Since the rice cultivation was active in Japan, there are many festivals to plant rice in the rice paddies with water all over the country. “Otaue Matsuri in Isobe” is one of three major rice planting festivals in Japan and is a traditional festival to depict the arrival of early summer in Shima.
You can see different Shinto rituals during the festival, such as Tatetori ritual and Omita ritual. Taketori ritual is when the youth are fighting for a large fan attached to a bamboo stick in a muddy rice paddy. Omita ritual is when the girls who wear a traditional white kimono tacking the sleeves with a red cord drumming and dancing.
It is said that these Shinto rituals became the current style around the 12th century. You can see the tradition and history handed down from generation to generation in this area.