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.