This past weekend Tatsugo Town had its summer festival consisting of traditional funakogi boat races and fireworks. Food stalls, and other events, such as parades, were absent due to Covid-19 prevention measures. However, spectators and competitors alike were full-heartedly enjoying the first funakogi races in three years.
Be sure to check out the other upcoming festivals on Amami Oshima:
-Amami Matsuri, 8/5 & 8/6
(with three simultaneous firework displays in Naze, Kasari, and Sumiyo)
-Setouchi Port Matsuri, 8/21
-Hiratomi Matsuri in Yamato Village, 8/28
Beat Amami’s summer heat by being prepared and staying hydrated during the festivals. Amami’s beautiful waters will tempt you to jump right in!