Takada Kanko Bon Odori Taikai (Kusaji Odori) 高田観光盆踊り大会（草地おどり） Oita (Aug.)
Kusaji Odori spread among the ordinary people over 300 years ago. Today, 18 young dancers diligently practice the dance. A big moment for the dancers is the Takada Kanko Bon Odori Taikai, which is held once a year. They thrill the crowd when they appear at the finale which closes the matsuri, with a quick change between the women dressed in yukata performing a gentle dance, and the men in happi coats performing a lively dance. (It is a designated intangible folk cultural property of the prefecture.)
Chuo Koen Event Square, Kanaya-machi, Bungotakada City, Oita
From Usa station on JR Nippo Main line take a Daiko Hokubu Bus bound for Bungotakada and get off after approx. 15 min. at Bungotakada Bus Terminal bus stop. Approx. 3 min. walk.
Approx. 25 min. along National Route 10 then National Route 213 from the Usa interchange of the Higashikyushu Expressway.