Iwanai Shrine Festival

Held over three days from the 7th to the 9th of July, the festival has a 200-year history and is rich in tradition. Led by the sounds of Kagura (Shinto music and dance), two magnificent portable shrines and a procession of Akasakayakko, an intangible cultural asset of the town, parade through the town. After the procession by fishing boats with big fishing flags, two portable shrines run up the shrine hill in a single bound, which is a climax of the festival and is full of power.

Iwanai Town Web site:https://www.town.iwanai.hokkaido.jp/