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Hachinohe Sansha Taisai

1-1-1, Uchimaru, Hachinohe 031-8686, Aomori Prefecture
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Amazing festival

This August we visited 7 festivals in Tohoku in 9 days: Hachinohe, Morioka, Akita, Hirosaki... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Simone R
Melbourne, Australia
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The summer festival of Hachinohe Sansha Taisai is historic to its prefecture, having been celebrated for over two-hundred years. The festival is characterised by a parade of large, intricate floats with images from myth and history. These floats are unique, in that along with being massive constructions, they are also mechanised: with floating dolls, moving parts and even valves that release smoke. Over 25 floats are accompanied by dancers performing traditional renditions of the lion, tiger and bamboo leaf dances, along with flute and drum music. The festival takes place 31st July – 4th August.
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9 Sep 2017
“Amazing festival”
1-1-1, Uchimaru, Hachinohe 031-8686, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This August we visited 7 festivals in Tohoku in 9 days: Hachinohe, Morioka, Akita, Hirosaki, Goshogawara, Aomori and Sendai. Of all of those this was one of my favourites. The floats are huge, and so incredibly detailed, there's so much to take in. Add the...More

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