Ōyu Big Drums
Location: Towada-Oyu, Kazuno City
Site(s) of performance: Daienji Temple and other places in the community
Date(s): August 15
Designation: Prefecture-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Taiko-Furyū and Matsuri-Bayashi
The origin of this big drum festival is that the local government of Nambu Domain hoped to lift the morale of warriors with the energetic beats of big drums. Nowadays, it is held every year on August 15 as the Ōyu Big Drum Festival, with 10 drum performance teams in competition.