Chagu Chagu Umakko is a parade of hundreds of horses with colorful fittings and the sounds of the bell. The paradise route distance is approximately 15 km from Takizawa City to Morioka City.
The term “Chagu-Chagu ” comes from the sound of the horses’ bells.
The Chagu Chagu Umakko is believed to be started 200 years ago as a reward for the horses which had toiled so hard in rice planting.
Iwate Prefecture has been famous for horse-breeding and horses are treasured to such an extent that the custom of people living together with horses in the same house still remains.
Second Saturday of June
Dates and functions are subjects to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
Ukai, Takizawa City, Iwate Prefecture