Tokuwa Festival

Energetic Ondeko (demon drumming) performed by the Aso-gumi group

Tokuwa Festival features Aso-gumi's Ondeko, performed with naginata (a blade weapon attached to a wooden pole), and Ojishi (the big lion), parading through the streets from door to door. The Ondeko group and Ojishi get together at the shrine when the portable shrine returns in the evening. One of the highlights is the neriage, the ascension of the steep stone stairs, at Okura Shrine. As many festival-goers watch, the Ojishi steadily goes up the stairs, and once it reaches the top, darkness completely envelopes the area.

開催日 2019年9月15日
時間 6:00~22:00頃
開催地 Tokuwa (Okura Shrine)
住所 〒952-0706 新潟県佐渡市徳和518
お問合せ 0259-86-3200(Sado Tourism Association Minami Sado Tourist Information Office)
料金 無料
交通案内 小木港から車で約35分
最寄りのバス停 東光寺前(赤泊線)から徒歩20分