Seihakusai 青柏祭 Ishikawa (May)
Seihakusai is Noto’s largest spring matsuri. It is held to pray for bumper crop harvests. The festival floats from three towns are 12 meters in height, 20 tons in weight and have wheels with a diameter of around 2 meters. They are the largest in Japan and are called dekayama, which means "big mountain". The upper parts of the dekayama floats show famous scenes from kabuki plays. They are pulled through the streets using a dynamic turning technique called tsuji-mawashi, which is a sight to behold.
Nanao City, Ishikawa
From JR Kanazawa station take the Thunderbird train approx. 60 min. and alight at Nanao station. An approx. 10 min. walk.
Approx. 15 min. from the Tokuda-Otsu interchange off the Noto Satoyama Kaido. Approx. 10 min. from the Nanao-Joyama interchange off the Noetsu Expressway.