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The “paantu-Punakha” is a traditional event of the evil spirits to pay, which will be held in Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture.
There is also in Okinawa of traditional event has been designated as an important intangible folk cultural heritage of the country.

It has been carried out in two districts of the Taira Shimajiri and Uenonobaru, the contents are different in the two districts.

Shimajiri:The lunar calendar in early September of two nights

Uenonobaru:Lunar December last day of the ox in midsummer
Taira Shimajiri and Uenonobaru, Miyako Island
Shimajiri:About 14 kilometers from Miyako Airport, about 30 minutes.

Uenonobaru:About 6 kilometers from Miyako Airport, about 14 minutes.

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