Yachi Donga Festival

Yachi Donga Festival やちどんがまつり
Dignified parade and court music and dance
Yachi Hachiman-gu has about 400 years of history and the court music and dance dedicated to Hachiman-gu at the stone stage on the premise has been inherited through family of Hayashi in Tennoji tradition for more than 1,100 years.
You can appreciate not only its court music and dance, which is counted as one of the four main bugaku in Japan,
but also several gorgeous festival performances such as Gaisen-yakko, Chigo-gyoretsu, and Hayashi-yatai.

This historical festival was used to be counted as one of the three main festivals in Yamagata.
“Yach Donga Festival Kyoen” starts in the early evening on the final day.
Play of Hayashi-yatai attracts tourists.

Yachi-yakko…There is an old record of Togyo parade during Tenmei era (1772-1789)
(Supposed to have started around the middle of Edo era) Called Furi-yakko with full of local flavor
  • Name Yachi Donga Festival
  • Schedule Saturday, Sunday and Monday in September, including Monday of "Respect for the Aged Day"
  • Date Saturday, September 15, 2018
    ~ Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Location Yachi, Kahoku-cho, Nishimurayama-gun
  • Contact information Kahoku-cho tourist association
  • Phone number 0237-72-3787
  • URL http://www.benibananosato.jp/
  • Access From JR Sagae Station: 15 min by car
    From JR Sakurambo-Higashine Station: 15 min by car
    Than Ginzan Hot Springs car 40 minutes
    Than Tendo Hot Springs car 20 minutes
  • Remarks ■First day Saturday tanijimaigakuho* 14:30 ~, court dance and music 19:50 ~ of ya*, goshinyotogo 20:20 ~
    ■Second day Sunday shinyokaesago 12:30 ~, tanijimaigakuho* 14:45 ~, Yachi Hachiman Shrine Annual Festival 17:15 ~
    ■Contest evening ~ of guys Festival on the third day on Monday (holiday) of the whole country, musical accompaniment stand
    ※Festival venue is whole Yachi, Yachi Hachiman Shrine, Donga hall
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[Last updated] September 03, 2018
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