Mushiroba Festival

Ondeko of Mushiroba featuring three patterns of dance

Mushiroba Festival is hosted by Hakusan Shrine, and banners set along the sea billow in the sea breeze. The main attraction includes three different patterns of Maehama-style Ondeko (demon drumming) performed by three groups. Children with red paint on their cheeks also join the performance and dance in turn with adult demons. After the ritual performances at the shrine in the morning, groups of Ondeko go from door to door playing the taiko drum. Ojishi (the big lion) also parades through the neighbourhood.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Big Lion
Starting time
7:00 am – around 10:00 pm
Event site
Mushiroba (Hakusan Shrine)
1004 Mushiroba, Sado, Niigata 952-0704
Contact Information
+81-0259-86-3200(Sado Tourism Association Minami Sado Tourist Information Office)
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Honryujimae(Maehama Line) 1 minutes on foot from bus stop

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