People are pounding mochi.
'Ippen Shonin', a Buddhist priest, founded 'Eifukujui' temple and Kannawa hot-spring area in the 13th century. Since then Kannawa has flourished as an ONSEN resort.
|<Statue of 'Ippen Shonin' in front of 'Mushiyu'>|
During the festival, people wash and clean the wooden statue of 'Ippen Shonin', which is usually kept in 'Eifukuji', at hot-spring facilities such as 'Mushiyu' and 'Shibunoyu'. This Buddhist ceremony ( 'Yuami-Houyou' ) is held on Sep.23.
▼Other events on Sep. 22 and 23
Flea market : on Sep. 22
Dedicatory dances : on Sep. 23
The chigo Parade : on Sep. 23
Ask details at FTIO Kannawa Office, Please.