Illumination Event in Wajima! “Aze no Kirameki”

One of many tourist attractions in Noto peninsula, “Shiroyone Senmaida, Wajima-shi”, is a rice terrace with superb view, which signifies one of the GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) site, “Noto no Satoyama, and Satoumi”.

Wajima Taisai Festival - Whimsical Festivities in Twilight

Located in the Okunoto area of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Wajima is famous for Wajima lacquerware and its 1000 Rice Fields (Shiroyone Senmaida), a site designated as a National Cultural Property and a National Site of Scenic Beauty. Senmaida (1000 rice fields) The Wajima Taisai Festival is the collective name for the Okitsuhime Shrine Festival held on August 22nd and 23rd, Shigezo Shrine Festival held on August 23rd, Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival held on the 24th, and Wajimasaki Shrine Festival held on the 25th. As the dusk falls, Kiriko matsuri festival where people carry an enormous wooden shrine lantern, one of the festival items, called Kiriko […]

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