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Japan set to host its traditional festivals

first_imgThe Japan National Tourism Organisation is all set to host the festivals which are scheduled during August and September.The event Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is held in the Tohoku District on July 7 according to the lunar calendar. Bamboo and wooden frames are covered with paper illustrated with historic figures and pictures of samurai warriors along with birds and beasts. These are illuminated from inside and set up on yatai floats and cars which proceed in the Aomori Nebuta (Neputa in Hirosaki) parade. The festivals organised in Aomori and Hirosaki are especially well known, attracting tourists from all areas of Japan.The Awa-Odori Folk Dance Festival in Tokushima features folk dances performed to welcome the souls of ancestors in the Bon season, from July to August. It is well known throughout Japan and this festival draws tourists from all parts of the world.The Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival which is a traditional folk event to appease the wind and pray for a bountiful crop is held every year for three days from September 1. It used to be a local folk festival for the inhabitants of the town. However, word about the unique melancholic melodies and mysterious dance has spread, and in recent years it has been drawing large numbers of spectators from all over the country.The Reitaisai of the 800-year old Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine consists of numerous events such as a tea-offering ceremony to the gods and classical Japanese dance. Yet the greatest attraction is Yabusame, a contest combining equestrian skills and Japanese-style archery which was popular among the samurai warriors.last_img read more

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