Noda Village “Koshogatu” Event (First Full Moon Festival) Jan. 5th (Sun) , 2023

  • 2022
  • Appreciation
  • Date

    Jan. 5th (Sun) , 2023

  • Time

    10:00 – 11:30 am (Dontoyaki fire festival, Daikokumai traditional dance, etc.)
    5:30 – 8:00 pm (Namomi Ogre)
    Be mindful that the finishing time is for reference only.

  • Locate

    Morning session- “Sonminhiroba” (Villager Plaza at Noda Village Office)
    Evening onward – Throughout the village

  • Fee

    Free of charge


“Dontoyaki” fire festival is a purification to burn away New Year’s decorations aiming to pray for the best fortune of the village so diseases and calamities won’t come. At the venue, participants can experience amazake (sweet rice drink), making Mizukidango ornaments, retro-chic games, and Daikokumai traditional dance. At night, “namomi” with ogre masks will visits houses in the village wishing for the health and growth of children.


“Daikokumai” is a traditional dance of “Koshogatu” (first full moon festival) aiming to bring luck in and delight the New Year time with fabulous costume. “Namomis” all put on an ogre mask on their face and scary winnowing basket on their body, but they are actually guardian angels to visit households to bring good health to children. It’s believed that when children cry out loud, evil spirit could be driven away that the entire family will enjoy safety with no illness, no misfortune, and no disasters.


Please contact the Noda Village Future Creation Promotional Division of the event office in advance if you wish to view “Namomi”

Chief organizer- Noda Village Creation Activity Promotional Committee
Support- Noda Village – Sanriku International Arts Committee

Noda Village Future Creation Promotional Division Office



  • Noda Village Daikokumai Dance Society

    “Daikokumai” is a traditional dance to bring luck in. “It is a traditional dance of “Koshogatu” (first full moon festival) performed in 2022’s “Noda Festival” (the biggest event of Noda Village) and the 5th “Sanriku Coast Local Performing Arts Performance” in 2022 for the first time in three years.

  • Noda Village Namomi Preservation Committee

    “Namomi” was a local festival event in the village committee in the past, but it has been organized by the village preservation committee for over 30 years. Nowadays, it’s a traditional folk dance of “Koshogatu” (first full moon festival) commonly regarded as a kind of education to infant at Noda Village. In 2015, it has been staged at the National Theater.

Sanriku International Arts Festival 2022 REVIVE
– An FY 2022 Japan Cultural Expo Project Presented and Co-presented by Japan Arts Council and Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

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 Shinsai Regain, imajimu LLC, Tohoku Cultural Property Video Research Institute, Minna no Shirushi LLC, and Ofunato Disaster Prevention Tourism Alternating Current Center Ofuna Port