Nakanoshima is now quite beautiful island, but in the past this island was the place of exile. After Jokyu War emperor Gotoba was sentenced to deportation to this island. He lived rest of his life in 19 years in this island. The island people welcomed this emperor calling him “Gotoba-san”. To enshrine this emperor the island people built “Oki Shrine” in this place just next to his tomb.
There is even sumo wrestling ring in the shrine.
It is the 80 years anniversary in this year and on October 19 and 20 they hold anniversary event including children sumo wrestling contest and Kagura dance, sacred dance and music.
Cherry blossoms in the spring also quite beautiful in this shrine.