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, but it is the facetiousness and smidgen of the erotic in the dancing that one can’t help but laugh at.
|Event Dates||First Saturday in August|
|Event Details||This fiscal year, the event will be held on a smaller scale, without the zenya (night-before) festival.
*Please see the official website for details.
|Location (venue)||Akugare Square in front of Hyugashi Station|
|Address||1 Uemachi, Hyuga-shi, Miyazaki|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.