AreaNorthern Miyagi

Yonekawa Mizukaburi Festival

February 2, 2019

米川の水かぶり | Yonekawa Mizukaburi

Watch scarecrow-like men throw buckets of water on people and houses

  • Designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage event, Yonekawa Mizukaburi is a traditional event in northern Miyagi where local men become divine messengers to protect the town from fire.

    Yonekawa Mizukaburi originally began over 800 years ago and is held every year on the first weekend of February. During the festival, local residents dress up in straw costumes, cover their faces in soot, and pray at a temple before walking through town and throwing buckets of water onto houses and eager crowds of residents and tourists.

    The event takes places from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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MAIN LOCATION

Daiji-ji Temple

ADDRESS

Machishimo-56 Towacho Yonekawa, Tome, Miyagi 987-0901

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

By highway bus: Board bus bound for Tome City Shiyakusho-mae (登米市役所前) from Sendai Station Highway Bus Terminal Sakurano-mae #31. Alight at Tome Shiyakusho-mae. From Tome Shiyakusho, it is 20-min. by taxi to Daiji-ji Temple.

EVENT PARKING

Yes

ADMISSION

Free

OFFICIAL URL

https://www.city.tome.miyagi.jp/syogaigakusyu/shisejoho/bunkazai/raihousin.html

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