Suwaazuki ShrineShrine with Inari large cedars representing the town
A shrine with a history going back to its founding in 715. The main shrine is a nationally-designated important cultural asset and was constructed in 1491 by the feudal lord Ichijodani through the will of the people. In the mount towards the back you will find the Inari no Osugi which is said to be the greatest cedar tree in the Hokuriku region. Every year from June 9 to 11 the Ikeda Taisai is held and includes the dance of Urayasu, children’s sumo and shrine carrying – while you can also see a Japanese Shinto ceremony on the 10th. There is a Nohmen Matsuri festival every year on February 6 when all the Noh masks in the possession of the shrine are shown to the public and Adzuki bean gruel is served to the shrine pilgrims. Some of the masks are nationally-designated important cultural assets.