Event Calendar

Yabusame Festival (archery on horseback)
Geita Festival
  • Geita Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:December 31st to January 1st
  • At dawn on New Year's Day, this festival features men from throughout the island who use bamboo pole...
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Funadanjiri
  • Funadanjiri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early January
  • The event represents hopes for a large catch of fish. A colorfully adorned katsuo (bonito) fishing b...
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Yaya Festival
  • Yaya Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:February 1st to 5th
  • This is a festival of bravado displayed by young men, originating in the cry of samurai warriors dur...
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Yuki Jinja Ume Matsuri
  • Yuki Jinja Ume Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Mid February to mid March
  • The precinct gardens are home to some 250 weeping Japanese plum trees and 80 other Japanese plum tre...
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Spring Kagura Festival
  • Spring Kagura Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:April 5th to 7th
  • Twice a year in the spring and autumn, Kagura music and dancing are performed in an offering for nat...
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Tado Festival (Ageumashinji)
  • Tado Festival (Ageumashinji)
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:May 4th and 5th
  • In this annual Shinto ritual at Tado Taisha shrine, six young men are selected by the gods from loca...
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Saio Festival
  • Saio Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:1st Sat & Sun in June
  • This festival reenacts the ancient procession of the Saio to Ise on dynasty picture scrolls. It feat...
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Ise Ebi Fesitival
  • Ise Ebi Fesitival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:June 4th
  • This festival is a thanksgiving of the gifts from the sea and hopes for a plentiful catch, primarily...
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Toro Festival
  • Toro Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Late July
  • In 1926, lantern floating was begun in conjunction with the opening of the boating season. It was st...
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