Mizukake Jizo Festival



A Summer tradition of Emukae

"Emukae Sentourou festival", which is held on 23rd and 24th of August every year, also features "Mizukake Jizo Matsuri". Children walk towards the river carrying Mikoshi, the portable shrine with a wooden statue of Jizo on it. When they get to the river, they splash fresh water over the "Ojizo-sama". And then people on the street splash water over the children with a ladle as they parade around the town, praying for their good health.

Event period
August 23rd・24th every year
Kareigawa River, Nagasaka-men, Emukae-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Phone number
Emukae Sentourou Festival Executive Committee(※This number is available from August 15th)
By car/ Approx. 20 min. from Nishikyushu Exp. Way Saza IC
By bus/ Approx. 1 hour by the bus bound for Hirado from Sasebo Ekimae Bus Terminal, get off at Emukae Bus Center.
By train/ Get off at "Emukae-shikamachi Station" on Matsuura Line, approx. 3 min. on foot.