Hadaka Mairi Pilgrimage
The average temperature of Morioka in January is -2℃. In the midst of a cold snow, local men form a...
Namahage Sedo Matsuri
Celebrated at the Shinzan Shrine in Kitaura, Oga city, this winter attraction is a combination of Saitousai, a sacred ritual...
The Hachinohe Enburi is a roughly 800 year long traditional folk celebration. Dancers known as "Tayu" perform motions involved in...
Shiogama Shrine Hote Matsuri
In March, before the approaching Spring, at the port city home to Shiogama Shrine, the Hote Matsuri is solemnly held...
Sominsai at Hayachine Shrine
In Iwate Prefecture, there are a number of festivals with the name Sominsai. The festival originates from an old legend...
Dan-dan Long Hinamatsuri
March 3rd is Hinamatsuri. One of the year's major holidays where people pray for the health and well-being of their...
Bara Matsuri 〜Rose Festival~
Every year, from early June to early July, when roses are in peak season, the Rose Festival, or "Bara Matsuri"...
Morioka & Takizawa City – Yahaba Town
This festival features approximately 100 horses dressed up in all colors imaginable, parading through the towns. The horses march a...
Kuki Lantern Festival
The "Tennousama" is Kuki's annual lantern festival held on the 12th and 18th of July. It has been continued for...
Shiogama minato matsuri
Shiogama Minato Matsuri began right after the ending of the Second World War in hopes of reviving the industry and...
Aizu Tajima Gionsai
The sound of Shangiri—the festive chanting of Tajima Gion Zōshi—echoes though the air. This is the annual celebration of Tajima’s...
Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival has over 290 years of history and tradition, and is listed as...
Sansa Odori Festival
The Sansa Odori festival has been the main event of the Morioka region since the time is was administered by...
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
The Nebuta Matsuri is one of the largest among the many festivals in Japan. Large illuminated floats of glowing figures—Nebuta—parade...
Akita Kanto Festival
It is said that the Akita Kanto Matsuri started in the Edo period, as an event known as Neburi Nagashi...
Noshiro Tanabata “Tenku-no-Fuyajou”
Noshiro Tanabata “Tenku-no-Fuyajou” is a festival that began in 2013. However, the Noshiro region had a traditional summer Tanabata festival...
Yamagata Hanagasa Festival
The Yamagata Hanagasa ("flower umbrella") Festival is one of the major summer festivals of the Tohoku area. Held every year...
Sendai Tanabata Festival
It is said that the Sendai Tanabata Festival was started by the regions leader Masamune Date approx. 400 years ago...
Murayama Tokunai Matsuri
This is the Murayama Tokunai Festival, named after the explorer Mogami Tokunai, a Murayama City local from the Edo period...
Kakunodate Matsuri no Yamagyouji
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Kakunodate Matsuri started in the 1600's. A rare festival of Japan, it is co-held by both...