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The moment our six major festivals in Tohoku get together to unite with the strongest bonds ever.
To express our deepest condolences for the many victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and to light the beacon of reconstruction throughout Tohoku. Tohoku ROKKON festival was started in Sendai and has toured since 2011 to the six capital cities of Tohoku and ended its journey in Aomori city in 2016.
Hand in hand, we have walked along the path of recovery together over the last 6 years. As we look back at the significance and results of the Tohoku ROKKON festival, we have come to realize how important it is to keep on reaching out to the people and to show our strong bonds for the reconstruction of Tohoku and to show gratitude for all the support we have received. That’s how the Tohoku KIZUNA festival was formed as a remembrance to the Tohoku ROKKON festival in Sendai, 2017.
We are still half way to completing restoration, however, we strive to speed up the reconstruction process and promote Tohoku prefectures by continuing the journey of the Tohoku KIZUNA festival to the six cities in Tohoku. And this year, the festival will be held in Morioka city.
Unalterable -Diverse cultures that have taken roots all over in Tohoku.
When the major Tohoku festivals gets together, Tohoku unites with the strongest bonds, and the Japanese word “KIZUNA-bonds” becomes a universal word and begins connecting the world. Tohoku will unite with the strongest bonds, determined to move forward to the future as one nation.