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Festivals in Summer

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Akita Kanto Matsuri

Kantō literally means “a pole with lanterns” and is made from bamboo poles and rice paper lanterns, which hang from horizontal bars. When Kantō was invented, the lantern was hung in the garden. In order to convert it into a portable lantern, the dwarf bamboo that had been used for the lantern legs was replaced by longer bamboo.

June
4 Days
Akita Pref.

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

The festival is held every year from August 2 to August 7, where the float is carried through the city during the evening from August 2 to August 6, and during the daytime on August 7. A fireworks show is held on the evening of the final day while the float is carried into the sea.

August
5 Days
Aomori Pref.

Gujo Odori

The Gujo Odori dance festival is one of the three most important traditional bon dance festivals in Japan, and it is also one of the most accessible. Designated a Significant Intangible Cultural Folk Asset by the Japanese government, Gujo Odori should not be missed!

July
1 Month
Gifu Pref.

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

The Ōdaikos ( huge traditional drums) is one of the highlights of Hirosaki Neputa Festival.

September
6 Days
jazz Nobe
April, March, May
1 Day
Kanagawa

Osaka Tenjin Matsuri Festival

Osaka Tenjin Matsuri is hold at the end of July during 2 full days of parades, floats, illumination, fireworks and shows. It is on of the 3 most big festival in Japan.Osaka residents and tourists gather together for Tenjin Matsuri on July 24th and 25th for celebrating a millennium festival under the protection of the Tenmangu Shrine.

July, June
2 Days
Osaka

Sendai Tanabata Matsuri

Each year from 6th to 8th August, since 1567 ( Early Edo era ) Sendai city has been decorated by local residents with Tanabata ( colored paper streamers ) to celebrate the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi ( A Chinese legend ).

August
2 Days
Miyagi Pref.

Seppetobe mud planting festival Kagoshima

Get covered in mud and pray for a year of bountiful crops!

June
1 Day
Kagoshima
Yaegaki Shrine Gion Festival

Yaigaki Jinja Gion Matsuri ( Water Festival )

This festival is held as Yasaka Shrine and takes place over the course of a month, making it one of Japan’s three largest festivals.

January
2 Days
Chiba Ken

Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri

The Yamagata Hanagasa Festival is highlighted by the booming cries of “Yassho, Makasho” accompanied by the gallant sound of the Hanagasa Taiko drums and gorgeously decorated floats leading more than 10,000 dancers adorned in a beautiful costume with Hanagasa flower hats through the main street of Yamagata city.

September
3 Days
Yamagata City

YOSAKOI Soran Hokkaido Festival

The YOSAKOI Soran Festival first came about when in 1992, the clappers used in the original Yosakoi Festival from Kochi Prefecture was adapted into Hokkaido’s traditional folk song “Soran Bushi”. Clothed in brightly colored outfits, the dancers beat their clappers to the melody of Soran Bushi, dancing in a spirited and dynamic way. The energy from their dances permeates through the streets, creating a lively atmosphere.

June
5 Days
Hokkaido

Chichibu Kawase Festival

This event that has designated as an intangible folk cultural assets of Saitama Prefecture specified.

 

July
1 Day
Saitama