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A festival held on the island of Hateruma, Okinawa Prefecture on the date of the Bon festival according to the old calendar (July 14) which memorializes people's ancestors and gives thanks for both safety and bountiful harvests. Mushama is derived from the local word mussaha, meaning funny or interesting. During the festival, drum, pole, kyogen farce, and traditional dance performances are held to entertain attendees. Locals who have moved away from the island also return for the festival, and Hateruma becomes more lively than at any other time of the year.

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place Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Hateruma 62 in front of the Old Touching Center
phone 0980825445



Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Hateruma 62 in front of the Old Touching Center [map]



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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You've arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan's most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.