Kuramitsu-machi, Matto CityEvery year at this time, there is a taiko (Japanese drum) concert in Matto City. This year's theme is "Festival". The organizing committee wishes to recreate the essence of a festival with moments of magical charm and joy. Master taiko performers who share the same vision will attend the event.
Udetsu, Noto-machi $BG=EPD.1'=PDE(B
A lively festival involving over 50 tall lanterns paraded around a bonfire into which a mikoshi portable shrine) is thrown.
Competitors from all over the national gather for this competition and demonstrate their skill in compet ition.
Matsunami-machi Uchiura-machi, Suzu $B
Kiriko decorated with figurines are paraded through the town. Young people accompany the procession with bells, flutes, drums, etc.
Nanao east district $B<7Hx;T39ElCO6h(B
This festival features 20 kiriko lanterns from various districts, which all come together at a shrine at 11pm for an exciting finale (10 min. from Nanao).
Koiji Beach, Suzu $B
Featuring Shiramine's traditional "Kanko" dancing and folk songs, this festival celebrates the village's rich cultural heritage.
Anamizu Harbor $B7j?e9A(B
In remembrance of Hasabe Shinren, the lord of Anamizu Castle. Folkdancing, a parade with homemade mikoshi, floating lanterns and bonfires.
Nanao Port (Fisherman's Wharf) $B<7Hx9A<~JU(B
There will be a marine parade of fishing boats near the harbor, a 2,600 person "Minato-Yoisa" dance procession, fireworks, sumo, and many other events.
Iida-machi, Suzu-shi $B
Horimatsu, Shika-machi $B;V2lD.;zKY>>(B
n Held at Sumiyoshi Shrine on the evening of the 23rd, this festival features hauling a giant net in supplication for abundant catches.
A festival to celebrate the yearly "date" on the water of a god and a goddess. Floating lanterns, mikoshi, and flaming lotus leaves.
Goda, Notojima-machi $BG=EPEgD.8~ED(B
An exciting festival featuring a huge 30 meter tall torch. Also drums, dancing, etc.
Nabune-machi, Wajima $BNXEg;TL>A%D.(B
Involves going out to a shrine on the sea to welcome the god on the 31st. Also features a performance by the well-known Gojinjo Daiko on the beach.