Lifestyles and Traditions - Festivals
Held on the last Saturday and Sunday of July, odd-numbered years at Yurahime Shrine (Urago area, Nishinoshima Town)
On the morning of the festival, rituals and dedicatory sumo take place. Later in the evening, the mikoshi portable shrine is paraded to the port where the sacred ship is docked. The mikoshi is then brought aboard the sacred ship and cruises Uragō Bay for about an hour, with Dōzen Kagura shinto dance performed in front of the portable shrine. After the ship is docked, the portable shrine is brought to the "temporary lodging" and paraded back to Yurahime Shrine the next day.