Kawai Local Folk Performing Arts Festival

  • 2021
  • Appreciation
  • Date

    Sunday, October 31, 2021 *This year’s event has been cancelled.

  • Time


  • Locate

    Kawai Elementary School Gymnasium

– Summary –

The Kawai region is a mountain village nestled in the Kitakami mountain range, and the former Kawai Village has been promoting the revitalization of the village through folk performing arts. The Kawai Local Folk Performing Arts Festival has been held 45 times, and some of the best folk performing arts are still found in Kawai today. We hope you will enjoy the fascinating folk performing arts such as Kagura, which is in the same lineage as the UNESCO World Intangible Heritage “Hayachine Kagura,” sword dances from the Morioka area, and lion dances from the Tono area.


FY2021 Japan Cultural Expo Project Presented and Co-presented by Agency for cultural Affairs,Government of Japan,and Japan Arts Council,Sanriku International Arts Committee

Co-organized byHachinohe City, Hashikami Town, Hirono Town, Kuji City, 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, NPO Japan Contemporary Dance Network, Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.
Cooperation fromNPO Shinsai Regain, imajimu LLC, Tohoku Cultural Property Video Research Institute, Minna no Shirushi LLC, NPO Michinoku Trail Club