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Maple Town Festival(メイプルタウンフェスタ)

As the last of the rice is being harvested, possibly the biggest of all events in Rokunohe, the Maple Town Festival, is held on a weekend early in November. The main location is the Rokunohe Gymnasium, where stalls from the nine 'HE' (戸) sister towns and their respective specialty products are represented. Along with all the shopping you can do, there are plenty of things to see and participate in, including such events as Nagaimo Speed Eating, and Garlic Throwing contests. The Rokunohe Marathon is also held yearly on the opening morning, with 1, 3 and 5km courses.


Nambu Festival Drum and Flute Contest(南部祭囃子大競演会)

First held in 2009, this is a new event bringing together the best festival performers from across the Nambu Region (northern Iwate and south eastern Aomori) to compete on one stage in Rokunohe. Held in October, after festivals to celebrate the autumn harvest have been completed, the leading groups from each participating town come together to pit their freshly polished traditional Japanese drumming and flute playing skills against each other. There are also numerous food and game stalls for a real festival atmosphere.




Spring Festival(春まつり)

As the snows on Mt. Hakkoda begin to melt, Rokunohe is enveloped in the sweet fragrances of the Yama-Zakura wild cherry tree. The location for the Spring Festival is Tateno-Park, where some 2,000 cherry trees come into blossom. You can relax under the cherry blossoms, try a romantic boat ride in the lake, or stroll amongst the festival stalls, but whatever you do, you are sure to enjoy this festival in Rokuonhe!



Summer Festival(サマーフェスティバル)

The Rokunohe Summer Festival is generally held over the last Friday and Saturday evenings in late July, before the summer heat reaches its peak. Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the festival has seen a revival since the year 2000, with the addition of many new events, games and stalls. Highlights include bingo for children, live music, dance performances, and of course the beer tent (aptly named 'Beer Heaven'!), providing a great night's entertainment for all age groups.



Autumn Festival(秋まつり)

In the period before the rice harvest, with golden rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can see, the Rokunohe Autumn Festival is held. It is traditionally a festival to celebrate and show gratitude for the town's agricultural harvest.

Festivities usually begin on the night of the first Thursday of September running through Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Festival activites include drumming competitions, comedy skits, traditional music and dancing, and more. The uniqueness of the south eastern Aomori area is celebrated in costumed performers and floats, each representing a different local community group from Rokunohe. A number of floats are also completely hand built, with the expertise and ingenuity of local residents, proving popular with townspeople as well as tourists from surrounding areas.


Last updated 2013.04.01