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Takegashima Shrine festival. May

It is the earliest summer festival in the prefecture, and is famous for the rampaging mikoshi that goes into the sea.

A Shinto ritual is performed while the drums are played, and the object of worship is transferred to the mikoshi (portable shrine). With the yells of "chousaja, chousaja", the mikoshi dashes down the stone steps at once and parades vigorously through the people in the square.The mikoshi is submerged in the sea two or three times, bathed in the splashes of the Kuroshio Current, and the mikoshi that rises to land enters Uraiso no Tabisho on the east coast (Uraiso is a beach on the coast facing the bay). Then, The priest recited a Shinto prayer, and everyone on the island, from the elderly to children, walks under the mikoshi.

Event schedule

Date and Time
sun,15.05.2022 ~mon,16.05.2022 【cancel】
Takegashima Shishikuiura Kaiyo-cho Kaifu-Gun Tokushima-ken


(*The festival will be canceled in 2022, but only the dedication fireworks display will be held from 7:30 PM on Sunday, May 15th.)

(Sun) 15 May
1:30 p.m. - Child Mikoshi
7:30 p.m. - Dedication firework
(-) - May
8:00 a.m. - Gokitosai
1:00 p.m. - Mikoshi Ohamaide (Kaicyutogyo) throwing rice cakes

Event information

Takegashima Shishikuiura 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 minutesPublic Transportation / Asa Coast Railway Get off at Shishikui Station - Nanbu Bus (bound for Kanoura) Get off at Takegashima bus stop, 5 minutes by walk