Sakurai Futamigaura, Shimenawa Festival

START: May 1, 2022 END: May 1, 2022

One of the most frequently visited spots in Itoshima is Meoto-iwa in Futamigaura. Often referred to as the husband and wife rocks are just out of sea just off of a sandy beach. Each year, a ceremony is held on a Sunday in late April or early May to replace the shimenawa (straw garland) that connects the two rocks of Meoto-iwa. This year the ceremony takes place on May 1. Measuring 30 m in length and weighing 1 ton, the Shimenawa requires the strength and coordination of 60 men to hang. Work on the shimenawa begins around 9:00, and from around 15:30, about 60 men walk along the ebbing sea and climb up to the rocks to hang the sacred rope.

Sakurai Futamigaura, Shimenawa Festival, 桜井二見ヶ浦大注連縄掛祭

• 5/1 (Sat.)
• Preparation of the shimenawa 9:00~12:00, hanging of shimenawa 15:30~16:30
• Free to visit
Meoto-iwa, Shima Sakurai, Itoshima

Sakurai Futamigaura, Shimenawa Festival, 桜井二見ヶ浦大注連縄掛祭

Sakurai Futamigaura, Shimenawa Festival, 桜井二見ヶ浦大注連縄掛祭

Published: Apr 28, 2022 / Last Updated: May 1, 2022

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