Monday, July 23, 2012

Hamaorisai Festival in Chigasak 2012

As I mentioned a few days back I went to a festival in Chigasaki. It's the Hamaorisai Festival. It happens every summer at the Nishihama Beach in Chigasaki City. It's usually held during "Umi-no-hi" or "Ocean Day" where they carry portable shrines into the oceans to please the gods in the sea. The festival starts from 1am, 30-40 different shrines all coming out from different areas but all end up at the beach and around 4am they start going into ocean, and around 6/7am all the shrines line up and blessed by fruits and vegetables.


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