Events & Festivals in 2018

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Event schedules are subject to change at discretion of event organizers. Other events may be scheduled during 2018.  For more information, Contact Sado Tourist Information Office at 0259-27-5000  or write e-mail to: info@visitsado.com

a) Location
b) Attractions

August
5 Akadomari Minato Matsuri Festival
7 - 8 Ryotsu Tanabata Matsuri Festival
11 Sado-no-bon Festival  
17, 18, 19 Earth Celebration 2018 
25-26 Anju-tenjin Matsuri Festival  
25-26 Ogi Minato Matsuri Festival   
September
2 Sado International Triathlon
9 Kuji-hachiman Shrine Reisai
16  New! Koiccha Matsuri Food Stall Event
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Akadomari Minato Matsuri Festival (Aug. 5)

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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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Ryotsu Tanabata Matsuri Festival (Aug 7 - 8)
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a) Ryotsu Area
b) Marching with decorated floats, Onidaiko performances, and SadoOs biggest fireworks display on August 8.     Video Clip1   Video Clip2  Video Clip3


Shishigajo Matsuri Festival (Aug. 11) 
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a) Sawata Beach
b) Various activities and onidaiko performance.  Fireworks display at the end of the event at the beach.  Video Clip1   Video Clip2 


Earth Celebration 2018  (Aug 17, 18, 19)
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a) Ogi Area
b) Internationally renowned Kodo drumming group's annual event featuring fringe events, workshops, food stalls, markets and other attractions. For more information: EC News 

E-mail:  ec-info@kodo.or.jp     Video Clip in Ogi in the evening

Sayonara Sendoff  (held on the following Monday of the EC event)
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Anju-tenjin Matsuri Festival (Aug 25-26) 
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a) Hatano
b) Onidaiko, shouldering mikoshi, (a portable shrine), and more.   Video Clip


Ogi Minato Festival (Aug 25-26) 
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a) Ogi Port
b) Fireworks display for the 25th and other local rituals and traditions. 
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Sado International Triathlon (Sep 2) 
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a) Sawata Beach and throughout the Sado Island
b) The 30th International long & short triathlon race.  Official Site
   E-mail: trisado@scsf.jp 
Phone: 0259-52-3800       Video Clip



Kuji-hachiman Shrine Reisai (Sep 9)  
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a) Kuji-hachiman Shrine
b) Dance performance presentations centered on local agrarian rituals.  Video Clip


Koiccha Matsuri Food Stall Event (Sep 16)  
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a) Aikawa Bus Terminal Building
b) Varieties of food stalls and other performance events (10:00 am to 4:00pm)