Thursday, 10 July 2014

Defune Matsuri Festival(出船祭) on 24th July 2014!

Starts from 19:30 until 20:45.
It is a traditional story play in open-air and the stage will be on the sea and the bridge.
Story is; There was a bad dragon in Tango region's sea in the past and Monju-Bosatsu god who alter the dragon to good one! ;) So that's what you will see in the play. You don't need to understand language because it is a voiceless play, only music.
In the first 30mins, children will dance, they are usually very cute to see.
Chion-ji temple area&the first bridge to Amanohashidate sandbar(near by station side) will be lighted up with bonfire. Around 20:40-21:00 you can also watch small fireworks. 

Access:3mins walk from Amanohashidate station
Free admission.