2017 Sado Big Three National Folk Song Contest

The sailors of the Kitamaebune (a shipping route in Japan from the Edo to the Meiji periods) brought the Hanya-bushi from Kyushu up east, where it became widely known as Sado Okesa. The Aikawa Ondo is representative of bon-odori songs whose lyrics and articulations were written about in The Tale of the Heike. Join us in this exuberant dance circle! Ryotsu Jinku is known for its solemn tone and indulgent festive accompaniment. All three song forms have been passed down from generation to generation and come together at this rare and spectacular event.

Date & Time

Aug. 19 (Sat) 10:00~17:00 (approximately)


Amusement Sado


There will be two categories in the tournament, General Entries and Junior Entries (elementary, middle and high school), with qualifying rounds culminating in the championship tournament.


Free admission


2017 Sado Big Three National Folk Song Contest Executive Committee

Tel. 090-1424-5514 (Sasaki)