The Yosakoi Festival is held on the second weekend of August in Kochi City, with endless processions of modern Asian dance.
The Saijō Festival is held from Oct 14 to 16 to give thanks for an abundant autumn harvest.
The Niihama Taiko Festival in early autumn is one of Shikoku’s biggest festivals.
The Tsuruhime Festival commemorates the young female leader of one of the maritime clans of the Inland Sea who defended her island domain at the cost of her life.
The Awa Dance Festival is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture.
The Uwajima Ushioni Festival is held from 22 to 24 July in Uwajima, Ehime. Ushioni are ‘bull devils’ that trundle around the city driving out evil and bringing good fortune.