CANCELED: "54th Otaru Ushio Festival"
The 54th Annual Ushio Festival that was scheduled to be held on
July 24-26, 2020, has been CANCELED due to the novel coronavirus.
Even though the festival is canceled, you can still get a sense of it from home!
You can listen to the Ushio Ondo song that is played for the festival's main event, the Ushio Nerikomi dancing parade, or you can watch people dancing together on Zoom. If you'd like, you can even learn the dance yourself by watching the
tutorial video (only in Japanese) and join one of the Zoom dance sessions!
(click here for the schedule and details) To watch the lively taiko drumming performances, go to the Otaru Ushio Daiko facebook page!