Jul/31 - Aug/4 Hachinohe Sansha Festival

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Jul/31 - Aug/4 Hachinohe Sansha Festival4.5

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 from 7/31 '19 to 8/4 '19


Hachinohe Sansha Festival is the largest festival in Hachinohe region with a history and tradition of 300 years. It is held annually between July 31 and August 4. As one of the Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan, Hachinohe Sansha Festival captivates its visitors with 27 great ornate floats, a procession of mikoshi(portable shrines), and toramai(tiger dance).
On On August 2nd, the peak of the festival, the event of Kagami-style Kiba Dakyu is held at the Chojasan Shinra Shrine.
Kiba Dakyu is a form of traditional martial arts performed on horseback which has only three forms left in Japan. The Kagami-style Kiba Dakyu of Hachinohe is designated as an Aomori Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Kiba Dakyu is similar to polo, two teams (red and white) with four riders each compete to score against the other team. Riders use sticks with a net on one end to hurl a ball in their goal to score.

July 31st to August 4th Annually
July 31st (Eve festival)18:00~21:00

August 1st (Otōri (Departure))15:00~
Parade of portable shrine and floats
August 2nd (Peak Day)14:00~
Kagami-style Kiba Dakyu, 18:00~

August 3rd (Okaeri(Return))15:00~

August 4th (Last day festival)18:00~20:00 
Float exhibition and musical performance

Dates: July 31 (Wed) - Aug 4(Sun), 2019
Venue: Hachinohe City, Downtown
Access: a 10-min walk from JR Hon-Hachinohe Station

PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,parade,that you'll never forget,Traditional folk,night view,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!
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