Osako Andon Festival

Hanamaki City

Southern Iwate

August 14th and 16th every year

This festival is said to have started about 200 years ago to mourn those who starved to death during the Great Tenmei Famine. The andon, which is about 5 meters tall, was made by painting shoji paper with wax. Four floats, including ones depicting warriors, are brought out by each group, illuminating the night sky of the town, which is crowded with people returning home. It has been designated as an intangible folk cultural property by Hanamaki City.

028-3203 Osako District, Osako-cho, Hanamaki City
August 14th and 16th every year
Osako Andon Dashi Preservation Society Secretariat (Osako General Branch Regional Promotion Division) Phone number 0198-41-3122
*Please note that the number of parking spaces in the parking lot is limited, so please cooperate by using public transportation.

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