Jul 5, 2010

40th Annual Tazawako Matsuri

Tazawako Festival is an annual summer festival held in Shirahama Area.

This event invites the tourist and community to enjoy performances, fireworks, farmers market and food stalls.

Tazawako Matsuri 2010

Among many attractions, Ryujinsai and fireworks are something Tazawako Festival is known for. Ryujinsai (龍神祭) is a dragon-themed festival in which two floats of dragons are carried over from different places in Tazawako area to meet to celebrate the joyful reunion of Tatsuko and Hachiro-Taro.

This is not a tradition but is more carried out as a touristic manner. However, the lively event attracts many people and fun to watch. A designating ceremony of Tatsuko and Hachiro of that year is held.

Another attraction held at night is fireworks. Thousands of vibrant fireworks will be shot from a deck on the lake as well as from a motorboat.

This year’s Tazawako Matsuri features a few other things: Stage performances of local musical bands, Chojin Neiga (超神ネイガー:Akita’s local hero character), Keitora-ichi (軽トラ市:Track-loaded farmers market from Iwate Pref.), and Farmers Markets of local high school students.

40th Annual Tazawako Festival

Date: Saturday 24th, 2010.

Place: Tazawako Event Site (Parking lot in Shirahama Area)


10 a.m. to 20 p.m. Ryujinsai Festival

12 p.m. to 19 p.m. Music Performance

16 p.m. to 17 p.m. Neiga Special Performance

12 p.m. to 21 p.m. Food Stalls

20 p.m. to 21 p.m. Firework Festival


lina said...

This sure looks fun!

I wish I can attend!

Tazawako Tourism Association said...

Yes, it will be fun :) It's an annual event, so maybe someday you can come back for this one!