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Kenji Festival (Hanamaki City)

September 21st is the day of the poet, fairy tale writer, scientist and also an agricultural practitioner, Kenji Miyazawa. Kenji Miyazawa's works and achievements still have a great influence on many people mentally. People from all over the country who still think about such Kenji Miyazawa gather from the evening on the square in front of the poem monument of “Ammimmokez ...” and Kenji's poetry recitation and the children's play of Kenji's work by Kenji Children's Association will be staged.
In addition, deer dance that Kenji particularly loved, and local performing arts in Iwate Prefecture such as Oni Ken Dance will also be shown. These are staged in a bonfire and can be viewed more fantastically. Around this bonfire, Kenji's memoirs and debates continue until the dawn every time.

Murone Shrine Special Festival (Ichineki City)

Muronesan has become a fisherman's goal on the Sanriku coast because it can be seen well off the coast of Sanriku, and Murone Shrine has gathered its faith as a god of maritime safety and large fishing prayers. The Murone Shrine Special Grand Festival is said to have continued since it was solicited by the Murone Shrine about two hundred and thirty years ago.
The festival takes place once every four years, in September of the year following the leap year. In the middle of the night, at the same time from the main shrine and Shingu of the Muroneyama Shrine, the first temple of Muroneyama, the Shinto shrine departs, and it descends as if competing for a dark approach. It is said that it is a heroic feast that competes in the front row until it is placed in the 8 meter high gated temple, which has been received by the town hall, along with the Soma Noma chasing and the Shiogama festival.

Autumn Fujiwara Festival (Hiraizumi Town)

The autumn Fujiwara Festival is held for three days in the early 11th, following the Motsuji Temple Festival in September and the Chuson-ji Temple Kiku Festival in October-November.
It is not as flashy as the Fujiwara Matsuri in spring, but you can enjoy the glittering child procession in the autumnal season of chrysanthemum, the long-year dance that makes you feel the history of the ancient capital Hiraizumi, and take a walk slowly in Chusonji approach to the chrysanthemum doll Thing.

Demon sword dance (Kitakami city)

“Oki-ken-mai”, which is transmitted around Kitakami city, is one of the nembutsu-ken-bu dances, but it is called “Oki-ken-mai” from a place that dances with a demonic face (incarnation of the Buddha). The face of the four-color demon that is the incarnation of Buddha is put on the back hip and dances in a bold manner with a large mouth and a sword.
There are 18 types of programs, including acrobatic programs. It is said that the beginning was the theory that the goers of the training danced in order to spread the Nembutsu during the Great Treasure year, and that it was conveyed from the direction of Haguroyama to the Waga region around the 9th century.

Nude visit (Morioka City)

It is an event that has been conveyed to Morioka city since the Shosei period. A man of a year of evil prays for a yearly safety crisis and will do evil. In the coldest evening, when it gets dark, young people who have cleaned themselves in the bath hang their “Shinme” on their backs, drop “Kandai Waru” on their hips, throw them in their bales, bare feet and pepper in the mouth. I will visit the shrine slowly according to the sound of the bell and the paper I put.
It is also held at Morioka Hachimangu Shrine, Sakurayama Shrine and Gyojyaji.

Motsu-ji Temple Jyogo-do 20th Night Festival (the dance of the year) (Hiraizumi-cho)

At Motsu-ji, where the honors of the three generations of Fujiwara are to be left now, what has been said to be continuous from the Heian period to the present day is the night of the 20th night festival held on the 20th of January, It is a dance of the long years to be dedicated to
The performances of “Taku Raku”, “Old Woman”, “Waka Woman”, etc. can be danced just like the Heian period, according to the relaxed Gagaku search. After that, a Sumin festival is held outside, and naked men fight for Sumin bags and pieces. The long-year dance is designated as an important intangible folk cultural asset of the country.

Ladder tiger dance (Rikuzentakata City)

A tiger dance that spreads widely in the coastal southern region of Iwate Prefecture. It is a heroic dance dancing to a tiger and dancing to a tiger in pairs. Above all, Rikuzentakata's ladder tiger dance is a magnificent and dangerous dance dancing on a ladder that extends over 5 meters in height, representing the spirit of a beach man.

Rikuchu Kaigan Forest Festival (Miyako City, Yamadacho, Noda Village)

Autumn in Iwate is the season of salmon. In the Iwate coast facing the Pacific Ocean, whales come and go. The event of going into the water and using the fort is the fort festival of Rikuchu coast. The trick is to aim at a female filled with belly. The joy of catching a big whale is exceptional.
Iwaizumi-cho at the beginning of November starting with the Tata Festival at the end of October, Midori-no-Taki & Abalone Festival in Miyako-shi, Yamada-cho in December, Noda village, January in Tsugaruishikawa in Miyako-shi and each municipality The festival is held.

Hayajichi Kagura (Hanamaki City)

The word Kagura is said to have come from Kamakura (Kamkra Kanza, the place where the gods come down to the ground, where they can hold themselves).
Hayajichi Kagura, which has been handed down at the base of Hanaike Mine in Hayaike, is also called Yamabushi Kagura, and it has been designated as an important intangible folk cultural asset of the country in 1959. Kagura is dedicated to a dance hall called “Dengaku-don” in Otsuknai village.

Iwate Snow Festival (Shizukuishicho)

The Iwate Snow Festival is held at the beginning of February each year at Koiwai Farm's Makibaen. Passing through the large snow gate, it looks like a true fairy tale country.
There are also various snow and ice statues, large snow slides and mazes. There are a variety of ways to enjoy it, taking pictures of anime characters and taking pictures of Genghis Khan in Kamakura. The night being lit up is even more fantastic. There are also various events and fireworks on the snow stage during the period.