Goree-furyū Festival of Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine

Held every year on June 5 at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine (Saigo area, Okinoshima Town)
The Goree-furyū Festival is an Intangible Folk Cultural Property designated by Shimane Prefecture, where uma-ire shinji is held—a ritual in which sacred horses gallop into the shrine grounds. The name Goree comes from a ritual to expel evil spirits, but nowadays it is a festival to pray for bountiful harvest, with fewer elements of exorcising evil spirits. In addition, a rice planting ritual, local horse racing, yabusame horseback archery, and other rituals are also held. The festival is known as "Goree" in Okinoshima Town, showing its familiarity among the locals.