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Spring Fujiwara Festival春の藤原まつり


A Fujiwara Festival is held each year in May and November celebrating the Northern Fujiwara clan. The Spring Fujiwara Festival held in May is particularly extravagant; the main event is the Minamoto no Yoshitsune Traveling from the East Parade held on the third day. The parade faithfully recreates the scene of Minamoto no Yoshitsune when he was sheltered by the Northern Fujiwara clan after running to Hiraizumi to escape his older brother Minamoto no Yoritomo. The sight of performers dressed up as Yoshitsune and the warrior-priest Benkei marching from the Motsu-ji Temple to the Chuson-ji Temple is truly a must-see.


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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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