Akiuotaki Fudoson Reitaisai / Akiu no Taue Odori 秋保大滝不動尊例大祭・秋保の田植踊 Miyagi (Apr.)
Akiu no Taue Odori is a registered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is the generic term for the rice planting dances which are held in the three regions of Baba, Nagafukuro, and Yumoto in Akiu-machi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai City. The Taue Odori is held as a preliminary celebration to pray for an abundant harvest for the year. Young female rice planters dressed in elaborate costumes imitate rice planting in the dance. It can be said to be a representative folk performance art of Miyagi, and each village has its own Taue Odori.
Akiu Otaki Fudoson, Baba Aza Otaki, Akiu-machi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi
From bus stop No. 8 at JR Sendai station West Exit Bus Pool take the Miyagi Kotsu Bus in the direction of Akiu Onsen for approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Get off at Akiu Otaki.
From Sendai-minami interchange on the Tohoku Expressway take National Route 286 and prefectural Route 62 for approx. 35 min. (Around 22 km)
From Sendai-miyagi interchange on the Tohoku Expressway take National Route 48, National Route 457 and prefectural Route 62 for approx. 40 min. (Around 24 km)