Ada no Shinugu 安田のシヌグ Okinawa (Aug.)
Ada no Shinugu is a traditional ritual held to pray for bumper crop harvests and good health. It takes place in the Ada area of the village, which has a population of around 160, and it has a history of over 400 years. Every two years the "Ufu Shinugu" is held. In this ritual, men from the village climb a mountain, cover themselves in plants, and are said to become gods for the day. It is a sacred traditional ritual in the Yanbaru region, which is rich in nature, and is a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
Kunigamison-Ada Public Hall, Ada, Kunigami-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Approx. 45 min. along National Route 58 from the Kyoda interchange of the Okinawa Expressway, then, from Yona, approx. 30 min. along Prefectural Route 2 heading in the Ada direction.