Shimanoura Jinja Shuki Taisai 島野浦神社秋季大祭 Miyazaki (Nov.)
Shimanoura Jinja Shuki Taisai is a matsuri held on Shimanoura Island in Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture. In the Edo period, this flourished as a place for sea trade. On the day of the matsuri, the island, which has a population of around 880, is at its liveliest. The rough mikoshi (portable shrine) which carries the deity, and is known as the “battling mikoshi”, and the drum float, which is carried by youths wearing makeup, crash into each other as they parade around the village. When the sacred dance and music kagura is performed, purse seine fishing boats shine their lights, and a fishing boat parade is held. It is a matsuri in which the culture of the sea is deeply rooted.
Shimanoura Jinja, Shimaura-machi, Nobeoka City, Miyazaki
Approx. 20 min. by car from JR Nobeoka Station to Urashiro Port. Approx. 10 min. by high speed boat or approx. 20 min. by ferry from Urashiro port to Shimanourashima.
Approx. 15 min. from Sumie interchange of the Higashikyushu Expressway to Urashiro Port.