SCHEDULE ONIDAIKO

Sado Oni Daiko Calendar

About Oni Daiko (drums) It is said that Sado Oni Daiko were handed down to Sado about 500 years ago, and the Noh Dance was perfected into its current form with the distinctive and sophisticated drums and unique choreographies of various places. It is said that there are 120 pairs on the whole island. Oni daiko is dedicated to shrine festivals in order to pay off demons, bring in prosperity in business, and pray for rich harvest. Oni daiko come in various forms depending on the village such as one with onis only, one with a Shishi, one with a priestess, one with a monkey, and one with the ritual of throwing beans. Each has its own characteristics and is unique in its own way. When you come to Sado, why don't you enjoy watching the oni daiko? We can also introduce you to an experience program in which you can participate in a performance of oni daiko.

Style Event date Area Village Remarks
Katagami Style April 3 Hatano Miyaura Miyagawa Area
Katagami Style April 3 Sawata Nagaki
Katagami Style April 6 Kanai Kaizuka
Maehama Style First Sat. of April Matsugasaki Hamakawachi
Katagami Style April 7 Sawata Shinkoji
Mamemaki Style April 8 Sawata Aono
Mamemaki Style April 8 Sawata Nishiyamada
Katagami Style Second Sat. of April Ryotsu Kamiumezu
Katagami Style Second Sat. of April Niibo Niibo-Uryuya
Katagami Style Second Sat. of April Niibo Niibo-Uryuya
Maehama Style Second Sat. of April Hatano Ogura
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Ryotsu Kawasaki
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Ryotsu Maki
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Ryotsu Tateno
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Ryotsu Kamiyokoyama
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Ryotsu Toyooka
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Niibo Niibo-Minagawa
Katagami Style Second Sun. of April Kanai Hirashimizu
Maehama Style Second Sun. of April Matsugasaki Yanagikubo Maruyama Area
Hanagasa Style Second Sun. of April Ryotsu Akadama
Katagami Style Sun. closest to April 12 Ryotsu Suizu Night Festival the day before
Katagami Style Sun. closest to April 15 Ryotsu Moroo
Katagami Style Sun. closest to April 15 Ryotsu Tamasaki
Mamemaki Style April 11 Aikawa Ookura
Katagami Style April 12 Niibo Niibo-Inai Sanno Festival (Hiyoshi Shrine Regular Festival)
Hanagasa Style April 12 Kanai Obana Motoyashiki Chiho Area
Katagami Style April 13 Niibo Niibo-Ono Sanno Festival (Hiyoshi Shrine Regular Festival)
Katagami Style April 13 Niibo Niibo-Funashimo Sanno Festival (Hiyoshi Shrine Regular Festival)
Katagami Style April 14 Ryotsu Kasuga
Katagami Style April 14 Niibo Niibo-Chuo Oni Drum Group of Niibo Area (Niibo, Baba, Sankyo, and Kitagata)
Mamemaki Style April 15 Aikawa Nishino Higashino Tanakamachi Kanekitayama Shrine Regular Festival
Issoku Style April 15 Aikawa Minamikatabe
Issoku Style April 15 Aikawa Koge
Issoku Style April 15 Akadomari Yamadera Tokuwa Area
Katagami Style April 15 Ryotsu Shimoyokoyama
Katagami Style April 15 Aikawa Kitatatsushima
Katagami Style April 15 Aikawa Ishige
Katagami Style April 15 Aikawa Ushiroo
Katagami Style April 15 Aikawa Senbo Takachi Area
Katagami Style April 15 Sawata Sawane
Katagami Style April 15 Sawata Kubota
Katagami Style April 15 Kanai Izumi
Katagami Style April 15 Kanai Kanaishinbo Niibo Hachimangu Shrine Regular Festival; Oni of Shinbo 2-kumi, Nishigata, and Owada 4-kumi gather
Katagami Style April 15 Kanai Yamato
Katagami Style April 15 Ryotsu Mitoda
Katagami Style April 15 Kanai Sansegawa
Katagami Style April 15 Kanai Yoshii-Hongo
Katagami Style April 15 Hatano Terada
Katagami Style April 15 Hatano Meguromachi
Katagami Style April 15 Hatano Okubo
Katagami Style April 15 Hatano Sangu-Futa
Katagami Style April 15 Hatano Kurinoe
Katagami Style April 15 Mano Gosawa Takeda Area
Katagami Style April 15 Mano Gosawa Yoshioka
Katagami Style April 15 Mano Kanamaru Yoshioka
Katagami Style April 15 Niibo Niibo-Aoki
Katagami Style April 15 Niibo Niibo-Shomyoji
Katagami Style April 15 Niibo Niibo-Nagaune
Katagami Style April 15 Niibo Uchimaki Niibo-Nagaune Area
Maehama Style April 15 Matsugasaki Maruyama
Others April 15 Ryotsu Kakinoura
Others April 15 Mano Takeda
Others April 15 Mano Hamanaka Mano-Shinmachi Area
Others April 15 Mano Hamanaka Mano-Shinmachi Area
Mamemaki Style April 16 Aikawa Kitakawachi
Issoku Style April 16 Akadomari Koshiboso
Katagami Style April 16 Ryotsu Kamotashiro
Katagami Style April 16 Ryotsu Ryotsuhukura
Katagami Style April 18 Ryotsu Ryotsuokawa
Katagami Style Third Sat. of April Ryotsu Akitsu
Maehama Style Fourth Sat. of April Matsugasaki Uranokawachi
Katagami Style April 27 Sawata Kawaharada
Katagami Style April 29 Ryotsu Sumiyoshi
Katagami Style April 29 Ryotsu Tsubaki