Odate Daimonji Matsuri (Odate Daimonji Festival)(大館大文字まつり)

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Schedule:  Every year on 16th August

Venue: [Noon] Omachi Hachiko Street / [Evening] Nagakigawa Riverbed Firework Venue


Office of Odate Daimonji Matsuri Executive Committee Office: 0186-42-4360

Main office on the day: 090-6623-7671

Travellers using Odate Station on the day: Odate Tourism Office 0186-57-8120 

Event Introduction


Odate Daimonji Matsuri is Odate’s seasonal event is held twice on the day, in the afternoon and in the evening.

At noon, many parades and performances will take place on Omachi Hachiko Street. There will be many people dancing the Odate Daimonji dance in yukatas (kimonos) and elementary school student’s band performances.

When the sun starts to set, the fireworks are set off by the Nagaki River.

At the same time, the character ‘大’ is lit up on the Houou Mountain which is located in the east of the city. This is to pray for the development of Odate city.

Updates on Daimonji Masturi!!

Odate Daimonji Matsuri Executive Committee Facebook Page

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What is ‘Daimonji’?

《 A short story 》

Japan’s biggest and beautiful Odate’s ‘Daimonji’.

The first stroke is 120m, the second stroke is 180m, and the third stroke is 150m long.

It is written on a steep slope on a mountain that makes the character ‘大’ looks beautiful from the ground level.

Others… Daimonji Matsuri trivia.

School bands/Marching bands.


Hachiko Yosakoi Matsuri (Yosakoi Festival)


Wonderful Hachikun


Daimonji Dance


Local performing art 

Sponsor Event

Houou Mountain, Daimonji-yaki(大 fire light up) and firework

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At night, Daimonji Matsuri reach its climax.

Japan’s biggest ‘Daimonji’ is lit up, and many fireworks are set off and it colours the midsummers’ night sky.

Thank you very much for those who have sponsored Daimonji Matsuri event and firework.



Near Shitamachi-bashi Firework Venue