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Matsushima Ryutoe Uminobon Festival 2022

Lantern Floats and A Centuries Old Procession!

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Matsushima Ryutoe Uminobon Festival 2022

Dates: 15 – 16 August 2022

Location: Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture

The must visit summer festival in Matsushima!

The beloved Uminobon Festival in Matsushima is finally back this summer! In an effort to preserve the local culture and traditions following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, this festival is filled with bon dancing, taiko drum performances, and floating paper lanterns that glisten in the Matsushima Bay. Enjoy the many food stands and vendors set up in the En Nichi Plaza as well as a small 20-minute firework show held on both days. The final evening features a centuries-old procession, complete with the hypnotizing chanting of sturas by Buddhist priests.

Don't miss out on experiencing Japanese summer in Matsushima!


Monday 15

  • En Nichi Plaza: 10:00–20:30
  • Fireworks: 19:30–19:50
  • Lantern Floats
  • Stage events for children

Tuesday 16

  • En Nichi Plaza: 10:00–20:30
  • Fireworks: 20:00–20:20
  • Lantern Floats
  • Zuiganji Temple Dai Segenki-e Ceremony: 19:00–20:00


Official Page (English):

Time: 10:00–20:30

Entry Fee: None

Location: Matsushima’s Central Park (中央広場), Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture

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