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Experience No. 1
AKITA Pref

namahage

So frightening traditional eventAn Annual Festival at Shirataki Shrine is held on August 1st. Men dressed in white parade through the street and enter the waterfall with carrying Mikoshi, a portable shrine. This sacred festival is to wish for huge harvest, good catch of fish, safety of marine transportation and home. It is unique Shinto ritual to bath Mikoshi in the waterfall around Japan. You’ll be strongly moved this fascinating event!

<Access>Tokyo Station → 230min(Tohoku Shinkansen) → Akita Station → 60min(car) → Oga-shi

See more infohttp://www.namahage-oga.akita.jp/english/index.html

Day 1

13:00
Pick-up from Akita Station
14:30
Namahage Museum
・Learn about more Namahage
・See the performance
16:30
Sugoroku village
・Mask making
19:00
Check-in at Japanese inn

Day 2

10:00
Sugoroku village
・Kede(straw capes) making
・Lunch
・Performance experience
14:30
Godzilla Rock
15:30
Shopping at Ogale, roadside rest stop
17:00
Drop-off Akita Station

Fun to see various Namahage’s mask!

Experience1 making your own mask

Receiving lectures from the locals!

Being Namahage and try the sacred event

JPY 80,000

(Inclusion: Transportation fee from Akita Station / Accommodation fee / Meals(dinner, breakfast, lunch) /English-speaking guide / Admission fee for visited sites / Hands-on experiences )

Those who wish to participate, please contact the inquiry form.

Booking

Organizing Secretariat