Obuse Shrine Annual Grand Festival

A festival featuring spirited Ojishi (the big lion)

This is a festival presented by Obuse Shrine, which was reputedly established by the manor lord of Nishimikawa, Honma Yamashiro Nyudo in the Muromachi Period (1392-1573). Two Ojishi (big lion) appear in the precinct of the shrine in the morning accompanied by the resonance of a conch shell. The lions move by shaking their bodies to the left and right in a unique, stylised manner. On the day of the festival, the Ojishi, a portable shrine, and Tengu (a legendary, supernatural creature) parade around an expansive area of twelve villages along the sea.

  • Big Lion
Event site
Obuse Shrine in Mano
1070-1 Nishimikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-0434
Contact Information
+81-0259-58-2087(Obuse Shrine)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Kuratani(Ogi Line) 25 minutes on foot from bus stop

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