Hachinohe Enburi (Dancing and praying), Hachinohe, Aomori
17th - 20th February, 2017 | Hachinohe, Aomori
Dancing and praying for a rich harvest.A dance expressing farm work to signal the arrival of the northern spring. Dancers called tayu, flute-players, drummers, players sounding bells known as kane and singers form groups of 10-30 members which parade through the city. Every year, over 30 groups including children's groups wearing colorful costumes participate in this event. This is a festival praying for a rich harvest, and in the old days the dancers used to carry farm tools called eburi when performing their dance. Enburi, the name of this festival, is believed to have derived from this eburi.
official website ›› http://www.michinokugodai.com/hachinohe02.html | ›› http://www.city.hachinohe.aomori.jp/kanko/festival/enburi/