Kita-Ibaraki Hitachi Otsu Ofuna Festival

When: May 2 1 – 4pm, May 3 12:30 – 5pm
Where: Sawawachigi Shrine area, the streets around Otsu Fishing Port, Kita-Ibaraki
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This historical event is held once every 5 years in the springtime in Kita-Ibaraki, and has been designated as a National Selected Intangible Folk Cultural Property. The festival boat has no wheels, and is instead carried on a wooden frame by 20 – 30 young people who rock the frame left to right as they go.

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