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Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival

July 31–August 1, 2019

石巻川開き祭り | Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival

Celebrating the culture and recovery of Ishinomaki City

  • "Kawabiraki" means "to open a river." Historically, the Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival began as a festival expressing gratitude to the military commander who excavated the Kitakami River. In the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the festival transformed into a celebration of the city's history and its ongoing recovery efforts. With festivities including memorial services, parades, and fireworks, the Kawabiraki Festival is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the culture of this coastal town while learning about the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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MAIN LOCATION

Ishinomaki City (downtown area in front of the station)

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

15-min. walk from Ishinomaki Station (JR Senseki Line, Senseki-Tohoku Line)

ADMISSION

Free

OFFICIAL URL

http://www.ishinomakikawabiraki.jp/

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