beach with clear blue sky in Ishigaki

This ceremony officially starts the beach season in the Yaeyama islands. There are beach opening ceremonies held all over Japan at different dates, but the one in the Yaeyama’s is always the earliest. The ceremony is held on a different island every year, this year on Yonaguni island.

Celebrate the beginning of summer, enjoy local island culture and live performances.

Homepage (Japanese): http://yvb.jp/umibiraki.html