Jun 14
Rice planting festival at the Sumiyoshi Shrine

Otaue Rice Planting Festival

An age-old festival celebrates Japan's staple food

By Mandy Bartok    - 1 min read
Venue: Sumiyoshi Shrine When: Sunday - Jun 14th 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Rice is Japan's staple crop and there is no better way to celebrate that crucial relationship than at the annual Otaue Rice Planting Festival at Sumiyoshi Shrine, on June 14th in Osaka. Shinto priests oversee the symbolic planting of the shrine's flooded rice paddy, while entertainment in the form of dancing, singing and play sword-fighting accompanies the proceedings. It's a unique event that is definitely worth seeking out if you are in the region in June.

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 9 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo. 

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