Kushihiki Hachimangu Autumn Festival（Hachinohecity）
Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21, 2021
※Only invited organizations and their affiliates are allowed to participate this year.
EVE（Zenyasai）: September 20, starting at 18:00
Annual Festival（Reitaisai）: September 21, starting at 11:00
– Summary –
This festival, the most important festival of Kushibiki Hachimangu, takes place for three days every fall. It offers Shinto ritual martial arts, Kyudo (Japanese archery) tournament, boys sumo matches and literary competition, as well as Engei (Japanese traditional entertainment) and Hounou (dedication) rituals. It attracts many people who seek prayer and purification rituals. During the festival, a Hachinohe local toy horse called Yawata-uma is sold at the shrine. Hachimangu, including Gohonden designated by Japan government as an Important Cultural
Property is itself cultural assets. On September 21, after Annual Festival（Reitaisai） starting at 13:00, horseback archery, a Shinto ritual martial art, will be dedicated to the shrine. Starting at 14:00, Yasawa Daibutsu Kagura, Hachinohehanden Shinto Munen-ryu Iai, Nanbu Teodori and Minyo
(folk music) will be performed on the special event stage.
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