Kiriko Matsuri (Kiriko Festival), Ishikawa
The festivals are held somewhere every week in Noto area, Ishikawa from July to September every year. It is full of charm as the festival of big scale Kiriko, the festival of beautiful Kiriko, and the mischievous festivals.
The festivals of Noto have each features and originality, as it may be said that there is not the same contents, so even if you see various festivals of Noto, you may not get tired.
The fire and fireworks are important elements of the festival of Noto like a boisterous dance and Mikoshi (portable shrine) with pouring sparks in the Abare-Matsuri (the Violently Festival), the Houryu-Tanabata Kiriko Festival being launched fireworks. There are some festivals like scrambling for an amulet being attached to the top of the ignited Hashira-Taimatsu (pine torch).
In the Saikai Festival, women wore an apron on the yukata with red koshimaki (a Japanese petticoat) and continue dancing boisterously in the precincts of the Shinto shrine for nearly one hour. This dynamism is first-rate of the festival of Noto.
The three of Noto festival, that is the Abare-Matsuri (the Violently Festival) of Noto-cho, the Saikai festival of Shika-machi and the Houryu-Tanabata Kiriko Festiva of Suzu-shi, is unmissable. In April, 2015, “the Kiriko Festival of Noto” was registered as the first of “the Inheritance of Japan”.
|Name:||Kiriko Matsuri (Kiriko Festival)|
Ushitsushin 197 Hosugun Notocho, Ishikawa 927-0432 Japan
Saikaikazanashi Hakuigun Shikamachi, Ishikawa 925-0571 Japan
Horyumachiukai 3-82 Suzu, Ishikawa 927-1222 Japan
Noto Tetsudo Nanao-sen Line “Anamizu-eki Station” (45 minutes by car)
Noto Tetsudo Nanao-sen Line “Noto-Nakajima-eki Station” (35 minutes by car)
Noto Tetsudo Nanao-sen Line “Anamizu-eki Station” (60 minutes by car)
|Tel:||(+81)76-225-1542 (Ishikawa Tourism Office)|