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“Awa Odori,” which originated in Tokushima Prefecture, is a dance festival with around 400 years of history, and in present days it is danced all across Japan.
Akita Kanto Festival has been registered as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property and is regarded as one of the three great festivals of the Tohoku region.
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.
The “Yoshida Fire Festival” is a joint festival held by both Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, which is located on the former’s grounds. This festival is counted as both one of Japan’s 3 most unique festivals and one of Japan’s 10 great fire festivals.
The parade is held over four days on Chuo-dori Street and is comprised of taiko drummers, flautists, singers, dancers, and floats. Sansa is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the largest ensemble of taiko drummers playing simultaneously in the world.
Hokkaido’s “Asahikawa Natsu Matsuri” is an annual festival that’s packed with plenty of events to enjoy. The festival takes place over the course of 3 days in Asahikawa.
The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the Tohoku Sandai Matsuri, or the 3 Great Festivals of Tohoku, along with Sendai’s Tanabata Matsuri and Akita’s Kanto Matsuri.“Nebuta,” which are a type of large festival float, and large groups of dancers called “haneto” parade through Aomori City.
This exciting fall festival celebrated at Nagasaki City's Suwa Shrine is one you won't want to miss. With a history of over 370 years, it is the most famous festival in Nagasaki. At the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival you can watch dances which incorporate the influence of Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese culture on the area. While watching the spectacular dragon dance, spectators encouragingly yell "Mottekoi!"which means "Encore!"