Sansa Odori Festival (さんさ踊り), Morioka
With more than 10,000 taiko drummers and dancers parading through the streets, the Sansa Odori Festival has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest taiko drum festival in the world. It’s said to have originated when a wicked demon was punished by the god of Mitsuishi Shrine, with the locals rejoicing in response.
Aside from the main parade, you can also see traditional dance performances at venues across the city.
Event dates: August 1-4 2019
The Morioka Sansa Festival
If you are into dancing and drumming, you’d better add the Morioka Sansa Festival to your itinerary …