Cultural in Tōno

Tōno Matsuri

This flamboyant spectacle, involving prayers for a bountiful harvest, is deeply imbued with the legends of Tōno. There are yabusame events (horseback archery, in this case a 700-year-old event), traditional dances a…
Dance in Morioka

Sansa Odori

In Morioka's most famous festival, thousands of dancers take to the streets in parades and performances celebrating the banishment of an evil ogre that once upon a time plagued the city.