Misogoro Festival in Nishi Arie

みそ五郎まつり

Misogoro Festival in Nishi Arie
Date
Sometime in the first half of November

OVERVIEW

In each region of the Shimabara Peninsula many legends about giants have been told. The story about the kind and friendly giant Misogoro is one of them. A statue of Misogoro, made following the descriptions of this old tale passed down through the centuries, is the main feature of this festival. The statue is carried on a truck and is displayed in a parade that goes down the old shopping street of Nishi Arie. Other features include: stalls selling local fresh vegetables and fish, food, somen noodle tasting, somen noodle sculptures exhibitions, rice skimming competitions, mochi (rice bun) throwing, a lottery, and karaoke competitions.

AREA
Shimabara Peninsula (Unzen City & Shimabara City & Obama Town & Minami-Shimabara City)
CATEGORY
Festivals & Traditional Culture
Food & Specialties
History & Culture
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