The Greatest Festival on the Island -- O-Bon and the Harvest Festival
Yaeyama district Taketomi Town, Okinawa
Festivals, the 14th day of the seventh month of lunar calendar
Island Community Centers
A variety of folk entertainment performers from the three main districts of the island make processions towards the community centers. Leading the procession is Miroku ("Maitreya"), with a lion at the tail end. There'll be a bunch of wonderful dances performed on the community center stages, followed by a lively lion dances to close out each group's performance.