Onikoshi Sozen Shrine

Takizawa City

Central Iwate

In 1597, a horse in Sawauchi village became unruly while playing in the field, ran all the way to Takizawa, and died. The villagers buried him with care and built a shrine. This is said to be the beginning of Sozen Shrine, and since then, people have taken time off from work to decorate their horses and worship at this shrine on May 5th, Boy's Festival. This is the birthplace of Chagu Chagu Umako, which has been held on June 15 of the new calendar since 1968, and on the second Saturday of June since 2001.

〒020-0659 Ukai Sotakubo, Takizawa City, Iwate Prefecture
Takizawa City Tourism and Products Division
Phone number 019-684-2111
FAX number 019-684-5479

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