Kainan Jinja Natsu no Reitaisai 海南神社 夏の例大祭 Kanagawa (July)
Kainan Jinja Natsu no Reitaisai is known for its Oneri Shishi (guiding lions). It is a traditional event, and the prefecture’s greatest matsuri. It is held in the Misaki area of Miura City, on the Saturday and Sunday before Marine Day. Two lions, one male and one female, vigorously lead the mikoshi (shrine float) around the port town in time with the rhythmic traditional workman’s chant of Misaki, and dispel the town of evil and misfortune. It is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Miura City.
Misaki, Miura City, Kanagawa
Approx. 40 min. from Yokosuka-chuo station to Misakiguchi station on the Keikyu Main Line of Keikyu Railway. Approx. 15 min. by taxi.
Approx. 20 min. from Misakiguchi station (Keikyu Main Line) by Keikyu Bus bound for Misaki Port. Alight at Misaki Port. An approx. 3 min. walk.
Approx. 30 min. from Hayashi interchange on the Miura Jukan Road.