting for permission of lord on seeing many people whom there was not.
It is Festival thanking Kenzaburo Suwabe which helped citizen of territory at the risk of receiving the blame from my Lord.
Priest of district performs meeting Buddhist memorial service, and "lord thank you of Suwabe" and Suwabe chief administrator dance are danced by local women.
  • Name Suwabe Festivals
  • Schedule Every year May 15
  • Location Yuza, Yuza-machi, Akumi-gun character storehouse no town 19
  • Contact information Person in charge of Yuza-machi Planning Division town planning support
  • Phone number 0234-72-4524
  • Access It is five minutes on foot from JR Yuza Station
    It is 20 minutes by car from all Nihon-kai Tohoku Expressway Sakata and IC
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[Last updated] April 11, 2017
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