Hatano Matsuri takes place on the 15th of October every year, and is the annual festival of Kumano Shrine, the tutelary shrine of the Hatano area. Two Ondeko (demon drumming) groups visit each of the households in the area. Since the Hatano district stretches far and wide, and there are about 600 households within the area, Ondeko groups set off surprisingly early: at midnight!! They return to the shrine late at night on the 15th, so they are, literally, drumming door to door from the beginning of the day until the end. During the festival, you can see traditional yabusame and a mikoshi parade, too. The Hatano area is totally enveloped in the atmosphere of an autumn festival.
|時間||Rituals from 10:00/ Yabusame (horseback archery) from 13:00/ Mikoshi (portable shrine) parade from 14:00.|
|開催地||Kumano Shrine and the Hatano area|
|お問合せ||0259-27-5000（Sado Tourism Association Mano Tourist Information Office）|
|備考||Pre-Festival Events: starting from 16:30 on the 14th|