Ryotsu Tanabata Matsuri and Kawabiraki

A star and marine summer festival in Ryotsu

Tanabata Matsuri and Kawabiraki is a combination festival to celebrate both the children's Star Festival and to commemorate the opening of Ryotsu Port. The town, mainly the central areas of Ebisu and Minato, bustles with spectators and locals. This event originates from the celebratory event to commemorate the listing of Ebisu Port, in 1898, as one of the top seven ports in Japan. The festival events include: a parade with a brass band, the Japan Self-Defense Force marching band, and children's floats; the area folk song and dance; and demonstrations of Ondeko (demon drumming). The festival closes with a gorgeous firework display.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
The date
Held area
In Ryotsu Ebisu and Minato
Ryotsu Ebisu, Sado, Niigata 952-0011
Contact Information
+81- 0259-27-2119(6/1-8/8)(Ryotsu Kawabiraki Association)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 3 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Ebisu Honmachi(Honsen (Main Line)) 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
The 6th of August (Festival Eve)

About by car from Ryotsu Port.