Things to do / Traditional festivals

Mie: Izawano-miya Otaue Matsuri

Rice-planting rites, designated as one of National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties, are peformed at this festival. Parishioners in traditional attire plant rice seedlings in the shrine's sacred paddy field and pray for a good harbest.

Schedule & key events:
from 11 a.m.: Rice-planting at the paddy field
3 p.m.-5 p.m. Return dancing from the paddy field to the shrine

Location: Izawano-miya Shrine, Isobe-cho, Shima, Mie

JR Sangu Line to Toba Station From there, take Kintetsu Shima Line to Kaminogo Station, and then walk 3 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.