Ryori Amaterasu Mioya Jinja Shikinen Taisai 綾里天照御祖神社式年大祭 Iwate (June)
Ryori Amaterasu Mioya Jinja Shikinen Taisai is held once every five years to pray for the safety of those at sea and to give thanks for fish hauls. A Shinto ritual is held in the middle of the night at the shrine, then the next morning, the town comes alive with parades of mikoshi (shrine floats) and boats, and a dance given by Japan’s largest Gongen lion, which is a manifestation of the deity. Just before the 2011 matsuri, the town was destroyed in the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The 2016 matsuri is the first to be held by the townsfolk since that disaster.
Ryori chiku, Sanriku-cho, Ofunato City, Iwate
Get off at Ryori station on the Minami-Riasu line of the Sanriku Railway.