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Spring


The Sakura Festival

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate Blossoms dancing through the castle town of Kakunodate Kakunodate, the town of cherry trees A faint re...


Summer


The Sasara Dance

The Sasara Dance of Kakunodate “Sasara” is the local dialect for the traditional Lion Dance. The name comes from the sasara - wo...


Automn


Festivals of Kakunodate

Following 350 years of tradition, the three days of September 7th through 9th are the festivals of the Shinmei and Yakushido shrines. Young men pul...


Winter


Hiburi Kamakura

Hiburi Kamakura (Fire and Snow Festival) One of Kakunodate’s trademark festivals, held every year at the lunar New Year on February 13 and 1...