Charms of Minamiboso (15) Floats and Portable Shrines


Summer has come, and you’ll see clusters of Shinto shrine festivals scattered around the Minamiboso peninsula. The next time you come across some portable shrines or floats, take a closer look. Very often, the carvings are original works by skilled artisans from the Edo period, such as Nami no Ihachi and Yoshimitsu Goto. The locals have taken care of them for generations, and these festivals present a wonderful opportunity to showcase these treasured artifacts.