Kamo Taisai Festival
Kamo Taisai Festival has a tradition of 950 years, and is an extremely rare style of festival called yosemiya-sai (Yosemiya Festival). Eight mikoshi (portable shrines) including the Kamo Shrine, Kegi Shrine, Matsuo Shrine, Hiyoshi Shrine, Susanoh Shrine, Hachimangu Shrine, Amahakari Shrine, and the Sansho Shrine proceed in order from their chinzachi, (place of enshrinement) to the Sojagu Shrine. Then the Main Festival with nine shrines including the mikoshi of Sojagu Shrine is held. The festival lasts an entire day from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. yearly on the third Sunday in October. A cheerful yet sacred ambient atmosphere pervades the entire town and this festival has been designated a Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset by Okayama Prefecture.