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Kuroshima Events

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Tradition and festival inherit.

Okunchi Festival

In mid October, a Shinto ritual called Yoimatsuri no Shinji is held at Kuroshima Shrine.
A Shinto priest is invited from outside the island. The priest stay overnight at a house called Yadonushi where Shinto dance and music are performed at night.
A Buddhist-centered group starts preparations for the festival. On the festival day, a procession of the portable shrine starts from Kuroshima shrine and it is purified with sea water. Shinto rituals are conducted and Shinto music and dance are dedicated.

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

 

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

Okunchi Festival

 

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Christmas Mass

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In December, they start preparing an exterior holiday lighting toward Christmas, one of the most important events in the island.
Moms and Dads’ handmade simple, but warm Christmas decorations.
After the lighting ceremony, the lights are on at night until early January.

The main event of Kuroshima

DateGeneral EventCatholic Event
1/1正月New Year Day Mass
Epiphany
1/10Ebisu Festival
1/16Yabuiri Holiday
Around 2/10Buddha’s Nirvana DaySeptuagesima Sunday
2/15
2/28Ash Wednesday
Early 3 monthEaster
Around 3/20Buddhist Memorial Services
4/8Buddha’s Birthday
4/10Konpira Ocean Deity Festival
Mid 4 monthAll Saints’ Day
Late 4 monthPentecost, Ebigane festival
5/5Boy’s Day
Around 5/23Ascension Day
Around 6/2Whitsunday
Around 6/9Trinity Sunday
Around 6/13Corpus Christi Feast
Around 6/21the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Early 7 monthBuddhist Purification Ceremony
7/15Summer Festival
8/3Brat demon memorial service
8 month 13 Date ~ 15 DateBon Festival
8/15the Assumption
Around 9/20Buddhist Memorial Services
10/20Okunchi Festival
Around 10/27Christ the King
11/2Kuroshima Sports Day
Early 11 monthAll Saints’ Day
Around 12/1Advent
The first of the main Date
12/8Buddha’s Enlightenment Day
12/12Ume Plum
Blossoms Festival
12/25Christmas
12/31New Year's Eve
Pine New Year Decoration