EISA is performing the prayer's dance to send ancestor performed on the last day (old calendar July 15) of Bon according to the old calendar out to the next world. The Bon Festival of Okinawa is practiced in three days from July 13 of the old calendar to July 15, and, in strong Okinawa of ancestor worship, as for the tray, it is event important at all.
On 13th, we prepare cleaning of Buddhist altar and offering in "Kay (meeting) yes" and receive ancestor's soul. We offer feast to Buddhist altar at three night and do and, during period of tray, see off Senzo with all family and the relatives. And it is EISA to be danced noisily in each place to send ancestor out.
"Shinjuku EISA Festival" began in 2002 and became charming sights of summer Shinjuku.
Dancers gather in Shinjuku from each places of the whole country and show unique EISA in main street and venue of Shinjuku.
Many people visit Shinjuku for this EISA every year and show upsurge.
Around Shinjuku Station east exit and west exit
We move to the west exit, each venue including Kabuki-cho and unfold at night.
Click on a link for more information → Official site
■Okinawa music Festival
Kazufumi Miyazawa of former THE BOOM joins special guest this year.
Shinjuku EISA Festival meet Committee official site
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(performance photograph in page is thing at the time of holding last year)