Akadomari Festival(Oto Matsuri Festival)

A summer festival in Akadomari featuring a parade of Ojishi and Ondeko

Akadomari Festival is an annual festival presented by Shinmeisha Shrine located at the heart of the Akadomari area. This event marks the start of the summer festival season in Akadomari, where festivals are very popular. Two Ojishi (big lion) parade through the streets, and likewise, a team of Ondeko (demon drumming) travels from door to door. The spoken messages delivered in front of each household are also a sight to see (and hear!). A pair of demons dances face-to-face, accompanied by the cheerful music of the flute and taiko drum. Children, clad in happi coats with the sleeves tucked up, also appear as "small demons" and dance in turn.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Big Lion
Starting time
Around 10:00 am
Event site
Akadomari (Shinmeisha Shrine)
Akadomari, Sado, Niigata 952-0711
Contact Information
+81-0259-86-3200(Sado Tourism Association Minami Sado Tourist Information Office)
Transport Access
Akadomari Port Approx 1 by car

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