Sanno Festival (Hiyoshi Shrine’s Annual Festival)

The largest annual festival of a shrine in the Kuninaka area, dating back to the 13th century

Sanno Festival, with a history of 800 years, is a large-scale event held over three days. The Ondeko demon drumming team goes out to visit the Iuchi area on the first day, followed by every Ondeko team of Hiyoshi Shrine from the villages of Funashimo, Ono, and Niibo. Seven portable shrines from the seven Hiyoshi Shrines gather at the worship hall of Niibo Hiyoshi Shrine, and that is a spectacular sight. On the last day, young boys' Yabusame (horseback archery), Ondeko, and Sagariha (processional music accompaniment) are dedicated within the precinct of Niibo Hiyoshi Shrine. The idyllic Harigoma song and dance performance is also delivered.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Yabusame (horseback archery)
Starting time
Event site
Hiyoshi Shrine in Kaminiibo
1008 Kaminiibo, Sado, Niigata 952-0108
Contact Information
+81-0259-23-5231(Sado Tourism Association)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Niibo Shougakkoumae(Minamisen (South Line)) 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
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