Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival - Hyogo

The decansho bushi dance, born in the castle town of Sasayama during the Edo period, is a famous folk song festival known throughout Japan. At night, citizens and people from afar join together and dance in multiple circles to the rhythm of dekansho bushi. The fireworks are also wonderful.
On April 24, 2015, the Agency for Cultural Affairs designated “Tamba Sasayama Hometown Memories Passed Down in Folk Songs” a Japan Heritage.

Date Mid-August every year (tentative)
Official site http://dekansho.jp/
Location (venue) Around Sasayama Castle ruins
Address Kitashin-machi, Sasayama-shi, Hyogo
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Region Kinki
Category Dance, Fireworks

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Aug.10.2018

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