The hawarinbayaru, which means “Spring Festival” in Mongolian, is held annually in May to celebrate Mongolian culture, art, and more generally strengthen cultural understanding between Japan and Mongolia. Organised by the community of Mongolian students studying in Japan, the event features traditional performances on the main stage, children’s games, stalls selling authentic cuisine, and—of course—a sumo tournament (which anyone regardless of age or experience can enter). Incidentally, prizes for the winners have included signed photographs by Hakuho Sho, among other famous Mongolian wrestlers on the Japan circuit.
May 2, 2020 — May 3, 2020
The event date is estimated and subject to change. This page will be updated once the organizers confirm the running and scheduling of the event. In the meantime, please check the official event website given in the information box below when available for the latest details.