Kakunodate Festival and Parade

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角館まつりのやま行事

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Wait for God, pray for God
Kami is Japanese translation for God, however, not the same. Kami are the spirits or phenomena that are worshiped in the religion of Shinto. Since Shintoism is polytheism, people believe that there are many different Kami, like Kami of water, or Kami of an abundant harvest. The festival in kakunodate is a traditional and simple festival to wait for Kami and pray for their peaceful daily life. Today, many festivals became a dead letter that people forget actual worship and appreciation toward Kami. Kakunodate festival is one of a few festival, still remembering the origin of Matsuri. It is also a time to show the powerfulness of youth in the community. There are dancing, the performance of festival music, for called Hikiyama. These have grown and preserved by ordinary people in the community for a long time. Many of music in a parade come from Akita traditional folk song.

Event date
7th-9th September every year
Sponsorship
Kakunodate festival executive committee
Venue
Kakunodate town
The number of bleachers
None
Corresponding at the time of bad weather
Not affected by weather condition
URL
http://www.city.semboku.akita.jp/sightseeing/spot/07_kakumatsuri.html
Mail
info@con-akita.com
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