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.
|Event Dates||Mid-August every year (tentative)|
|Event Details||Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place this year or not.|
|Location (venue)||Around Sasayama Castle ruins|
|Address||Kitashin-machi, Sasayama-shi, Hyogo|
|Category||Dance, Fireworks, 花火, 踊り|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.