The Yamahage Festival is a festival dedicated to Takumo Shrine in Nasukarasuyama city, Tochigi Prefecture as the ritual event of the grand festival.
The event is famous for Kabuki performed at the outdoor mobile stage, which can be dismantled and move around 6 different places in the city during 3 days festival.
Yamahage festival was originated when Lord Nasu Suletane of Karasuyama Castle prayed for Gosu Tenoh, the god of the syncretism of Buddhism and Kami as Japan’s only organized religion, to make the land’s peace, good harvest, and prevent plagues in 1560.
4th Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of July
Dates and functions are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
Nasukarasuyama city, Tochigi Prefecture