Kotoura Matsuri

A festival in Kotoura in late autumn, featuring the sounds of the lion dance and folk song tunes.

Kotoura Matsuri is the annual festival of Hakusan Shrine, situated in the Ogi Kotoura area which is famous for its good diving spots.
Two big, red lions parade through the streets from door to door on the 2nd, to drive away evil spirits. On the 3rd, members of the local youth group, clad in yukata (cotton kimono), dance from door to door. This is a rare style of folk dancing called "nagashi."

開催日 2019年11月2、3
時間 The afternoon of the 2nd and all day on the 3rd
開催地 Kotoura Village
住所 〒952-0606 新潟県佐渡市琴浦
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10分
最寄りのバス停 琴浦(宿根木線)から徒歩0分