Lily festival starts on Iejima Island

Lily festival starts on Iejima Island

Many people visited the Lily Festival at Lily Field Park in Ie Village on April 19.

April 20, 2014 Yukito Kinjo, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The 19th Lily Festival started at Lily Field Park in Ie Village on April 19.
The flower will be in full bloom by the end of the month when Golden Week holidays start. About 100 flowers will form a white carpet to fill the park. With admission free, the event will last until May 6.

Since the festival began, many families and tourists have visited the park and enjoyed smelling the blossoms. The Village Mayor Hideyuki Shimabukuro said, “I would like many tourists to enjoy the event this year.” For the opening of the event, kindergarten pupils danced eisa and members of the Village Women’s Association performed a ryukyuan traditional dance called Yotsudake.

A shuttle bus is running from Ie Port to the park. For further details, call the executive committee of the festival at 098 (049) 2906.

For further details on the ferry, call the Village Office at 098 (049) 2255.

(English translation by T&CT)

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