Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Yamaga Lantern Festibal - Kumamoto

It is the largest summer festival of Yamaga, which has been passed down from ancient times. The two-day festival has a variety of events such as “dedication lanterns,” a fireworks display, and taimatsu torch procession. Among them is the centerpiece “1,000 Lantern Dance” in which women with lanterns on their heads dance gracefully as they sing Yoheho bushi. The overlapping ring of lights takes the viewer into a fantasy world.

Event Dates Mid-August every year (tentative)
Event Details Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place this year or not.
Official site http://yamaga-tanbou.jp/
Location (venue) Yamaga, Yamaga-shi, Kumamoto
Address Yamaga, Yamaga-shi, Kumamoto
Price Admission required for "1,000 Lantern Dance" and special seating
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Region Kyushu
Category Illumination, Dance

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Jul.10.2020

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