Daishoji Okesa Festival

Okesa is said to originate from the Haiya Bushi folk songs sung on the west coast of Kyushu and was brought to Akita by sailors on commercial ships(Kitamaebune). As many as 400 people, dressing up in glamorous costumes, dance during the bon festival.

Daishoji Okesa Festival
Date and Time:
The third Sunday in August
Yuwa area