Miyajima Main Festivals

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Miyajima Main Festivals Calendar

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April 15th, November 15th The Hiwatarishi or Fire Walk Ritual This festival/ritual is a slated as a walk on holy fire of Cypress to make wishes come true.
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April 15th

Toukasai or Peach Flower Festival

The State Peace and Chrysanthemum flower ceremonial offerings to the deities. The event also offers dance dedicated to the deities.
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April 16th - 18th Toukasai-Jinn oh or Noh Deity 400 Noh actors gather annually to dedicate traditional Noh and Kyogen plays to the gods and takes place on the Itsukushima Shrine stage.
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Middle of March - Middle of September Oshimameguri-Otoguishiki Festival The festival presents arcane rituals based on legends Oshimameuri with Otoguishiki being the most important ritual among them.
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Lunar calendar June 17th Kangensai First debuted by Tairano Kiyomori, a military commander of the Heian Era (8th - 12th Century), the Shrine Ritual is a celebration of music first dedicated on the high seas, then in shrines.
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Middle of August Tamatorisai Festival The festival presents young men forming human pyramids on the turret build in the sea, then jump to get a sacred gem hanging on a 26 foot tall tower
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September 9th - 11th Mantoue Lights, candles, and stone lanterns light up the Mantou Festival, giving participants and spectators an opportunity to pray for world peace, as well as enjoy a concert.
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Lunar calendar August 1st Anamosa A tradition to show thanksgiving for the annual crop yield and offers a decorated ship with Dango dolls and offerings set to sail by candle light.
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October 15th

Kikkasai or Chrysanthemum Flower Festival

The State Peace and Chrysanthemum flower ceremonial offerings to the deities. The event also offers dance dedicated to the deities.
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December 31st Chinkasai To fittingly end the year, the Chinkasai Ritual, December 31, is a ritual on the last day of the year originating from the Edo Era (1610 - 1867). Young people with Happi coats carry a giant torch on the beach.
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