When: Mid August Dates: 14 August - 15 August 2016 City: Himeshima Website: Himeshima Bon Odori Website (Japanese) Oita Events (English) Description: This festival features various forms of traditional Bon Odori dancing, including Kitsune Odori (performed by children), Aya Odori, Zendaiko, Sarumandayuu, Tanuki Odori as well as one new dance style that is created and performed each year.
Himeshima Kitsune Odori Come and see the famous fox dance festival on Himeshima Island! Held every year in August over the Bon Festival weekend (usually mid-August), this festival runs for two nights where you can enjoy watching the mesmerizing famous fox dance performed by Himeshima locals. The traditional dances performed each year are said to have developed from Buddhist prayer dances, whilst there is also a new dance created each year. This truly is a wonderful festival and opportunity to explore the little island of Himeshima!