Ogi Minato Matsuri

A two-day, farewell-to-summer festival in Ogi

Ogi Minato Matsuri originated from the ritual to offer rice to Kisaki Shrine to pray for the safety of vessels when Ogi was a port to ship gold and silver. Many groups go around the streets from door to door performing ritual entertainment; Kojishimai (the deer dance); Ojishimai (the big lion dance); Ondeko (demon drumming); Shukunegi Chitochinton (a phallic dance), and so on. The festival also features Ogi Okesa (a folk song and dance) and a portable shrine parade. Ogi Minato Matsuri is very well known for its fireworks display on the first day of the festival. This is the final fireworks event held in the summer festival season on Sado, and brightly coloured fireworks light up the night sky.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Big Lion
  • Deer Dance
  • Tsuburosashi
Event site
Ogi Town area (Kisaki Shrine, Kotohira Shrine, Minato Park)
Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
Contact Information
+81-0259-86-2216(Ogi Minato Matsuri Committee (Ogimachi Society of Commerce and Industry))
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 1 by car
Nearest bus stop
Ogikou Sado Kisen(Ogi Line) 2 minutes on foot from bus stop

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