Sakurai Futamigaura, Shimenawa Festival

START: May 6, 2024 END: May 6, 2024

Visit one of Itoshima’s captivating attractions, Meotoiwa at Futamigaura, and witness the annual festival where the grand shimenawa rope is replaced. This unique ceremony takes place on a Sunday during the spring tide, between late April and May each year. The shimenawa rope, stretching about 30 meters in length and weighing approximately one ton, is crafted starting at 8:00 AM. By 1:00 PM, around 50 community members make their way across the seabed, exposed by the low tide, to ascend the rocks and hang the new rope. This once-a-year spectacle is not to be missed!

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

• 5/6 (Mon., hol.)
• Preparation of the shimenawa 8:00~12:00, hanging of shimenawa 13:00〜15:30
• Free viewing
• Sakurai Futamigaura Meotoiwa
Shima Sakurai, Itoshima City, Fukuoka

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

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Published: Apr 26, 2024 / Last Updated: Apr 26, 2024

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