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name Morioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Hachimangu Saiten)
Venue Morioka City Morioka Hachimangu Shrine
Opening period September 14-16
contact information Morioka Tourism Association
tel: 019-621-8800

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).

Traffic access

About 20 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Morioka IC ・ 20 minutes by bus from JR Morioka Station