Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revived

Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revived

On October 19, participants of the procession marched, carrying the King and the Queen on the portable shrines in Futenma, Ginowan.


October 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 19, the 2nd Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade (Usanchii), one of the King’s annual events during the Ryukyu Dynasty, was held in Ginowan City and at Shurijo Castle in Naha. Along with the King and Queen, 115 citizens who dressed up as sanshikan, state ministers and subordinates, marched through the shopping district and along national highway route 330 in Futenma.

During the Ryukyu Dynasty, as an annual event, the King and his subordinates visited the shrine in September of the lunar calendar. At the Shurijo Castle, a welcome ceremony for the King and Queen was held.

(English translation by T&CT)

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