Shika Matsuri (Nishi Noto Yaccha Matsuri)

志賀町祭 (西能登やっちゃ祭り)

From the Shika-machi town website.

August 1 (Sunday) 9:00-21:00

The festival site is between the Shika-machi Town Hall(志賀町役場) and Michi no Eki Korogaki no Sato Shika (道の駅ころ柿の里しか)

Raft races, yosakoi dancing, and a Hokkoku Fireworks display are just a few of the many performances and events happening at this year’s Shika-machi Festival.


Fourth Annual Handmade Raft Race


Hokkoku Fireworks Display
By the Cultural Hall (文化ホール) in 米町川 (Konmachi-gawa)
〒925-0141 石川県羽咋郡志賀町高浜町カ −1−1
925-0141 Ishikawa-ken Hakui-gun Shikamachi Takahama-machi Ka-1-1

Stage events
Include brass band performances (13:00), a variety of yosakoi groups (throughout); comedians (18:40-); and calligraphy by Yoshikawa Juichi, a professional calligrapher doing large-scale calligraphy (the kind where the artist has to walk on the paper and use a giant brush) (17:10).

Tent City (shopping)

Shika Fire Department Firefighters’ Fair
12:00- Water rescue practice

(in front of the Town Hall)
Exhibition corner and hands-on corner

By car:
Take the 249 to Shika-machi. Parking is available at the Shika-machi Cultural Hall (志賀町文化ホール) with a free shuttle bus to the event site. Closer parking to the event is available at JA Shika (JA 志賀); Shika Town Hall (志賀町役場), and Michi no Eki Korogaki no Sato Shika (道の駅ころ柿の里しか).

Town Hall: 〒925-0154石川県羽咋郡志賀町末吉千古1−1
925-0154 Ishikawa-ken Hakui-gun Shika-machi Sueyoshi Chiyo 1-1

Michi no Eki Korogaki no Sato Shika: 925-0154 石川県羽咋郡志賀町字末吉新 保向10

Ishikawa-ken Hakui-gun Shika-machi Aza Sueyoshi-shin Hokou 10

Public transit
From Kanazawa or Hakui station, take the Monzen-Kanazawa 門前-金沢) Hokutetsu bus (北鉄バス) to Takahama (高浜). 10 minute walk to the Town Hall.

More information

Shika-machi’s website (scan of the flyer with detailed information and maps)

Leah Zoller is a first-year CIR in Anamizu and the editor of this blog. This summer, she’s translating and blogging about all festivals, all the time.


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