Conveying Tohoku's charm to the world, through the power of festivals
As we progress towards recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the landscape changes, the memory of the disaster gradually fades.
Even so, Tohoku's journey towards reconstruction still continues on.
We must continue to unite together, and work towards building the future.
The Tohoku Rokkon Festival was held in 2011 with the themes of reconstruction and tranquility.
The Aomori Nebuta Festival, Akita Kanto Festival, Morioka Sansa Odori, Yamagata Hanagasa Festival, Sendai Tanabata Festival, and Fukushima Waraji Festival—all representative festivals of Tohoku—have gathered together as one for a single exciting event here in Tohoku.
Even after the event's name was changed to "Tohoku Kizuna Festival" in 2017, it has still maintained that same style and spirit.
In order to convey our appreciation for the support shown by so many, and show the spirit of Tohoku to the whole country and world, Tohoku Kizuna Festival performances are being held throughout various metropolitan venues.
Tohoku Kizuna aims to not only be a great festival, but also to spread the historical and cultural backgrounds of Tohoku, as well as its fantastic scenery and charming cuisine, and to ultimately have many people come and visit the region. As such, we will continue to do our best in showing Tohoku to the world, through the Tohoku Kizuna Festival.