Events

August 2016 Events

Compiled by Mel Tee

The biggest and most famous summer festivals in Aomori are this month! If you get the chance, check out some of the other famous Tohoku summer festivals as well!

Our top picks are listed in bold Everything is worth checking out, so nothing has been listed in bold this time around! (Links lead to English sites where possible). Links/information may be added and/or updated periodically, so check back every once in a while!

Note: Due to the number of events this month, AJET/Regional Representative (RR)-organized events are listed first and other events are separated by location: Shimokita Area, Tsugaru Area, Nanbu Areas, and Tohoku (Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Yamagata).

August 3 – AJET Festival Gathering Hachinohe Sansha Taisai @ Hachinohe City
August 4 – Hirosaki Neputa Meetup @ Hirosaki City*
(*Contact RRs (Alex & Sabra) for Event Invitation)
August 5 – Aomori City Nebuta Jump @ Aomori City
August 6 – AJET Festival Gathering Goshogawara Tachineputa @ Goshogawara City*
(*Contact RRs (Ashleigh & Nick) for Event Details/Invitation)
August 7 – Aomori Nebuta Block Party @ Aomori City
August 13 – Sanpachi Welcome Chowdown @ Hachinohe City
August 17 – Newbie Scavenger Hunt (Sorry, new ALTs only!) @ Aomori City
August 18 – AoAJET Afterparty (Sorry, new ALTs & RRs only!) @ Aomori City
August 27 – NW Tsugaru Welcome Beach Party @ Hamanasu Park in Ajigawasawa*
(*Contact RRs (Ashleigh & Nick) for Event Details/Invitation)
August 27 – Kamikita Welcome Dinner @ Misawa City

Shimokita Area
August 5 – Mutsu City Fireworks Display @ Mutsu City
August 6-7 – Ominato Nebuta Festival @ Mutsu City
August 13 – Children’s Nebuta @ Sai Village
August 14 – Blue Marine Festival @ Oma Town
August 14 – Yamame (Landlocked Masu Salmon) Catching Festival @ Kawauchi, Mutsu City
August 14-15 – Kawauchi Nebuta Festival @ Mutsu City
August 15 – Sai Village Summer Festival @ Sai Village
August 15-16 – Orito Shrine Festival @ Kazamaura Village
August 15-17 – Wakinosawa Hachiman Shrine Grand Festival @ Mutsu City
August 18-20 – Tanabu Festival @ Mutsu City
August 21 – Shimokita ALT Outdoor Welcome Potluck Party @ Mutsu City*
(*Organized by Amy)
August 27-28- Higashidori Kasamai Festa @ Higashidori Village

Tsugaru Area
July 30-August 5* – Kuroishi Neputa Matsuri @ Kuroishi City
(*Neputa Parade with all floats only on July 30 & August 2)
August 1 – Asamushi Onsen Fireworks Display @ Aomori City
August 1-7 – Hirosaki Neputa @ Hirosaki City
August 1-21 – Tsugaru Kanayama-yaki Pottery Summer Festival @ Goshogawara City
August 2-3 – Fujisaki Summer Festival Neputa Parade @ Fujisaki Town
August 2-3 – Hirakawa Neputa Festival @ Hirakawa Town
August 2-7 – Aomori Nebuta @ Aomori City
August 3 – Goshogawara Fireworks Display @ Goshogawara City
August 4-8 – Goshogawara Tachinebuta @ Goshogawara City
August 4-9 – Arauma Festival @ Imabetsu Town
August 7 – Nagashiko Parade @ Fujisaki Town
August 7 – Tamamatsu Marine Festival @ Yomogita Village
August 9-11 – Itayanagi Apple Lantern Festival & Fireworks Display
August 13-16 – Moya Plateau Summer Festival @ Moya Hills, Aomori City
August 14 – Asamushi Onsen Nebuta Festival @ Aomori City
August 14-15 – Namioka Kitabatake Festival @ Aomori City
August 14-16 – Tsuruta Festival @ Tsuruta Town
August 15-16 – Hiranai Summer Festival @ Hiranai Town
August 15-20 – Kuroishi Yosare @ Kuroishi Town
August 16 – Okawara Hinagashi (literally “Fire Floating”) @ Kuroishi City
August 20 – Tsugaru Fireworks Display @ Fujisaki Town
August 21 – Niji Rock Festival @ Kuroishi City
August 26-28 – Tsugaru Uma-Ichi Horse Festival @ Tsugaru City

Nanbu Area
July 31-August 4 – Hachinohe Sansha Taisai @ Hachinohe City
August 2 – Kagami-Style Kiba Dakyu (Ancient Japanese Polo) @ Chojasan Shinra Shrine, Hachinohe City
August 2-4 – Art Station Towada Beer Garden @ Towada City
August 6 – Gonohe Summer Festival
(Evening fireworks and comedy show with special guests including Atsugiri Jason!)
August 6 – Samba Carnival @ Towada City
August 6-7 – Shuji Terayama Museum Summer Festival @ Misawa City
August 8 – Farm Festa in Tonami @ Misawa City
August 11 – Towada Summer Dance & Miss Yukata Contest @ Towada City
August 16- Inaoi River Lantern Floating @ Towada City
August 11 – Nanbu Summer Festivals @ Nanbu Town
August 14 – Yokohama Town Summer Festival & Fireworks Display @ Yokohama Town
August 14- Towada City Fireworks Display @ Towada City
August 14 – All-Japan University Sumo Tournament @ Towada City
August 15 – All-Japan High School Sumo Tournament @ Towada City
August 16 – Shichinohe Summer Festival @ Shichinohe Town
August 18-21 – Noheji Gion Festival @ Noheji Town
August 18-21 – Misawa Festival @ Misawa City
August 20 – Tohoku Techno Music Festival @ Tohoku Town
August 21 – Hachinohe Fireworks Display @ Tatehana Port, Hachinohe City
August 25-28 – Tohoku Town Fall Festival @ Tohoku Town
August 28 – Misawa Harbor Festival @ Misawa City

Tohoku Summer Festivals
August 1-4 – Morioka Sansa Odori (Dance) @ Morioka City, Iwate
August 3-6 – Akita Kanto (Lantern) Festival @ Akita City
August 5-6 – Fukushima Waraji (Straw Sandal) Festival @ Fukushima City
August 5-7 – Yamagata Hanagasa (Flower Hat) Festival @ Yamagata City
August 6-8 – Sendai Tanabata Festival @ Sendai City, Miyagi
August 27 – Omagari National Fireworks Competition @ Omagari, Daisen City, Akita Koen

Ongoing
May 30-October 10 Inakadate Rice Field Art @ Inakadate Village
July 15-August 28 – “Spirit of the Sword” Special Exhibit @ Kyodokan, Aomori City
July 22-August 18 – Owani Onsen Summer Festival @ Owani Town
August 1-September 30 – Inaugural Hachinohe Relay Marathon Registration @ Online*
(*Marathon will be November 13 @ Higashi Undou Kouen (East Sports Park), Hachinohe City)

On the Horizony
Fall Festivals Galore!
September 3 – Shimokita Welcome Noms @ TBD (Organized by RRs)

Did we forget an event? Write the wrong day? Need help translating event info into English?
E-mail us at GoodMorningAomori@gmail.com

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