Locals celebrated the century-old festival held at the Shinto temple, rebuilt after the tsunami caused by the 2011 earthquake that destroyed it.

With prayers for good fish catches and safety at sea, the traditional Taue Odori dance was performed Feb. 18 at Kusanojinja Shrine as part of the Anba Matsuri festival, which has more than 300 years of history.

The new temple was completed earlier this year.

Despite the catastrophic tsunami-induced meltdowns at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, displaced residents of the Ukedo area have kept the festival alive in their temporary housing for years.