Shirakaba Shirakaba Bullfighting Tournament

Kuji City

Northern Iwate

Late August 2024

Yamagata Town (formerly Yamagata Village) in Kuji City, which has long been a production area for Japanese Shorthorn Beef, hosts the only bullfighting tournament in Tohoku. Bullfighting in Kuji City dates back to the days of the Salt Road (a road where salt burned on the coast was carried on the backs of bulls over the Kitakami Mountains to the Morioka area). Bullfighting is said to have originated from the butt of the bulls to decide which bull would stand at the head of the Salt Road, and today it is held in Hiraniwa Kogen, Kuji City in the spring, summer, and fall. Please take a look at the powerful corner thrust.

Kuji City Yamagata Town Hiraniwa Kogen Bullring
Late August 2024 11:00-13:30
Iwate Hiraniwa Kogen Bullfighting Association Secretariat (inside Kuji City Yamagata General Branch Industrial Construction Division)
Phone number 0194-72-2111FAX number 0194-72-2848
Admission fee
[On the day] 1,200 yen (free for junior high school students and under)
[Advance sale] 1,000 yen *Advance tickets can be reserved by phone.

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