Yokote Snow Festival (Bonden)

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横手の雪まつり(ぼんでん)2 (1)

About

Bonden is a sacred stick, the top of which is decorated with round shaped accessories, and is used for offering for a Guardian of Buddism.
Among many Bonden festivals in Akita, Yokote Bonden Snow festival is said to be the best in Akita and it has 300 years of history.
Yokote Bonden consists of 5 meters-tall stick and gorgeous decorations, and it weighs as much as 30 kilograms.  The bonden is offered to a shrine in the hope of Family safety, Business Flourishment, and Rich Harvesing.  Bonden competition is going to be held on Feburary 16th, and on 17th young people start walking towards the Shrine pushing each other, and carry their own Bondens.
Event date
Feburary 16th-17th
Sponsorship
Yokote City Tourism Association
Venue
16th Yokote City Hall Main Building Festival Area 17th Asahi Okayama Shrine
Address
Yokote City Chuo Town and others
The number of bleachers
In Yokote city about 700 cars
Bleachers Rates
free
Parking Fee
Free
Corresponding at the time of bad weather
rain or shine
Mail
info@con-akita.com
Address
Feburary 16th-17th
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