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 brass band parade, a children's float parade, a folk song and dance procession, and demonstrations of Ondeko (masked deity dance).The festival closes with a gorgeous firework display.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
Event site
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 by car
Nearest bus stop
Ebisu Honmachi(Honsen (Main Line)) 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
The 6th of August (Festival Eve)

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