Festivals in Winter

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Chakkirako Children Festival

Chakkirako (Japanese: チャッキラコ) is a dance performed at a festival in Miura, Japan to celebrate the New Year and bring good fortune, especially in fishing.

In 2009, it has been inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityIn 1976, Japan’s government recognized this dance as an intangible cultural heritage to be protected.

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Chichibu Yomatsuri

Would you like to visit and enjoy one of the most famous festivals in Japan with Japan`s first and most famous cultural festival tour guide? Chichibu night festival registered as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage. The Chichibu Night festival is the Grand festival of Chichibu Shrine, with 6 floats and beautiful fireworks in the winter night sky.

2 Days

Namahage Sedo Festival

Namahage Sedo Festival is the winter festival of Shinzan shrine in Oga city, Akita prefecture, held in the second weekend evenings in February, which is one of the “Michinoku (Tohoku area) five major festivals”. This festival started in 1964 as a mixed event of a Shinto ritual, “Saito Festival” and a folk event, “Namahage.” Namahages perform a powerful impressive dance and Japanese drum. The climax is Namahages’ climbing down the snow mountain.

2 Days
Akita Pref.

Sominsai Kokuseki Temple

In February, a dynamic festival called “Kokusekiji Somin-sai” is held, in which men pour cold water on themselves to pray for a plentiful harvest and to drive away ill-fortune. The men are divided into two groups, and they compete to grab the “Somin Bag,” which is supposed to bring good luck. There is a soba restaurant in front of the temple gate.

31st January
2 Days
Iwate Pref.

Straw and Fire Festival

Isawa is at Oshu City in Iwate Prefecture that has a vast amount of rice fields. The city usually holds the Agriculture Festival for Crop every year on the second Saturday of the month of February.

1 Day
Iwate Pref.
9th February