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Toba Sea-Folk Museum, MIE UNIVERSITY AMA RESEARCH CENTER,

AMA Promotion Council & the Toba Chamber of Commerce

Ishigami-san Harumatsuri

(Ishigami-san Spring Festival)

Osatsu

Toba City

May 7th

Ishigami-san, enshrined at the path to Shinmei Shrine, is the local deity of Ousatsu and considered to be a goddess. It is said that at least one of a woman's wishes will be granted, certainly. Ama take the day off from fishing on May 7th, for this spring festival. On this day only, men cook meals to treat women, in hopes of a large catch and the realization of great ambitions.

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