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Innoshima Suigun Fire Festival
August 26 @ 8:45 pm - 9:00 pmFree
A 15 minute firework display over the sea is the dramatic finale to a series of elaborate reenactments of the triumphant return of Murakami Suigun “pirates” who ruled the Inland Sea during the Sengoku ‘warring states’ period. The reenactments feature highly detailed costumes, set pieces and a the parading of huge flaming pillars. All the usual festival stalls are also set up in the park, making it a great evening of entertainment. Things start in the late afternoon.
Japanese taiko drumming
Innoshima Minami JHS Japanese taiko drumming
Three Japanese taiko drum troupes perform before all playing together
Miracle Workers singing performance
Reenactment of the suigun maritime warriors and the lighting of the bonfires
The lighting and parade of giant pine torches
Torch lit Murakami Suigun parade
Drumming, prize giving and dance performances
Final dance – everyone is welcome to join in
Planned finish time