Jul. Aug. Sep.

Inokami Shrine festival. Jul.

At the pool of the river, a rampaging mikoshi (portable shrine) will be carried around, stalls set up by local young people, and throw mochi (rice cakes).

The enshrined deity of Inokami Shrine is Minakatame no Mikoto, the god of water. The date of establishment is unknown, but there is a billboard from the second year of Kanpo (1742). Shrine parishioners used to pray for rain when there was a water shortage. Every year, on the first Sunday of July, a mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried around, in the river's pool for the annual festival. Until this was built, women were prohibited. After the portable shrine, there is a mochi (rice-cake) throwing ceremony, and local people open stalls.

Event schedule

Date and Time
From 10:00 a.m. - around 3:00 p.m.
Ono Hibihara Kaiyo-cho
  • We have a store opening.

  • After the Omikoshi, there is a dedicatory rice cake throwing.


around 1:30 p.m.
around 2 p.m.
The Mikoshi (portable shrine) will be carried by local youth volunteers and enter the river.
Since this is a Shinto ritual, the time and content of the event may be subject to change.
around 2:30 p.m.
Mochi toss
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
There will be stalls set up by local residents in front of Ono-Hiyama Kaikan.
●Goldfish scooping, yakisoba, yakitori, kakigori(shaved ice), sausages, etc. (planned)

Event information

Ono Hibihara Kaiyo Town, Kaifu District, Tokushima Prefecture
Telephone number
0884-76-3050 (Kaiyo Town Tourism Association)
By car/ About 2 hours 20 minutes via National Route 11 → Route 55 → Prefectural Route 301 from Tokushima IC
Public Transportation / Municipal Bus Hisao Line Get off at Hibihara bus stop, 7 minutes by walk (closed on Sundays and New Year's Day)