Miyako Folk Performing Arts Festival

  • 2021
  • Appreciation
  • Date

    Sunday, March 6, 2022

  • Time

    1:30 PM

  • Locate

    Miyako Civic Cultural Hall, Main Hall

– Summary –

The Miyako Folk Performing Arts Festival is Miyako City’s signature folk performing arts festival and will be held for the 13th time this year. Miyako City is home to 30 folk performing arts, including “Kuromori Kagura,” a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset, each with its own unique characteristics and charm. We present a selection of the best of these folk arts. Miyako City, one of the largest cities in Iwate Prefecture, is home to a wide variety of folk performing arts that have been handed down in the Kawai, Niisato, Taro, and Miyako areas. Kagura, Sansa dance, Shishi-Odori, Kenbai (Sword Dance), and Nanatsu-mono (Seven Tools) have different dance styles and costumes between the Kitakami mountain range and the coastal areas. Please enjoy the breadth of these folk performing arts.


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