Iomante Fire Festival

  • Iomante Fire Festival

Iomante Fire Festival

This is a flame-lit story of kamuy, humans, and prayers.
The ekasi (elder) spreads both hands wide, and faces the heavens as he prays for peace and order for all. The fire flickers brightly, as if signalling that this wish has been heard. The 'iomante fire festival' has been passed down since long ago. Its performance brings an intensely solemn, mythical feeling to the air.

  • Iomante Fire Festival
  • Iomante Fire Festival

The magical sounds of mukkuri, a traditional Ainu instrument, and tonkori, a stringed instrument passed down by the Sakhalin Ainu, fill the hall.

  • Iomante Fire Festival
  • Iomante Fire Festival

Iomante Fire Festival

  • Open:
    April 21-November 30. Performance Closure Days October 9.
  • Admission:
    Adults (Middle School and Older) \1,200 Elementary School Children \600
  • Time Needed:
    30 Minutes
Ainu Ancient Ceremonial Dance Entry Coupon
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2019 Performance Schedule: Ainu Ancient Ceremonial Dances, Iomante Fire Festival, and Lost Kamuy

Available 11:00~
11:30
13:30~
14:00
15:00~
15:40
16:30~
17:00
20:15~
20:45
20:45~
21:15
21:15~
21:55
Until March 17 - - - - - Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
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3/18 - - - - - No Performance -
3/19~4/20 - - - - Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
- Lost Kamuy
4/21~4/30 - - - - Fire Festival - Lost Kamuy
5/1~6/30 Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
Weekends and Holidays Only
Lost Kamuy
Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
Fire Festival - Lost Kamuy
7/1~10/31 Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
Lost Kamuy Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
Fire Festival - Lost Kamuy
11/1~11/30 - - - - Fire Festival - Lost Kamuy
12/1~1/31 - - - - Ancient
Ceremonial
Dance
- Lost Kamuy
During the 2020 "Fuyu Hanabi" Ice Festival - - - - - Lost Kamuy -
* This page will be regularly updated to advise of any performance cancellations.

Access

Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
7-84, Akankoonsen 4-chome, Akancho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido
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