Jul/27 - 28, 2019 Summer Festival, Sendai Sparrow Dance4.1
from 7/27 '19 to 7/28 '19
Sendai Sparrow Dance is a folk dance which mimics the movements of the sparrow.
Miyagino Street is closed to traffic and the 200m festival area includes a dancing parade, stage and dancing on the street where onlookers can join in the last general dance.
The original Sparrow Dance is derived from the dance improvised by the stonemasons at the feast for the construction of Sendai Castle of famous monarch Masamune Date about 400 years ago.
Because the movement of the masons dance was alike the appearances of skipping sparrow on the ground ，and also the Date 's emblem described sparrow ,so it was named " Sparrow Dance " ,and got to be danced at a variety of festivals.
There are tons of food stalls on the street, and we especially recommend Ox Tongue which is specialty of Sendai.
Dates: July 27(Sat), 28(Sun)
Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
Venue: Miyagino Street, Sendai Station East Exit
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
PurposeFestivals,Gourmet,LMFAO,parade,Traditional folk,experience,family,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Sendai Sta. (about 100m) Google Transit