Obisha Matsuri (Shinto ritual)

This exciting Shinto ritual started 500 years ago. Twelve Shinto priests shoot twelve arrows to a target to predict whether this year will reap a rich harvest or not by their hitting ratio. Visitors can take broken parts of the holy arrows and the target home, as these pieces serve as prayers for the well-being of one’s family.

March 17
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Hotaka Shrine
3 minute walk from JR Hotaka Station