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, 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.
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, 踊り

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

update: May.16.2022

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