Friday, Saturday and Sunday including the second Sunday in February
Fifteen namahage (young men wearing ogre masks and straw cloaks) descend from the mountains by the light of torches, and dance wildly about the grounds of the Shinzan Shrine before the sedo, a sacred fire that wards away evil spirits.
*The 5 great snow festivals in the Michinoku area
Hachinohe Enburi (Aomori)
Yuki-doro Festival (Snow Lantern Festival) (Aomori)
Iwate snow festival (Iwate)
Namahage Sedo Festival (Akita)
Yokote Snow Festival (Kamakura, Bonden) (Akita)