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

AMA Promotion Council & the Toba Chamber of Commerce

Kazukiori

(Diving Down)

Ijika

Toba City

February 16th

This festival is to pray to Yahiro the Dragon God, for safe fishing and a large catch. It is held at the beginning of the fishing season in Ijika, Toba City. Prayers are offered to a hanging scroll of the Dragon God, and mochi (rice cakes) are offered at the beach. This festival is held on February 16th each year.

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