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The imperial generalissimo Sakanoue no Tamuramaro conquered local resistance here more than a millennium ago. In the process he completely wiped out all the bandits in hiding around Mt. Iwate. He compared the beauty of this land to that of one of the martial Hachiman deities, and it is from this episode that the name "Hachimantai" is said to come.
In fall, the Hachimantai City Sanzoku Festival commemorates this history with lots of local specialty products for sale, events including the All Japan Nambu Umakata-bushi song contest, and folk performing arts like the Iwatesan Shrine Yamabushi Kagura sacred dance, Koyahata Taue rice planting dance, Hirakasa Hadaka Mairi pilgrimage, and more.
Hachimantai City Hall 35-62 Obuke, Hachimantai City, Iwate, Japan
〒028-7192 Tel 0195-76-2111 / Fax 0195-75-0469
Matsuo Branch Office 19-75 Noda, Hachimantai City, Iwate, Japan
〒028-7392 Tel 0195-74-2111 / Fax 0195-74-2102
Ashiro Branch Office 70 Kasumada, Hachimantai City, Iwate, Japan
〒028-7592 Tel 0195-72-2111 / Fax 0195-72-3531