Nishimonai Bon Dancing festival

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August 16th is the day for seeing off the spirits of our ancestors. On this day, the sound of Taiko drums roars in Nishimonai of Ugo town. Well dressed kids perform Bon dancing on the main street to celebrate the opening of the 3-day-long Bon dancing festival.
This festival started about 700 years ago. Since first performed in Tokyo in 1935, the unique style of dancing had been established. In 1981, it was recorded as Japan’s important intangible folk-cultural property.
In the hope of rich harvest, people dance with ancestors spirits. The majestic dancing and singing, and the fantastic dress of dancers are worth watching.

Event date
August 16th - 18th
Sponsorship
Nishimonaino Bon Dnacing Festival Executive Committee
Venue
Ugo town Nishimonai Aza Honcho street
Address
Ugo town Nishimonai Aza Honcho
The number of bleachers
About 600 seats
Bleachers Rates
2,000 yen
Propriety of bleachers Pre-registration
Partly available
Bleachers in advance How to Apply
Letters
Group discount rate of bleachers
None
Number of car spaces
520 cars
Parking Fee
Standard sized car:1000yen, Micro Bus:7000 yen, Big Bus:12,000yen
Corresponding at the time of bad weather
The place will be changed to Ugo town Gym
URL
http://ugo.main.jp/bonodori/
Mail
Contact with Concierge, Akita
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