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.