The Robust Running Portable Shrines are Famous
This shrine is located in Miyanoura in Iwastsubo and the festival of powerful Running Portable Shrines is held here.
The Running Portable Shrines of Manabe-shima Island
Running Portable Shrines are taken out for a spin for every day for 3 days in early May every year, and the main event is held on the second day. The three portable shrines being run around in the alleyways and along the coast of the island is a powerful sight to see. In 1999, the city designated them an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
4912 Manabe-shima, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 714-0037
From the Sumiyoshi Boarding Dock at Kasaoka Port, take the regular passenger vessel (Sanyo Kisen) and travel 65 minutes (ordinary ship) to Iwatsubo Port.