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Okitsuhime Jinja Taisai

Okitsuhime Jinja Taisai Ishikawa (Aug.)

Okitsuhime Jinja Taisai is a matsuri of Motomiya, Okitsuhime Shrine on Hegurajima, a solitary island approximately 50 km off the coast of Wajima. The ritual in which the mikoshi (portable shrine) is taken into the water is the highlight. It originated in the legend which states that the goddess of Ama-machi and the male god of Wajima meet once a year, and a new god is born. Youths dressed as women hold the mikoshi and try to pull it out to sea, while children pull it the other way. It is said that the longer this pulling lasts, the better fish hauls will be.

Access

Okitsuhime Jinja, Ama-machi, Wajima City, Ishikawa

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By Train

Approx. 30 min by bus or taxi from Anamizu Station on the Noto Tetsudo.

By Car

Approx. 30 min from Noto Satoyama Airport interchange of the Noetsu Expressway.

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