The Yayoi Festival Nikko is for the beginning of spring.
Yayoi means March on the ancient Japanese calendar.
Portable shrines will be moved with much effort up the slope to Futarasan shrine.
It is hoped that with such effort the reward of good fortune for the coming year will be plentiful.
It is a beautiful festival with so much spring color.
9:30am Shinkyo to Futarasan
12:00pm Name Plate change at Futarasan
5:30pm Futarasan to Shinkyo