Otaue Rice Planting Festival

An age-old festival celebrates Japan's staple food

By Mandy Bartok   Jun 16, 2013 - 1 min read
Jun 14
Venue: Sumiyoshi Shrine When: Friday - Jun 14th 2019 ,  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

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I was lucky enough to live in Japan country for 8 years, from Tokyo to Okinawa to Kumamoto.

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