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Tohoku Kizuna Festival 2022 Akita's Theme
Now is the time! To a shining Tohoku, to a bright fire in your heart!
The Tohoku Rokkon Festival, which was first held in 2011 in memory of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the recovery efforts carried out ever since, featured a gathering of six great festivals—Aomori Nebuta, Akita Kanto, Morioka Sansa Odori, Yamagata Hanagasa, Sendai Tanabata, and Fukushima Waraji. Inheriting the spirit of this event, the Tohoku Kizuna Festival has since been held in the hopes of further recovery, and in support of the future of Tohoku.
In 2020, in the midst of the ongoing recovery efforts, the region, and the world at large, was once again faced with a new hardship to overcome—Covid-19. With the threat of this virus still at the forefront, people continue to do their best to maintain discipline.
But it is precisely the spirit of the people of Japan that is said to be able to withstand any hardship. Isn't this festival the very symbol of that spirit?
The Tohoku Kizuna Festival will be held again in 2022, in Akita. May the ever-burning fire in our hearts light the way to the future, and continue to guide us.
|Tohoku Kizuna Festival Executive Committee|
|Chairman||Akita Mayor||Motomu Hozumi|
|Vice Chairman||Aomori Mayor||Akihiko Onodera|
|Morioka Mayor||Hiroaki Tanifuji|
|Yamagata Mayor||Takahiro Sato|
|Sendai Mayor||Kazuko Kori|
|Fukushima Mayor||Hiroshi Kohata|