Shinojima Daimyo gyoretsu
Shinojima Daimyo Gyoretsu (daimyo or Japanese fudai lord's procession) is
a shinto ritual called Owatari-sama which a god, OJINJIKI-SAMA, enshrined Hachioji-sha shrine,
make a one night two days trip to Shinmei-sha shrine where a goddess enshrined.
Night of January 3, people move "Ojinjiki-sama"
from Hachioji-sha shrine to Shinmei-sha shrine.
In the evening, as soon as the god appears, all the lights in Shinojima Island are turned off automaticaly
The main festival is the following day.
People formed a procession to guard the god moving back
to Hachioji-sha shrine.
It looks like a daimyo gyoretsu in the Edo period.
Approximately 1:00p.m., the procession reach the Maehama beach.
Get on a Meitetsu train bound for Kowa from Nagoya sta. or Kanayama sta.
Get off at Kowa sta.(64 min)
From Kowa, take jet boat and get off at Shinojima-ko port.(30 min)
Walk 10 min.