Kuji Hachimangu Shrine Annual Grand Festival

A plethora of ritual performing arts dating from ancient times

Kuji Hachimangu Shrine Annual Grand Festival is presented by three villages. Among the performances dedicated are: to-to (sword dance) of the Nozaki village, and Hanagasa Odori (the flower hat dance) of the Jonokoshi village, which is a Niigata Prefecture Important Cultural Asset. The Ondeko (demon drumming) group from Shimokuji village travels from door to door starting early in the morning, and dedicates a performance to the shrine along the way. This traditional festival also features a portable shrine parade, Yabusame (horseback archery), and a musical procession of children.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Hanagasa Odori (flower hat dance)
  • Yabusame (horseback archery)
  • To-To (sword dance)
Event site
Kuji Hachimangu Shrine in Shimokuji
780 Shimokuji, Sado, Niigata 952-3424
Contact Information
+81-0259-27-5000(Sado Tourism Assosiation)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Kawasaki Gakkoumae(Higashikaigansen Line) 15 minutes on foot from bus stop

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