This time, as a special project, the fuel cell kitchen car "FoodCamper" will be handing out (free of charge) "special bouillabaisse" (80 servings) and "Dazaifu specialty Umegaedamochi" (500 pieces).

Location: Sakamoto Hachiman Shrine parking lot

Implementation time: From 11:30 until the end of distributed products

*This event will only be held on Saturday, February 10th.


                      Please come and visit the Dazaifu Government Office Ruins!

Dazaifu Manyo experience in the capital of Reiwa

Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Participation is free!


Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Dazaifu City will host the "Reiwa Manyo Grand Tea Ceremony in Dazaifu". In collaboration with this event, the following tourism events will be held. We hope that many visitors will come to see these special events.

<Program1> -Manyo Plum Blossom Banquet Reenactment-

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Dazaifu Government Office ruins

万葉 梅花の宴 再現

The "Plum Blossom Banquet" was a poetry banquet at which 32 poems about plum blossoms included in the *Manyoshu were composed, and from the preface to these poems the original name "Reiwa" was given.

When Otomo no Tabito, father of Otomo no Yakamochi, the compiler of the Manyoshu, was assigned to the post of Dazainosochi (chief minister), he must have enjoyed the plum blossoms, which were rare in those days, and composed 32 poems at the "plum blossom banquet," which must have been a very pleasant time for the participants. This historical scene will be reenacted in the present day.


*Manyoshu is the oldest (c. 759) and greatest of the imperial anthologies of Japanese poetry. Among the 4,500 poems are some from the 7th century and perhaps earlier. It was celebrated through the centuries for its “man’yō” spirit, a simple freshness and sincere emotive power not seen later in more polished and stylized Japanese verse.

<Program2> -Manyo Costume Parade-

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: The approach to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine from Dazaifu Station


Time: 2:30 PM

Location: The approach to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine from Dazaifu Station


After the "Plum Blossom Banquet Reenactment," a parade of participants wearing Manyo costumes will be held on the approach to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine (starting from Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine).

This is a special opportunity to see the different scenery approach to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine decorated with people wearing colorful Manyo costumes.

Please come and see the scenery of ancient times.


<Program3> -Lecture-

Time: Venue 3:45PM /Lecture 4:00-6:30 PM

Location: Kyushu National Museum

Free admission: Seating capacity of 100 people (please make a reservation below)

上野 誠 氏

Makoto Ueno


Professor of Japanese Literature at Kokugakuin University, professor emeritus at Nara University 

Special lectures will be held in collaboration with the "Reiwa Manyo Grand Tea Ceremony in Dazaifu" which will be held on the same day in Dazaifu.

The lecture will be centered on the theme of "Travelers and Yakamochi" by Professor Ueno, followed by "Thinking about the Future in the Hometown of Reiwa: Environmental Business and Lifestyles Nurtured by Local Communities" by the Ministry of the Environment, an introduction of local governments associated with the Manyoshu, and other lectures related to Manyoshu.

Please come and experience the academic and fun world of Manyoshu.

※Lectures will be given in Japanese.Simultaneous interpretation system is not available.

令和の都 だざいふ万葉体験


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