Date: Every September 20th
Place of Event: Nakajima Town, Nanao City
Related Website: Nanao city Tourism Association Website (Japanese only)
Designated as an important cultural asset to Japan, it is also known as the wakubata or Flag Festival. After all the crimson red banner flags that are more than 20 meters high are gathered at the main shrine, men in red-faced and long-nosed goblin masks perform the boisterous sarutahiko dance within the shrine grounds.