Kutchan Jaga Matsuri!
Colorful summer celebrations
The Kutchan Jaga Matsuri, or Potato Festival, celebrates the harvest season for the iconic local starchy tuber. While the vegetable may seem mundane, it is a staple of the local economy and a nutritious tasty one at that!
For 2 days, local vendors, food stalls, beer gardens and various games of luck and skill line the festival area and streets. There is a definitive potato theme throughout!
No summer festival in Japan is complete without arts and entertainment! From traditional local summer dances to displays of hip hop culture and other ways to move your body to music, the Jaga Matsuri does not disappoint. Local schools, clubs, and organizations also contribute to the cultural bounty.
Local and regional schools, clubs, and participate
Locals do a traditional dance at the 2018 Festival
No festival is complete without fire flowers!
2023 The 61st Kutchan Jaga Matsuri
It will be held at:
August 5th and 6th. 2023 - 10 am to 8 pm
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