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The Innoshima Suigun Festival is a festival that recreates the Murakami Suigun, a group of people who could be described as a local naval force or sea guard on Innoshima Island. The Murakami Suigun was active in the Warring States period between the 14th and 16th centuries.

The festival was awarded the grand prize in the “3rd Furusato Event Grand Prize” in 1999.

The Innoshima Suigun Festival is comprised of three parts: The Island Festival, the Fire Festival and the Sea Festival.

Island Festival

Date Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location Shimanami Beach
Content The Murakami Suigun Ceremony for Success in Battle, The Ancestor Gratitude Ritual, the Chorakumai Dance, the Suigun War Drum and others.

 

Fire Festival

Date Saturday, August 27, 2016
Location Shimanami Beach
Content The Chorakumai Dance Contest, The Suigun Warrior Entrance to the Venue, the Huge Torches, the Fireworks Display, the Suigun War Drum and others.

 

Sea Festival

Date Sunday, August 28, 2016
Location Shimanami Beach
Content The Kohaya Boat Race, Free Kohaya Boat Experience, Bazaar, etc.

 

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