Sanriku Geinoh Festival LINK September,2022-March,2023

  • 2022
  • Hirono
  • Otsuchi
  • Ofunato
  • Date


  • Locate

    Hirono Town, Ofunato City,Otsuchi Town etc...

Join Us on a Journey to Encounter Geinoh

The Sanriku coastal area is a treasure trove for geinoh folk performing arts. It is a rare opportunity to see and experience the local performing arts that have been carefully passed down in the region. The geinoh of the Sanriku region retains  ‘the archetype of the folk performing arts’ that have been practiced to drive away evil spirits and ensure a bountiful harvest. The geinoh, which is closely connected to the lives we used to lead, speaks to our hearts in a simple, sometimes powerful, and yet gentle way. Above all, the geinoh has become a “source of comfort” for the people who have recovered from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Please join us to encounter the wonderful geinoh of Sanriku!

A Journey to Encounter Geinoh (Suggested Route)

The Sanriku International Arts Festival will feature two major events in September, the Sanriku Future Geinoh Festival with the Geinoh Meeting, and the Sanriku Kagaribi Bonfire Festival with the Sanriku Blue Line Project. From October, there will be colorful geinoh festivities in various parts of Sanriku, along with local food and sightseeing programs. We present to you a journey that allows the encounter of stories of the people and towns that are striving for colorful regeneration along with the beautiful nature of Sanriku, such as spectacular cliffs and massive rocks.

*The suggested routes introduced here are not organized tours. Please use them only as a reference for planning your own trip.

A Trip to Encounter Colorful Geinoh Folk Performing Arts (Sanriku Kagaribi Bonfire Festival, Sanriku Blue Line Project) Trip Length: 3 days/2 nights Route: Tokyo to Ichinoseki to Ofunato
Sep .23th (Fri)-25th(Sun),2022


NPO Iwate Arts Support Center
3F Morioka Odori Bldg. 15-7 1-chome Minami Odori, Morioka, Iwat e 020-0874
TEL|+81-70-8550-0521 (direct)
MAIL| k-kikuchi@iwate-arts.jp

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