Ikkū Shrine Festival
See a Kabuki performance during this unique festival at Ikkū Shrine.
Ikkū Shrine is the ichinomiya (highest ranking shrine) of Chiburijima Island. This festival takes place on the shrine grounds over two days. On the first day, Dōzen Kagura is performed. In the evening, other performances and Kabuki (a traditional Japanese form of theater) are performed by local children. In many main shrines around the Oki Islands, offertory sumo tournaments are held, but this is the only festival which features Kabuki. The play house at Ikkū Shrine where Kabuki and other performances are held is one of the only two in Japan which have a revolving stage and outdoor audience seats. This shows the distinct personality of the residents of Chiburijima Island, who like participating in events and watching performances.
- Event Date(s)
- Even-numbered years
- Amasashihiko-mikoto Shrine (Ikkū Shrine), Kōri Area
- Chiburijima Tourism Association
- Free shuttle bus from the Kurii port is available
- Kōri, Chibu, Oki
- 20 min on foot from Kurii Port
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