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About the Hoshitate Settlement

Living in the nature along with nature is still Hoshitate Settlement in the Hoshitate Settlement land Hoshitate Settlement you can truly live on an island.

Iriomote Island dry basin in the western part of Iriomote Island is one of the oldest settlements.
About 100 people live in a rich natural area surrounded by mountains, the sea and rivers.
The good old Mt Yae still lives here.
Traditional Shinto gratitude for living with nature and nature that brings happiness, and the hearts of the people who cooperate to support the region ―――
If you walk in the village, you will be able to see the charm of such Hoshitate living.
  • Mt Yae village where the original scenery of Mt Yae remains

    There is a Hoshitate Settlement on a flat land surrounded by mountains from north to east, rivers to the south, and the sea to the west.
    You can see the scenery that was once everywhere in Mt Yae, such as a mansion surrounded by windbreaks, a row of Fukugi and Yarab trees and a stone wall of coral, everywhere you walk through the Hoshitate Settlement.
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of birds, insects, or the wind.The tranquility unrelated to the hustle and bustle of the city spreads through.
  • Living with nature

    Living by the sea, mountains, and rivers, which Hoshitate Settlement various blessings of nature depending on the season, is the basis of the current living in a Hoshitate Settlement.
    Also, although little known, Iriomote Island is an island of rice culture.
    At the same time as enjoying the bounty of nature, rice farming used to be the center of our lives.
    Many of the traditional Shinto Hoshitate that have been passed down to the drylands have been built on the roots of rice cultivation.
    Rice fields are still spreading around the village.
  • Inherit traditional traditions

    In the village continued for a long time among the Iriomote Island, 1605 years of Keicho Kenchi its name has been written Hoshitate has inherited a variety of traditional ones.
    In the life of a village that has lived with nature, it is important to appreciate nature.
    There are nine of God events in one year, especially the three major events Yuningai Festival, Honen Festival (harvest festival), Shichi Festival is not a large-scale to be a community center members full force.
    "Shichi Festival", which is the largest Shinto ritual of the year, is designated as National Important Intangible Cultural Property.
  • Requests for those visiting the village

    The Hoshitate Settlement has been in continuous use for hundreds of years, is still a living place where about 100 people still live.
    We hope that this life will continue for 100 years.
    We ask for your consideration so that we can continue to live in peace.
    For that purpose, we would like to ask those who visit the Hoshitate Settlement.
    • We request the following consideration for those who visit the Hoshitate Settlement.
      ●The village is dotted with sacred places such as Ontake and wells.
      Please refrain from entering these places and taking photos unnecessarily and posting them on SNS.
      ●The village is a place of living.Please refrain from entering the site of people including gardens and fields.
      Please refrain from taking photos of the village residents or the site, or posting them on social media, etc.
      ●Quietness is one of the attractions of the village.Please consider the sound around you.
  • Hoshitate map

    One of the proofs of continuous cotton and life is shown in the shop name.
    The names of all the buildings of Irunty Futademura are the names of their houses.
    The Irunty Futademura building is now under construction, but we would appreciate if you could feel that once there was also a living activity for people.
  • Hoshitate Community Center annual event schedule

    Event schedule for Reiwa 2(*Subject to change)
    • April
      ・April 15:Extraordinary general meeting
      ・19th:Yuningai Murangutu
      ・The 22nd:Yuningai Lucky Day
    • May
      nothing special
    • June
      ・June 7:Shiqua Murangutu
      ・The 13th:Shiquayoi Lucky Day
      ・14th:Participation in the Townsman Ball Game Competition
      ・24th:Shirahama Shinkai Festival participation
      ・26th:Extraordinary general meeting
    • July
      ・28 July:Puriyoi Murangutu
      ・30 days:Asayoi
    • August
      ・August 31st to September 2nd:Soru(Bon Festival of the lunar calendar)
    • September
      ・September 3:Soru Murangutu / Murakiyome
      ・21st:Respect for the aged day
    • October
      ・October 1:Shubinegai
      ・3 days:Extraordinary General Meeting/ Turichiki
      ・The 22nd:Shichi Murangutu
      ・The 23rd:Toshinuyu
      ・25th:Uinuka Ritual/Murakiyome
    • November
      ・November 15:Shimafusara
    • December
      nothing special
    • January
      ・January 2:Birthday celebration
      ・3 days:Adult ceremony
    • February
      nothing special
    • March
      ・March 31:General meeting