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name Morioka Sansa Odori
Venue Morioka City Chuo-dori
Opening period August 1 to 4
contact information Morioka Sansa Dance Executive Committee
tel: 019-624-5880

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Summary of the festival

Bon dance "Sansa dance" from the Shosei era is unfolded for four days in the main street of the city. Dancers, samurais, drums and drums together make up a group dance of 20,000 people, and Shinto shrines, baton twarers and marching bands also parade and enliven the festival. The yukata figure of 20,000 dancers is also vivid, with 600 chopsticks and 5,000 drums, the largest number in Japan, resounding in the building area. The brave and energetic group dances are powerful according to the powerful rhythm. The audience can also participate freely.

Origin / origin of the festival

It is said that "Sansa Odori" began in the old days when people were delighted to get rid of demons and danced with Sansa and Sansa around Sancishi, within the temple grounds of Mitsuishi Shrine.

Traffic access

About 15 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Morioka IC ・ About 10 minutes on foot from JR Morioka Station