Ungami of ShioyawanNationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property
What is Ungami?
This harvest festival is held every year on the first day after the Obon Festival of the old lunar calendar. The Unjami (or Ungami) Festival was held in ancient times in Okinawa’s northern towns, its form changing throughout the years. In Shioya Bay, the event largely remains unchanged from days gone by, and it is considered a grand occasion.
Sacred places that is God come down and Asagi.
I will do "Unke (pick-up)" on Shinto ritual priests greet God on the eve of Ungami.
The next morning, priests purify themselves in the river Tanna, He will pray for good harvest and good catch safety and health of Ungami in Asagi of Tanna. Then, after telling the beginning to God, to distribute the rice cake and sacred sake to worshipers, and share the joy of God visit.
In Yafu Asagi, to resemble spider web, to make awnings.
And (men) will continue chanting "Yonkoi, Yonkoi" the priest sat in the center of the circle. While the push-up in the upper left corner bow In addition, he walks clockwise.