Fudai Festival September 9 (Fri.) – October 1 (Sun.), 2023

  • 2023
  • Sightseeing Tours
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  • Date


  • Time

    9.29(Fri)|15:00~ Opening ceremony
          15:30~Dashi (float) and mikoshi (portable shrine) procession
    9.30(Sat)|12:00~Gourmet festival and local traditional performing arts stage (in front of Fudai Station)
           20:00~Fireworks display (in front of Fudai Station)
    10.1(Sun)|14:00~Dashi (float) and mikoshi (portable shrine)  Return

  • Locate

    Central Fudai Village

  • Fee


A festival featuring a parade with magnificent and extravagant Furyu-dashi floats unique to the northern region of Iwate Prefecture.


Elaborate floats handcrafted by the Kamigumi team and Shimogumi team will parade through the Village center. (First and last days)
On the middle day, there will be local traditional performing arts presentations, premium stage shows, and a fun lottery draw with luxurious prizes at a special venue in front of the station, as well as a fireworks display.

Unotori kagura
Fudai Araiso Daiko


time schedul note
By train
09:08 TokyoーHachinohe(12:01) Tohokushinkansen HAYABUSA11
12:24 HachinoheーKuji(14:09)  JR Hachinohe line
14:15 KujiーFudai(14:53)  Sanriku Railway

Click here for more informationhttps://www.vill.fudai.iwate.jp/kanko/access/index.html

Travel information

Resthouse Ushio

Located on a hillside along National Highway No. 45. The Pacific Ocean stretches out to the east of the building, allowing you to enjoy your meal with a view of Fudai’s blue sea. Iso Ramen is a popular menu item that offers a gentle flavor with ingredients such as scallops, mussels, and locally sourced wakame seaweed. From spring to around Obon (mid-August), the nama uni-don (rice bowl) featuring fresh sea urchin from northern Sanriku is a favorite, with many repeat customers. 


104-13 Shirai 19, Fudai Village

Open|11:00~14:00(last order)

Closed | Irregularly


This shrine enshrines deities for abundant fishing, maritime safety, and matchmaking. It is said that Minamotono Yoshitsune, while heading to the Ezo Area (current Hokkaido), spotted a golden u (cormorant) in this area. After praying for maritime safety and long-lasting good fortune in battle for seven days and nights, he received divine guidance and enshrined Unetori Daimyojin. The annual festival takes place on April 8th of the lunar calendar, in which many people involved in the fishing industry along the Sanriku coast visit the main shrine at the summit of Mt. Unetori, and the traditional Unotori Kagura is performed in front of the worship hall.

Home to Unedori Shrine in Tono City, famous as a spiritual spot for romantic success. The custom of matchmaking that has been passed down here in which men use their left hand and women use their right hand to tie together the branches of pine trees on the shrine grounds is believed to fulfill one’s wishes. The shrine is also known for its unique “Daidaikichi” omikuji (fortune-telling paper strips), which are quite rare nationwide.



Inquiries: Fudai Village Tourism Association
13-2 Doya 9, Fudai Village


Click here for more information https://www.vill.fudai.iwate.jp/kanko/



Unotori Kagura Preservation Society
fudai Araiso Daiko nokai


  • Unotori Kagura Preservation Society

    The Unotori Kagura is a typical yamabushi (mountain hermit) kagura. It worships shishigashira into which the spirit from Unotori Shrine in Torii, Fudai village entered. It tours villages to pray for a rich haul, a bountiful crop and safety of family from January to March every year. The tour proceeds in Iwate, northbound to Kuji city and southbound to Kamaishi city in alternating years. Local residents host the kagura intimately calling “Unotori sama.” Since this form of the tour is unique and it maintains rare customs, Unotori Kagura is designated as the Intangible Folk Cultural Property by the state in 2015.


Fudai Festival Executive Committee

Sanriku International Arts Festival 2023

Organized by|Sanriku International Arts Committee, Japan Arts Council, and Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Co-organized by|Hachinohe City, Hashikami Town, Hirono Town, Kuji City, Noda Village, Fudai Village, Tanohata Village, Iwaizumi Town, Miyako City, Yamada Town, Otsuchi Town, Kamaishi City, Ofunato City, Rikuzentakata City, Sumita Town, Sanriku Railway Co., Ltd., Japan Folk Performing Arts Association, NPO Iwate Arts Support Center, and NPO Japan Contemporary Dance Network

Cooperated by|NPO Michinoku Trail Club, imajimu LLC, Tohoku Cultural Property Video Research Institute, Minna no Shirushi LLC