Ise Ebi Matsuri Festival in Japan



Each year on first Saturday of June Ise Ebi Matsuri – which translates to Spiny Lobster Festival – is celebrated in appreciation of the coastal spot’s abundant sea harvest. A celebration centered on spiny lobster, the symbol of Hamajima-cho, to express appreciation for the benefits of the sea and also to pray for a bountiful catch.


In Shima City, Mie of Japan.

Interesting Features of Ise Ebi Matsuri Festival

  • In traditional Japanese dress the participants parade along the coastal road with a float carrying the main attraction: a giant replica of a lobster.
  • Throughout the day groups of dancers in the parade compete for prizes, lobster soup is given out and a number of lobster dishes are on offer in the local restaurants.
  • Fireworks are set off for the festival’s grand finale.

If you are planning a Travel to Japan in the month of June then you can enjoy this festival of Spiny Lobster on first Saturday of June.


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