Kakunodate matsuri, Kakunodate Festival, is held to dedicate both Shinmeisha shrine and Jioujiyu-in Yakushidou Shrine in Kakunodate Town, Akita prefecture as one of the most authentic festivals in autumn in Tohoku region.
As well as a procession and traditional dances, the festival reaches its peak when the Oyama-bayashi is carried out in which the floats collide with each other.
Kakunodate matsuri has a 350-year history as it appeared on documents for the first time in 1694 as the Kashima festival.
September 7th to 9th
Dates and functions are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
Shinmeisha shrine, Kakunodate-Chou, Senboku-City, Akita-Prefecture