Umi Biraki/Sea Opening
Kume Islander's celebrate the opening of local Eff Beach in early April.
The ceremony for the opening of the beaches takes place just south of the Eff Beach Hotel.
Kume Island has beautiful white sand beaches that attract people from around the world. Everything from water sports to aquatic cultivation brings people to the beach throughout the warm summer months. In order ensure a safe season, the Umi Biraki ceremony presents offerings and prays for the protection for the coming year.
After the ceremony teams play beach baseball on the sand with old buoys as another offering, and to enjoy the start of Spring.
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