Events & Festivals in 2017

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Event schedules are subject to change at discretion of event organizers. Other events may be scheduled during 2017.  For more information, Contact Sado Tourist Information Office at 0259-27-5000  or write e-mail to:

a) Location
b) Attractions


3-4 Yoi-no-mai Dance Parade  
11 Sado Kanzo (yellow-day-lilies)  Matsuri Festival 
15 Hamochi Matsuri Festival
15-16 Ryotsu Matsuri Festival
18 Sado Ogi Tarai bune & Sazae Matsuri Festival 

Kozan Matsuri Festival featuring Kodo

30 Hakusan-maru Matsuri Festiaval 
Event Date Changed to Aug. 6  Akadomari Minato Matsuri Festival

Yoi-no-mai Dance Parade (June 3-4)
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a) Kyomachi (Aikawa area)
b) Folkdance parades in Kyomachi Street where old vestiges remain.   
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Sado Kanzo (yellow-day-lilies) Matsuri Festival 
(June 11)
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a) Ono-game
b) Onidaiko, folksongs, Karaoke competitions and other festive attractions held on a background of allies of yellow-day-lilies. Also see Scenic SpotsVideo Clip

Hamochi Matsuri Festival (June 15)
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a) Sugawara Shrine, Kusakari Shirne and the Hamochi vicinity. 
b) Tsuburo-sashi, large-lion-costume dances, onidaiko and more. Noh play is presented at the Kusakari Shrine in the evening.   Video Clip1   Video Clip2  Also See Noh Theater.

Ryotsu Matsuri Fstival (June 15-16)
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a) Ryotsu Shopping Arcades
b) Tug-of-war competition, Onidaiko and Mikoshi (a portable shrine).  
All events are held in the evening.
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Sado Ogi Tarai-bune & Sazae Matsuri Festival (June 18)
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a) Ogi Minato Koen Open Space
b) Tarai-bune wooden tub boat racing and other local entertainment performances and attractions.
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Kozan Matsuri Festival (July 22-23)
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a) Aikawa Area
b) Parades, floats and other attractions.

Hakusan-maru Matsuri (July 30)
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a) Sado-koku Ogi Folklore Museum
b) Rebuild sailing ship display and other local traditional performance. Zen-ya-sai pre-event in the evening of 29th features multiple attractions.             
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.   Also see Cultural and Historic Interests.   

Akadomari Minato Matsuri Festival
Event Date Changed to Aug. 6 

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a) Akadomari Port
b) Sumo tournament on a floating arena, cardboard boat racing, and other unique attractions. Walk-in participation welcome, both men and women.
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