Snow Festival in Yokote (Kamakura snow house)

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About

“Kamakura” is traditional night festival of new year which is held on Feburary 15th and 16th every year. It has 450 years of history and it is well known all over Japan.
This is a combination of Fire festival and Water festival.
“Kamakura” house is 3.5/3 meters size. A little special space for god is designated inside the house, and Water god is enshrined there. In side the house, children welcome visitors drinking sweet Sake, and baking rice cake. Kamakura is snow country tradition enriched by people of Yokote passed on from generation to generation.

Event date
Feburary 15 th~16th every year
Sponsorship
Yokote city Tourism association
Venue
Park in front of Yokote city government main building
Address
Inside Yokote city Chuo-Cho
Number of car spaces
700 cars
Parking Fee
Free
Corresponding at the time of bad weather
Not affected by weather condition
URL
http://www.yokotekamakura.com/
Mail
Contact with Concierge, Akita
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