About This Place
Imari is accessible by the Matsuura Railway and the Chikuhi Line of JR Kyushu. By car it can be reached from the Matsuura Bypass and Route 202 from Karatsu.
Imari Ton-Ten-Ton Festival is held for 3 days every year near the end of October. Located in Imari City, the festival is one of the three great fighting festivals in Japan. In the festival a crashing battle took place between the two huge portable shrines, the Ara-mikoshi and the Danjiri. After a death during the battle in 2006, this part of the festival is no longer performed. The name "Ton-Ten-Ton" represents the sound of drums used in the festival.