and many of those events are held according to the old lunar calendar.
【Each region】 Lunar calendar, May 4th
The fishermen compete in the traditional fishing boats called Haryusen.
Yonagunijima International Marine Fishing Tournament
Orion Beer Festival
Hounensai【Traditional Harvest Event】
【Each region】 Lunar calendar, June
Yaeyama Star Festival
【Each region】 Lunar calendar, July 13 till early morning of 16th
It is said that "Angama" is a group of spirits that come from afterlife, and visits houses in an area to entertain people with sanshins, flutes and drams.
【Hateruma Island】 Lunar calendar, July 14th
【Each region】 Lunar calendar, August to October
【Iriomote Island and other island】 Lunar calendar, August to October
"Shichi" in Iriomote Island has been lasted approximately 500 years long and is designated as an significant intangible cultural heritage of Japan.
【Taketomi Island】 Lunar calendar, September to October
It is the biggest festival in Taketomi Island and more than 80 traditional performances are dedicated to gods. It is a fascinating for both local and non-resident audiences.
Ishigakijima Festival(Ishigaki Island Festival)
Live performances by various artists on the stage and local food from food stalls are very enjoyable. The main part of the festival is the big street parade on the last day of the festival.
Westernmost Yonagunijima marathon
2 courses : 25km, 10km
An afterparty will be held in the evening.
Ishigakijima(Ishigaki Island) Marathon
3 courses : Full Marathon, 24km, 10km
It starts and finishes at the Ishigaki Central Sports Park.
Kuroshima Island Cattle Festival
Yaeyama Beach Opening Ceremony
Funauki Otomatsuri(Music Festival)
Many musicians come and perform to liven up the event every year.
Ishigaki Triathlon/Yaeyama Triathlon
Hatoma Island Music Festival