Tengusa (red algae) can be harvested starting in March.
The algae is then boiled and allowed to congeal making delicious tokoroten, the perfect dish for the hot summer.
Try it in a broth made from Muroto deep seawater and bonito.
Hibiscuses bloom along Route 55. The bright red flowers shine in contrast with the green plants and blue ocean, making this section of Route 55 a great place for a summer bike or motorcycle ride.
A Dance Praying for Abundant Fishing
This dance occurs each year on June 10th of the lunar calendar. Starting early in the morning, people involved in Muroto's fishing industries visit 30 shrines and temples, dancing at each one.
The Shittoroto Dance has been held in Muroto for over 300 years, to pray and give thanks for abundant fish. It was designated as a prefectural intangible cultural property in 1963.
Tosa Muroto Whaleboat Race
Muroto's Summer Race
Muroto has a long history of whaling. The Tosa Muroto Whaleboat Race is held to remember that history.
This race was started with the hopes of increasing Muroto's children's connection to their ocean heritage. Participants race in replica sekobune, the tiny boats used by whalers on the open ocean. There are a variety of races, from a children's race to a cardboard boat race, ensuring a fun day for all.
The Muroto Fireworks Festival is often held on the same day as the Whaleboat Race.
Muroto Fireworks Festival
Fireworks Blossom Over Muroto's Ocean
Around 3000 fireworks burst in the night sky, over the dark ocean. Spend the day at the Tosa Muroto Whaleboat Race and enjoy food from the special festival market before watching the fireworks in the evening.