Kyokusui no En

Date: The first Sunday in March (go-on even if it rains)
Venue: Museum of Ancient Treasures, Sugawara Michizane Exhibition Hall
Address: 7-1, Saifu 4-chome, Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
Official Site: Dazaifu Tenmangu
Kyokusui no En
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Kyokusui no En

This is an elegant representation of a shrine ritual from the Heian era (the 9th to the 12th centuries), where each attendant in a kimono creates a poem by a stream as they wait for a floating cup of sake to reach them. When the sake arrives, they stop and drink.