Hachinohe Enburi 八戸えんぶり Aomori (Feb.)
Hachinohe Enburi is a matsuri with folk performances which herald the arrival of spring in the Hachinohe region, and is held to pray for a good harvest. The performance of the tayu (dancers) wearing multi-colored headwear is called Suru. Every year, around 30 Enburi groups make offerings at Chojasan Shinra Shrine in Hachinohe City, and then perform the dance together. Their dance is like the rhythm of spring, echoing across the still cold northern regions.
Chojasan Shinra Jinja - Hachinohe Shicho Mae Hiroba - Kojokaku, Hachinohe City, Aomori
Go to Honhachinohe station on the JR Hachinohe line. Approx. 5 min. walk.
Approx. 15 min. from the Hachinohe interchange of the Hachinohe Expressway.
Approx. 50 min. by Hachinohe shuttle bus from Misawa Airport.