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Cool Japan Guide / Warei Taisai Festival & Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri


(Warei Taisai Festival & Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri)

The biggest attraction is the heroic mikoshi (portable shrine) event called Hashirikomi held on the evening of the 24th. Three portable shrines transported on boats from the Port of Uwajima to the mouth of the Sukagawa River, are carried on the shoulders of energetic youths wading through the river waters amid the darkness, relying merely on the illumination of the pine torch fires.

Dates: July 22nd-24th
Places: Warei-jinja Shrine
City: Warei-cho, Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture

When they arrive in front of Warei-jinja Shrine, they dance around the sacred bamboo poles erected upright in the river while carrying the portable shrines. They then climb up the bamboo poles and compete for the good-luck charms fixed at the top of the bamboo poles. The spectators are seized by strong excitement at the sound of the beating drums and at the sight of the fervent youths. Some people even arrive during the day and wait for hours so that they can secure a place with a fine view. ...
Full story to be checked via site: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/event/traditionalevents/a35_fes_warei.html

Location: 15 minutes' walk from JR Uwajima Station.JR Uwajima Station is 1 hour and 20 minutes from JR Matsuyama Station on the Yosan Line (Limited Express Service).To Matsuyama Airport, take a flight from Haneda Airport.

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By TS on Jul 22, 2012
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