There are still many festivals here in Kanuma
where you can catch a glimpse of Japanese people’s hearts and daily lives.
These festivals are cultural assets which depict our very old lifestyle.
They have been designated as leading festivals among Japan's many festivals.
Please visit Kanuma to see our festivals, and to discover the heart of Japan.
Nakizumo is a mock sumo festival to make babies cry. It is held at Ikiko Shrine every September.
As sumo is sacred, it is a way to pray for children's good health.
Rice ceremony at Hokkoji (every January 3)
The person in charge of the festival holds an ascetic training ceremony
Kongousan religious firewalking（Last Sunday of May）
Mountaineering ascetics walk barefoot across fire to mortify worldly passions and pray for their families' safety.
Nasahara bunraku (a few times every year)
Three people operate one doll and conduct a show.
Doll heads used in the Nasahara bunraku (puppet show)