Hamochi Festival

A festival of Hamochi which passes down a rich variety of performing arts

Hamochi Festival is the annual festival of Kusakari Shrine and Sugawara Shrine. Two kinds of daikagura (a traditional dance performance using props), which are Daigakura Tsuburosashi and Onimai Tsuburosashi, are performed from place to place. A group of Ondeko (demon drumming) and a portable shrine go out into the town, and three Ojishi (big lion) walk powerfully around the streets of the area. There are also a brass band and an Okesa dance parade, organised by children and students, with villagers' spontaneous participation enlivening the festival. Ritual Noh performances are delivered at the Noh stage in Kusakari Shrine in the evening.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Big Lion
  • Tsuburosashi
Event site
Hamochi Hongo, Sado
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Hamochi Shoukoukaimae(Ogi Line、Maehama Line) 0 minutes on foot from bus stop

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