Cultural in Upper Noto Peninsula

Ushitsu Abare Festival

Over the first Friday and Saturday in July, 40 kiriko lantern floats are paraded around the streets of Ushitsu and showered in embers from giant torches. Who said fire and sake don't mix?
Music in Wajima

Gojinjō Daikō Nafune Matsuri

This festival features participants wearing demon masks and seaweed head gear and culminates in a frenzy of wild drumming.
Parade in Wajima

Wajima Taisai

Wajima's famous, towering, illuminated kiriko festival floats parade through the streets to much excitement.