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Kushida Shrine

August 1, 2006

Kushida is a shrine in the centre of Fukuoka. It seems out of place in the centre of the city, less than 3 minutes walk from the busy Canal City shopping centre, but once you’re in the grounds you don’t notice the outside surroundings.

Kushida Jinja

The most famous part of the shrine is the portable shrine which is carried through the streets during the annual Yamagasa festival.

At the entrance to the shrine grounds there is a display of decorated sake barrels. I’m not sure if the barrels are full, and if so whether or not the sake is actually drinkable.

More photos: Kushida shrine in Fukuoka city centre.