The twisted faces of hyottoko masks, okame women, and foxes dance to the jaunty rhythms of gongs and taiko drums. The festival prays for a rich harvest for the region and business prosperity, and the hilarious dances cause many of the spectators to burst out laughing.
|Event Dates||First Saturday in August|
|Event Details||Zenya (night-before) festival: Friday, August 4; Main festival: Saturday, August 5
*Please see the official website for details.
|Location (venue)||Akugare Square in front of Hyugashi Station|
|Address||1 Uemachi, Hyuga-shi, Miyazaki|
|Category||Dance, Traditional performing arts|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.