Get covered in mud and pray for a year of bountiful crops!
Seppetobe means to jump with all you got. It’s a planting festival in the Hiyoshi area that has been passed down since the 4th year of the Bunroku era (about 400 years ago).
Young folks from the village gather into a circle in the field, and drink, and jump up and down with vigor while they sing songs.
By reading the mud and tilling the earth with your feet, and squishing the noxious insects, you get muddy and pray for this year’s bountiful crop
On the day of the festival, the town folks and children’s associations make offerings of bo dances and Komuso dances, and the town is wrapped up in liveliness the whole day.
|DATE||On the First Sunday of June, every year|
|ACCESS||About 15 minutes by car from the JR Ijuin Station.|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi
Optional Local Guide