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Kokusekiji Sominsai in Oshuu

Kokusekiji Sominsai in Oshuu

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A winter water purification ceremony, participants strip down to only a loin cloth. Next they face several challenges to show bravery..

Iwate, Kokusekiji Temple Jan 31st - Feb 1st 1 Free
Iwate Snow Festival

Iwate Snow Festival

Japan Travel

The Iwate Snow Festival is held at the Makiba area in Koiwai Farm every February, and known as one of Tohoku's 5 Great Snow..

Iwate, Around Mt Iwate Feb 2nd - Feb 11th 2 Free
Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

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An annual rubber race down the Kitakami River in Morioka. You can enter as a competitor or simply as a slow cruise down the river..

Iwate, Kitakami River Tuesday - Jul 28th 2 ¥7,000
Morioka's Sansa Odori

Morioka's Sansa Odori

Justin Velgus

The Morioka Sansa Odori is held every year August 1st-4th. In addition to being the world's largest taiko drum gathering, ..

Iwate, Chuodoori street Aug 1st - Aug 4th Free
The Hanamaki Festival

The Hanamaki Festival

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The Hanamaki festival is held on the second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of September each year. It features drum and shamisen playing..

Iwate Sep 13th - Sep 15th 4 Free

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