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Miyagi Prefecture boasts Akiu Great Falls, one of the three greatest waterfalls in Japan and Matsushima, one of the Three Views of Japan, both of which are also famous fall foliage viewing spots. But if you want to appreciate the beauty of fall foliage in a quiet place, Choroko Lake in Shiroishi is recommended. Although not massively popular, the region has fiery red fall foliage and Mount Fubo (“Fubosan” in Japanese), a famous mountain to the south of Mount Zao.

A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Miyagi: Fiery Red Maple Leaves Covering a Famous Mountain to the South of Mount Zao

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Miyagi Prefecture boasts Akiu Great Falls, one of the three greatest waterfalls in Japan and Matsushima, one of the Three Views of Japan, both of which are also famous fall foliage viewing spots. But if you want to appreciate the beauty of fall foliage in a quiet place, Choroko Lake in Shiroishi is recommended. Although not massively popular, the region has fiery red fall foliage and Mount Fubo (“Fubosan” in Japanese), a famous mountain to the south of Mount Zao.

Date Masamune resided in Iwadeyama, Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, when he was a hot-blooded youth. He led an army of 3,000 fearless warriors and headed for Kyoto, the center of Japan of that period. With the stirrups patterned with tigers, leopards, bears or peacocks, Date Masamune’s samurais on horses wore half-moon-bearing armor, held golden tachi and had a commanding presence. To commemorate the history, local people hold the Date Masamune Festival (Masamune-kou Matsuri) on the second Sunday of September every year.

Date Masamune Festival: a Grand Procession of Awe-Inspiring Warriors

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Date Masamune resided in Iwadeyama, Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, when he was a hot-blooded youth. He led an army of 3,000 fearless warriors and headed for Kyoto, the center of Japan of that period. With the stirrups patterned with tigers, leopards, bears or peacocks, Date Masamune’s samurais on horses wore half-moon-bearing armor, held golden tachi and had a commanding presence. To commemorate the history, local people hold the Date Masamune Festival (Masamune-kou Matsuri) on the second Sunday of September every year.

The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of the Tohoku region.
For three days every year, from August 6th through August 8th, you can see beautiful Tanabata decorations all across Sendai City.
Tanabata is the name given to the one day per year on which Orihime and Hikoboshi were allowed to meet each other. The event was once related to the “Star Legend” and “Festival to Plead for Skills” that were brought to Japan from China, but it has since evolved into a Japan-specific event called Tanabata.
In recent times, many places celebrate Tanabata on the Gregorian calendar’s July 7th, but there are still many places that celebrate it on August 7th, which is close to Japan’s old lunisolar calendar’s July 7th.

Miyagi Prefecture – Sendai Tanabata Matsuri

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The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of the Tohoku region.
For three days every year, from August 6th through August 8th, you can see beautiful Tanabata decorations all across Sendai City.
Tanabata is the name given to the one day per year on which Orihime and Hikoboshi were allowed to meet each other. The event was once related to the “Star Legend” and “Festival to Plead for Skills” that were brought to Japan from China, but it has since evolved into a Japan-specific event called Tanabata.
In recent times, many places celebrate Tanabata on the Gregorian calendar’s July 7th, but there are still many places that celebrate it on August 7th, which is close to Japan’s old lunisolar calendar’s July 7th.

The Sendai Aoba Festival is one of Sendai’s three major festivals. It was first held in 1655, making it a festival with a long-standing history behind it.
It is an annually held festival of Aoba Shrine, which enshrines Date Masamune. 2017’s festival will be the 33rd Sendai Aoba Festival, a grand celebration for “Date Masamune’s 450th Birthday.”
The festival is held over the course of two days every year. The first day hosts the “Evening Festival,” while the second day is the “Main Festival.”

Miyagi Prefecture – Sendai Aoba Festival

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The Sendai Aoba Festival is one of Sendai’s three major festivals. It was first held in 1655, making it a festival with a long-standing history behind it.
It is an annually held festival of Aoba Shrine, which enshrines Date Masamune. 2017’s festival will be the 33rd Sendai Aoba Festival, a grand celebration for “Date Masamune’s 450th Birthday.”
The festival is held over the course of two days every year. The first day hosts the “Evening Festival,” while the second day is the “Main Festival.”