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  • Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori
    Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Asahimachi
    A huge folk dance event held from August 14 to 16 each year in front of JR Bicchu-Takahashi Station in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture. Practically the entire population of the city gets involved. During the event, the streets of the city bustle with spectators and dancers. The dance is ancient and said to have been started in 1648 when Mizunoya Katsutaka was lord of Bicchu Matsuyama Domain to pray for good harvests of the five principal grains as well as the success of local merchants.
    Date : 
    2018/08/14 ~ 2018/08/16
    Average attendance : 
    100,000people
    Street stall : 
    Available
  • Onga Summer Festival
    Onga Summer Festival
    Fukuoka Pref. Ongagunongachou Hirowatari 23-6 Inside Toka general exercise park
    The whole town of Onga comes out for this yearly summer festival. The main event is the 1,000 person dance -over 1,000 people from all the various areas of Onga gather to perform a Bon Festival (festival of the dead) dance. The festival area becomes enveloped in a wonderful sense of unity. Onlookers are free to jump in and dance as well. In addition to shops, stands, and attraction events, some 3,000 fireworks are launched at the end of the festival, beautifully decorating the night air. The event venue bustles each year with the many spectators come from within the town and beyond.
    Date : 
    2018/08/25
    Average attendance : 
    12,000people
    Street stall : 
    Available
  • Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade Contest
    Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade Contest
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa
    First held in 1981, the Asakusa Samba Carnival is one of the largest Samba parades in the country and, for locals, a custom marking the end of summer in Asakusa. As the name implies, the parade is also a contest, and teams of skilled dancers and performers from around the country gather to show off and compete along Umamichi-dori Avenue and Kaminarimon-dori Avenue. The parades many highlights include the colorful costumes, gorgeous parade floats, and the differing, role-base choreographies of the dances.
    Date : 
    2018/08/25
    Average attendance : 
    495,000people
    Street stall : 
    Not available
  • Shirohachimangu Shrine Festival
    Shirohachimangu Shrine Festival
    Aomori Pref. Nishitsugarugunajigasawamachi Honchou 69
    Date : 
    2021/08/14 ~ 2021/08/16
    Average attendance : 
    30,000people
  • Tourounagashi and Big Fireworks Festival
    Tourounagashi and Big Fireworks Festival
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Matsushimachou
    Date : 
    2018/08/16
    Average attendance : 
    About190,000people
  • Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri
    Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri
    Okinawa Pref. Okinawashi Goya
    Date : 
    2018/08/31 ~ 2018/09/02
    Average attendance : 
    Total 300,000 people
  • Yamaga Lantern Festival
    Yamaga Lantern Festival
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga
    Date : 
    2018/08/15 ~ 2018/08/16
    Average attendance : 
    About160,000people
  • Shinjo Festival
    Shinjo Festival
    Yen in Shinjo Yamagata Prefecture yen 1 yen
    Date : 
    2018/08/24 ~ 2018/08/26
    Average attendance : 
    About550,000people
  • Yoshida Fire Festival
    Yoshida Fire Festival
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5558
    Date : 
    2018/08/26
    Average attendance : 
    About200,000people
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