Hakozakigu Hojoya festival is one of the most famous festivals in Fukuoka which is held in Hakozaki shrine Sep.12th to Sep. 18th every year. Five hundreds of stalls are lined up and more than a million people visit during the festival period. What is Hojoya(放生会）? Hojoya is a religious ritual
I went to a shrine for Yakubarai. Yakubarai is a ritual to get rid of bad luck. I go to Wakahachimangu shrine to get purified every year after I became freelancer. Wakahachimangu shrine is at Hakata and the shrine is famous for Yakubarai. People calls the shrine “Yakuhachiman” or “Yakuyokehachiman”.
What is dashi? Dashi is cooking broth made of infusions of foods such as bonito flakes, dried kombu(kelp), dried sardine, and dried shiitake mushroom. If you love Japanese cuisine and willing to try cooking by yourself, then you can’t miss the Dashi broth. It’s the base of many Japanese dishes