Izamiya rice planting ceremony 2024

What is the rice planting ceremony at Izamiya Shrine?

The rice planting ceremony is a ritual that has continued since ancient times at Izawa Shrine, and has been designated as an important intangible cultural property of the country under the name ``Isobe no Omita.''

History of rice planting ceremony

Approximately 2000 years ago, Wahime no Mikoto, who was looking for a sacrificial place to offer sacred food to Ise Grand Shrine, chose the Shima region, which was rich in seafood, as the place. At that time, a Manazuru crane dropped an ear of rice in this area, and Yamahime-no-Mikoto was impressed, saying, ``Even a silent bird was said to be an offering.'' She had this ear of rice used to grow rice to be offered to Amaterasu Okami. . Rice cultivation is still passed down as a Shinto ritual, and a rice planting ceremony is held on June 6th every year.

Rice planting ceremony 2024

For a while, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, we held a scaled-down ceremony and were not allowed to visit the venue, but this year we will be holding the same ceremony as last year. You can take a tour.
The colorful costumes stand out against the blue sky and fresh greenery, and the solemn events performed by the local people are both graceful and violent, and will remain in the hearts of those who see them.
Please come and see this rice planting ceremony, which heralds the arrival of early summer in Shima.
*Please be sure to follow etiquette when taking photos.


8:10The roles of Eburi and Tachido are played by the ``seven and a half degrees.''
9:50Deliver "Shiki Sanban".
10:20They line up inside the first torii gate of Izagu Shrine and undergo purification.
10:30Visit the Goseiden. At the purification center, the priest bestows Sanae on Sakucho.
10:40From Iza-miya Shrine, he marches to Goryota.
11:00Arrive at Goryota. The priest cleanses the rice field, and the head priest dedicates the left, right, middle, and Sanae.
Saotome, Michihito Ta and others went around Naashiro three and a half times and took Sanae.
The naked man participating in the bamboo removal ritual enters the rice field and waits until the seedlings have been removed.
11:20``Bamboo harvesting ritual.''
11:30``Otaue Shinto ritual.''
After the first to ninth songs have been completed, there is a break, and the servants have a drinking party with side dishes made from wakame. Next was Saiwaka Okuwa's dance of ``Saitorisashi.'' Next, the rice planting ends with the 13th to XNUMXth small songs. Finished around XNUMX:XNUMX.
15:00``Odori-komi''. It takes about two hours to train from Goryoda to the first torii gate of Izanomiya Shrine.
17:00All the officials line up inside the torii gate, and three people, taiko and sasara performers, perform the ``Shiakiraku no Shimai'', bringing the rice planting festival to an auspicious end.
*Times may differ slightly depending on the duty district.


Access by train
Get off at Kaminogo Station on the Kintetsu Shima Line. From there, you can access Iza-miya Shrine, where the rice planting ceremony is held, in a 3-minute walk.

Access by car
Proceed along Prefectural Route 160 and park at Isobe Fureai Park. From there, it takes less than 15 minutes to get to Izamiya Shrine.


use of seventh and a half

Seven and a half degrees usage ①
Use of seventh and a half②
Use of seventh and a half ③

formula 3

Formula 3 ①
Formula 3 ②


Purification ①
Purification ②
Purification ③

Three and a half laps around Naashiro

Three and a half laps around Naesiro ①
Three and a half laps around Naesiro ②
Three and a half laps around Naesiro ③

Bamboo cutter ritual

Bamboo cutter ritual ①
Bamboo cutter ritual ②
Bamboo cutter ritual ③

Otaue ritual

Rice planting ritual ①
Rice planting ritual ②
Rice planting ritual ③


The end of Chiakiraku

Dancing ①
Dancing ②
The end of Chiakiraku ①
other nameIzamiya Rice Planting Festival

Enjoy Shima