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.

Date Early August every year (tentative)
Official site http://www.hyottoko.jp/
Location (venue) Square in front of Hyugashi Station, Himuka no Mori
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: Aug.9.2018

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