Festival and Event Schedule


January 2016
Day Contents of Event
1
(Fri)
Goshin-i Kenjo-shiki Ceremony (offering new clothes to deities)Saitan-sai
Ceremony starts at midnight. Bugaku performance starts at 5:30 a.m. (Repertoire: Enbu)
Place
: Itsukushima Shrine
Information
: Itsukushima Shrine (0829-44-2020)
2
(Sat)
Futsuka-sai
Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m.
Bugaku performance starts at 1:00 p.m. (Repertoire: Manzairaku, Engiraku)
Omatsubayashi Noh Performance starts at 11:00 a.m.
Place
: Itsukushima Shrine
Information
: Itsukushima Shrine (0829-44-2020)
3
(Sun)
Genshi-sai
Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m.
Bugaku performance starts at 1:00 p.m.
(Repertoire: Taiheiraku, Komahoko, Kotokuraku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohkeishi)
Place
: Itsukushima Shrine
Information
: Itsukushima Shrine (0829-44-2020)
5
(Tue)
Chikyu-sai
Ceremony and Bugaku performance start at 5:30 a.m.
(Repertoire: Enbu, Kansyuh, Ringa, Batoh, Kenjyohraku, Chohkeishi)
Batoh, performed only once a year on this day, is also known by the name "Sunrise Dance."
Place
: Itsukushima Shrine
Information
: Itsukushima Shrine (0829-44-2020)
20
(Wed)
Momote-sai
Shinto ceremony for the first use of bow and arrow of the year.
Place
: Itsukushima Shrine
Information
: Itsukushima Shrine (0829-44-2020)


February 2016
Day Contents of Event
3
(Wed)
Setsubun Festival
Throwing beans for good luck festival.
Place
: Daishoin Temple
Information
: Daishoin Temple (0829-44-0111 )
13
(Sat)
14
(Sun)
Miyajima Oyster Festival
Oysters,Miyajima's specialty, are served at low prices.
Place
: Open area in front of Miyajima Ferry Terminal
Information
: Miyajima Tourist Association (0829-44-2011)


March 2016
Day Contents of Event
8
(Tue)
Memorial Service for Kitchen Knives
Place
: Daishoin Temple
Information
: Daishoin Temple (0829-44-0111 )
20
(Sun)
Kiyomori Shrine Ceremony
Festival for illustrious memory of Taira no Kiyomori.
Place
: Kiyomori Shrine
Information
: Itsukushima Shrine (0829-44-2020)
19
(Sat)

4⁄3
(Sun)
Miyajima Hina Doll Festival
Display of hina dolls, passed down from antiquity by the old families of Miyajima.
Place
: Over 30 locations throughout Miyajima
Information
: Miyajima Tourist Association (0829-44-2011)
27
(Sun)
Kiyomori Festival
Participant pass Through from Miyajima pier via Itsukushima Shrine to Kiyomori Shrine on parade in costume such as the Heian picture Scroll.
Information
: Miyajima Tourist Association (0829-44-2011)