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

AMA Promotion Council & the Toba Chamber of Commerce

Kojima Matsuri

(Kojima Festival)

Fuseda

Shima City

June 4th (Old Calendar)

From Nakanohama beach, Fuseda, Shima City, representatives of fishermen and ama travel by boat to worship at Kojima Shrine and offer abalone to its hokora (miniature shrine). This religious service is held on June 4, old calendar, to pray for maritime safety and a big catch.

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