Festivals of Japan

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

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival - Miyazaki

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.
Official site http://www.hyottoko.jp/
Location (venue) Akugare Square in front of Hyugashi Station
Address 1 Uemachi, Hyuga-shi, Miyazaki
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Region Kyushu
Category Dance, Traditional performing arts

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

update: May.23.2023

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