When: February 1, 10am-3pm (in case of rain, the event will be postponed to February 2)
Where: Kasama Inari Monzen-dōri, Kasama City
Deep-fried tofu and inarizushi are said to be the favourite foods of foxes, who are the messengers of Inari, the god of harvests, wealth, and fertility. Since ancient times, people have offered these foods to the foxes and prayed for a good harvest on the first horse day (hatsu-uma) of the Japanese lunar month, which is the traditional day for worship at Inari shrines. In conjunction with this, Kasama City is holding a Hatsu-uma Inarizushi Festival, as inarizushi is a local specialty.
Rock up at 11am to register to participate in an attempt to make the longest soba inarizushi roll in history! Participation is free and the attempt will begin at 1pm. There will also be a stall named ‘Inakichian’ opening especially for the festival, selling food and drink including their original ‘Inari Soup’ dish. Don’t miss out!