42nd Sougensai Festival
This year is the 42nd Sougensai festival. This is an annual festival held every May in Myoko Kogen in Ikenotaira next to Imori Pond.
This is one of the largest annual festivals that is held in Myoko Kogen. The festival is famous for the large kanji 艸 which is burnt on the mountain. This can be seen from where the festival is held near imori pond and looks truly spectacular. This is then followed by an impressive firework display.
There are a large number of food stalls selling a variety of different snacks and meals. There are also some tours and events held throughout the day. Check the schedule below to see what’s happening this year.
Date：May 13th (Saturday) 10：00 – 21：00
Place：Ikenotaira, Imori Pond
10：00～ Nature guided tour
11：00～ Food Village opens
14：00～ Junior High School brass band performance
14：45～ Feel So Good！Concert
15：30～ Takagi Ikuno Concert
16：00～ Myoko Togakushi National Park memorial ceremony
17：00～ Opening ceremony
17：40～ Taiko drum performance
18：00～ Shinto Priest (bringing the fire)
19：00～ Burning Kanji on Mt Myoko・Fireworks
19：30～ Lottery ※Many prizes available