Minami Daito Island Honen Festival
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Discover a mix of Okinawan and Edo culture in festivities unique to Minami Daito Island
On September 22–23, the remote Minami Daito Island hosts the Honen Festival, a fusion of Edo and Okinawan culture. See beautifully decorated floats and watch participants carry portable shrines, common on Japan’s main islands but unusual in Okinawa, in a festival that stretches well into the night. In addition to Daito taiko drum performances, enjoy Edo-style and Okinawan sumo wrestling on the second day.