Mussanko Sado Matsuri~The Future of the Earth as Seen from Good Old Sado~

Study, enjoy and revel in the island lifestyle at the Mussanko Sado Matsuri!! Under the theme of “bamboo,” the cultural resource of Sado, this festival celebrates the robust and supple lifestyle of Sado. Just a 10-minute walk from the Sawata bus station hub. Stop by for lunch, or make a pitstop, come on by!





Date & Time

Aug. 26 (Fri) Workshop 10:00~15:00 / Evening Festival 16:00~20:00

Aug. 27 (Sat) 10:00~18:30 (until sunset)

* There has been a change in the starting time.


Sawata Suwacho Beach and the Guest Villa on the Bi-ichi



Aug. 26 (Fri) 16:00~20:00 Evening Festival

Venue: Sawata Suwacho Beach Park

  • Acoustic concert featuring local artists, mini-market, etc.


Aug. 26 (Fri) 10:00~15:00 / 27 (Sat) 10:00~17:00

Living Amidst Nature on Sado Workshop

Venue: Guest Villa on the Bi-ichi

  • Workshops: how to make bamboo bags, wild grass tea, plant dyes, bamboo lanterns, bamboo insects Participation fee: 1000 yen ~ try them all!
  • Bamboo Crafts Exhibit: Mayumi Takano (bamboo bags), Carlos Enjike (bamboo tools)
  • Sado Bamboo Installation: An installation using the ruins of a bamboo forest is exhibited throughout the venue.


Aug. 27 (Sat) 10:00~18:30

Immersion in Sado Life

Venue: Sawata Suwacho Beach Park

  • Sado Arts Performance (busking permitted / open to public)

Enjoy the best of all the festival performances from Sado that celebrate daily life.

◇Terada Daikagura Tsuburosashi ◇Onidaiko/Niiboaoki & Hamochisugawara Shrine youth & Hatano Kokura Mononobe Shrine youth ◇Aikawa Ondo, Daikoku dance, and much much more!

  • Transformations and blessings abound in the circulating open-air market “Shimarukumarchè” (free admission)

Children and adults will both be all smiles at this market featuring ideas for comfortable living. Aiming to promote sustainable living practices throughout the island, your hands and feelings will organically connect with others.

Now seeking vendors!

Kodo Performance

Aug. 27 (Sat) 18:00~18:30

Kodo Performance Mussanko Sado style! Blessings Performance

Kodo’s veteran members play taiko and shinobue and dance on the green!

Come join us in celebrating the richness of Sado living and new encounters.

Featuring: Kodo (Motofumi Yamaguchi, Eiichi Saito, Kosuke Urushikubo)


Latest information

For the latest information and details, please visit the Mussanko Sado Matsuri website.


Mussanko Matsuri Organizing Committee