Event Information

Hidaka Hibuse Festival

Hidaka Hibuse Festival
Hidaka Hibuse Festival

April 29

With a history expanding some 300 years, this is Oshu-Mizusawa's premiere event that brings brilliant color to spring. The noble and lofty traditional Japanese music emanating from nine gorgeously decorated floats has been designated an intangible folk cultural asset by the prefecture.

Hours:
29th (Main Festival) 13:00 ~ 20:30
Location:
Downtown Mizusawa
Inquiries:
Hidaka KABO-SAI Festival Executive Committee
(Oshu City Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division, Commerce and Tourism Section 0197-24-2111)

Esashi JINKU (Dance) Festival

Esashi JINKU (Dance) Festival
Esashi JINKU (Dance) Festival

May 3 ~ 4

Originating with the KABO-SAI Festival to pray for revival and fire prevention, this spring festival has been handed down and developed for all residents to participate in. Events include a music parade, children's dance parade, a joint presentation by 42 and 25 year old (ages considered to be bad luck) dancers, Esashi's "HYAKU-SHIKA DAIGUN-BU" (Dance of 100 Deer) and the Esashi Dance Parade.

Hours:
4th (Main Festival)8:30 ~ 20:45
Location:
Odori Park, Esashi, Oshu
Inquiries:
Esashi Jinku Matsuri Executive Committee
(Oshu City Hall, Esashi Branch, Industry Promotion Section 0197-35-2111)

Maesawa Beef Festival

Maesawa Beef Festival
Maesawa Beef Festival

First Sunday of June

This festival features a yakiniku corner, folk entertainment, original dance performances, a mooing contest, raffles, singing, sales of Maesawa beef and food stalls.

Hours:
9:30 ~ 16:00
Location:
Maesawa IKI-IKI Sports Land
Inquiries:
Oshu City Hall, Maesawa Branch, Industry Promotion Section 0197-56-2111

Oshu NANBU TEKKI (Nanbu Ironware) Festival

Oshu NANBU TEKKI (Nanbu Ironware) Festival
Oshu NANBU TEKKI Festival

First Saturday and Sunday on October

Many events are featured, including special sales on cast ironware products, a corner for tasting tea brewed in NANBU TEKKI, cooking classes using ironware and long-jump contests using sandals made of iron.

Hours:
10:00 ~ 16:00
Location:
Oshu Casting Technology Exchange Center
Inquiries:
Oshu NANBU TEKKI Festival Executive Committee (Mizusawa Casting Industry Association) 0197-24-1551

All Japan NOHADATE Festival

All Japan NOHADATE Festival
All Japan NOHADATE Festival

Second Saturday of February

Events include traditional folk entertainment, making O-MOCHI rice cakes using Japan's finest quality vat and passing them out as FUKUTORI-MOCHI, for good fortune, blessed rice bales pulled by YAKUDOSHI groups (groups of people aged 25 and 42, ages considered to be bad luck) and a fireworks display at night.

Hours:
15:00 ~ 20:00
Location:
Isawa General Baseball Field
Inquiries:
Isawa Festival Executive Committee (Oshu City Hall, Isawa Branch, Commerce Promotion Section) 0197-46-2111

Kokuseki-ji Temple SOMIN-SAI Festival

Kokuseki-ji Temple SOMIN-SAI Festival
Kokuseki-ji Temple SOMIN-SAI Festival

January 31,2020(Friday) (Held from the 7th night of the New Year on the lunar calendar until the next morning.)

Known as "The Festival of Naked Men and Fire," This bizarre, yet soul stirring festival features men taking themselves to their limits throughout the night.

Hours:
22:00 ~ Dawn the following morning
Location:
Kokuseki-ji Temple
Inquiries:
Kokuseki-ji Temple SOMIN-SAI Preservation Association (Kuroishi Public Hall) 0197-26-3819