Shiraoi Cep Festival
Shiraoi Cep Festival is a prayer for a large haul of salmon, for safety when fishing, and a celebration and thanksgiving for the blessings of the sea. The festivities include ancient Ainu dances and performances of the mukkuri (Jew's harp), a demonstration of malek fishing, an ancient Ainu method of fishing for salmon, the ever-popular bargain sale of salmon, and sales of Ainu salmon cuisine such as cep ohau (salmon soup) and chima cep (skewers). There are also fun events such as Ainu language quizes, salmon and trout grabs, and much more for entertainment. The festival is a great event that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
- Annually in mid September (tentative schedule)
- Shiraoi Lake Poroto lakeside
- 0144-82-7739 (Shiraoi Cep Festival Executive Committee)