Komatsu’s annual Otabi matsuri お旅祭り, one of the three largest festivals in Ishikawa, features children performing kabuki (a kind of Japanese theatre) on portable shrines called hikiyama 曳山.
This year’s festival will be held from 13 – 16 May 2010.
Location: Ubashi Jinja莵橋神社; Moto-ori Hiyoshi Jinja本折日吉神社 in Komatsu city.
Access: 10 minute walk from JR Komatsu Station 小松駅; five minutes by bus from the JR Komatsu Station on the Hamada-machi bus 浜田町バス.
Hot-Ishikawa in English
Ishikawa JET’s 2009 Otabi Matsuri information.
Hot-Ishikawa in Japanese (with map)
Leah Zoller is a first-year CIR in Anamizu and loves attending local festivals.