Summer Solstice Festival
Season 1, Episode 12
Summer solstice training
Air date June 23, 2007 (original)
August 29, 2009 (North America)
Kanji 夏至祭
Romaji Hanazake o Tanda ni
Episode guide
Flower Wine for Tanda
Neither Human Nor Tiger

Summer Solstice Festival (夏至祭, Geshimatsuri) is the twelfth episode of Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.


Chagum challenges a boy to a rucha match on the Summer Solstice festival and asks Balsa to train him to fight. During the festival, Chagum's training pays off and he wins the match. However, when the boy's father insults Chagum, Balsa steps in and defeats the father in a demonstration of true strength.



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