Sado no Bon “Shishigajo Matsuri”

A summer festival in Sawata featuring the popular "Firework Fantasy" display synchronised to music

Held in the Sawata area, Sado no Bon "Shishigajo Matsuri" is a festival featuring a mikoshi (portable shrine) parade carried by children, Bon dancing and Ondeko deity mask dance, among others. (Bon is the time when the spirits of the ancestors return home.) The fireworks show set to music, "Firework Fantasy," is popular for the dynamics of launching at close range. Fireworks are set off in rhythmical patterns in sync with a wide range of music.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
Starting time
Event site
The Kawaharada Honmachi town area, Kawaharada Elementary School playground
279 Kawaharada Honmachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1314
Contact Information
+81-0259-52-3148(Sado no Bon Shishigajo Matsuri Committee (Sawata Society of Commerce and Industry))
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 35 by car
Nearest bus stop
Kawaharada Honmachi(Honsen (Main Line)) 3 minutes on foot from bus stop

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