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Kanto Lantern Festival

Unbelievable, Eye-Catching Feats and Skills

  • City

    Akita City, Akita

  • Period

    2018.8.3 [fri.]-6 [mon.]

  • Location

    (afternoon) Unbelievable Performances - Nigiwai Kojo in Area Nakaichi
    (evening) Akita Kanto Odori

  • Introduction

    One of the three main festivals in the Tohoku region where people show off feats of skill and strength by strapping bamboo together and hanging paper lanterns on the bundles which they then balance on their hands, brows, hips, and more. Designated as a Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset in 1980.

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