August in Otowara sees the popular Yoichi Matsuri, the festival for our local hero Yoichi kun. Based on the local hero Nasu no Yoichi and his exploits in demoralizing the enemy by firing a single arrow while riding a horse in the water; he hit a red dot on a fan in an enemy boat, thus giving his side the mental advantage and winning the battle for the Minamoto clan for control of Japan in the Genpei war (1180-1185).
Yoichi Matsuri, Otawara, Tochigi
Dancing, eating and drinking in downtown Otawara
Yoichi Matsuri (与一まつり)
August 3rd - August 4th 2019
Time: 15:00 - 21:30
Otawara, Tochigi, Japan