Shūhaira (Mita)

Shūhaira (Mita)

[9-10 September] A colourful ceremony celebrating harvest and giving thanks.

Shūhaira, a traditional Dengaku dance developed to celebrate and pray for good harvest, is performed every year on Nishinoshima Island. The locals perform the ritual to worship and give thanks to 10 directions for prosperity, and the dance is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan.

Day 1 = Dress rehearsal

Day 2 = Official ceremony at Mita Hachimangu Shrine

*Please respect local culture and tradition.


Event Date(s)
9-10 September
Mita Hachimangu Shrine, Beppu Area
Bring a hat, an umbrella and drinks with you. The dance is performed on an outdoor stage, therefore it can be very hot on a sunny day.

Shūhaira festival in Mita Machimangu Shrine is held in odd numbered years only.
2177 Mita, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
From Beppu Port
5 min on foot
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