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Shiogama tourism
and industry association

Tel:022-364-1165
Fax:022-364-1169
E-mail:syoukoukankou@
city.shiogama.miyagi.jp


Shiogama tourism
information center

(information on the
Honshiogama station)

Tel/Fax:022-362-2525


Miyagi international
tourism theme area

http://www.miyagitheme.
jp/

E-mail:kankou@pref.
miyagi.jp





"Omikosi" make a tour of Shiogama's streets 3 times a year: the "Hote" fire prevention festival (10 March), which has the longest history; the Spring Flower festival (late April); and the Summer Port and Harbor festival (4 & 5 August). The Port Festival is one of the 3 largest in Japan, and involves participants carrying "Omikosi" to the harbor to be loaded onto gorgeously decorated boats in the shape of a dragon and phoenix, which then cruise around Matsushima Bay. They are accompanied by hundreds of fishing boats flying brightly colored flags. The festival is to pray for good catches.


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