Otonashi-cha Tea New Tea Festival（New Tea Leaves Offered to Shrine, Wishing for an Abundant Harvest）
New Tea Leaves Offered to Shrine, Wishing for an Abundant Harvest
Before the harvest of Otonashi-cha tea leaves, which is the specialty of Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, the New Tea Festival is held in which female shrine attendants pick new leaves and offer them to the deity. The contrast of their costume against the green leaves in the tea garden is very striking.
About 3 min. on foot from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）