Sawasaki Festival

An autumn festival in Sawasaki featuring an Ojishi parade

Sawasaki is a village located on the westernmost tip of Sado, where the Sawasakihana Lighthouse is situated. With taraibune tub boats beached side by side, the village induces a characteristic atmosphere of the Ogi Coast. The main attraction of the festival is Ojishi (the big lion). Ojishi walks from door to door of the twenty-seven households from early in the afternoon until the evening. A demon called Gotsu also appears around the village, chasing after children.

  • Big Lion
Event site
Sawasaki (Kamiishi Shrine)
422 Sawasaki, Sado, Niigata 952-0621
Contact Information
+81-0259-86-3200(Sado Tourism Assosiation Minami Sado Tourist Information Office)
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sawasaki(Shukunegi Line) 1 minutes on foot from bus stop

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