|Morioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Hachimangu Saiten)
|Morioka City Morioka Hachimangu Shrine
|Morioka Tourism Association
Summary of the festival
The floats are decorated with heroes and dolls and a lot of artificial flowers, and the wheels of the car that shaped the Genji car make a squeaky sound. There are about 200 young people on each platform, taking southern-specific notes and walking through the city while slamring drums. On the last day, Yabusame is held at Hachimangu.
Origin / origin of the festival
This festival of Morioka guardian deity begins when one castle from each town was celebrated by the completion of 23 castle towns of 200,000 stone in southern part of Hoei 6 years (1709).
About 20 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Morioka IC ・ 20 minutes by bus from JR Morioka Station