On the day of spring tide in July (on 17th June in lunar calendar), Miyajima celebrates this ceremony to carry a float of God on boat to Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is considered one of three major sea festivals in Japan, along with Tenjin Festival in Osaka and Horan-enya Festival in Matsue.
The festival lasts for 10 days before this ceremony, and ancient court music with the flute, drums and string instruments will be played on boats decked out in decoration. The festival involves many of nearby shrines on the coast, such as Nagahama Shrine, where the God-carrying boat is received by fire and lanterns. This event can be fully enjoyed from a cruise boat.
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