Help Ukraine 🇺🇦 during the Russian invasion
Here are the best ways to support Ukraine through these challenging times. Read more
Best time to go to Japan

Ja Matsuri 2023

A festival of 15 meter-long snakes from around Mamada district

Share

Last updated:
reason default image
See all

These snakes are constructed by the villagers from bamboo, straw, vine, and fern. During the procession the snakes from around the Mamada district gather at Mamada Hachiman Jinja and are made to "drink" pond water to keep bugs and disease away from the rice fields. This is one of the most bizarre events in Japan but certainly worth checking out.

Practical info

Ask a question