Jul. Aug. Sep.

Shishikui Hachiman Shrine festival. Sep.

Yoimiya(eve of a festival) has night stalls, Honmiya(main festival) has traditional performing arts at the shrine, and Omikoshi (portable shrine) and Danjiri (floats) parade around town.

The main shrine has a relationship with all the townspeople parishioners as Ubusunagami (guardian deity) of Shishikui, and is most revered. The enshrined deity is Hondawake no Mikoto. According to the records, ``It is the most solemn of all the festivals, and there are Shinkoshiki, horse racing, and sumo wrestling events at annual festivals, and there is a custom of singing a song called Mago-uta and telling it to each household". The origin of this custom is unknown. In recent years, the festival has been crowded with people enjoying the Danjiri, Sekibune, and night stalls.

Event schedule

Date and Time
sat,23.09.2023 ~sun,24.09.2023
Kubo, Kaiyo-cho, Kaifu-gun, Tokushima-ken
Around Shishikui Hachiman Shrine


Saturday, September23th
19:00 p.m. -
Danjiri/Bamboo lights
night market
Sunday ,September 24th
10:00 a.m. Reitaisai ceremony
Sunday ,September 24th
13:00 p.m. Danjiri/Sekibune
  • In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, please take measures against infectious diseases such as avoiding the three Cs.
  • It may be canceled in case of rain.

Event information

Kubo Kaiyo Town, Kaifu District, Tokushima Prefecture
Telephone number
0884-76-3050 (Kaiyo Town Tourism Association)
From Tokushima IC, via National Route 11 (towards Tokushima City) and take National Route 55 toward Muroto for about 2 hours 10 minutes