24th - 26th July, 2015 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.
Yahiko Toro Matsuri or Lantern Festival at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata Pref., has a 1,000-year history and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.
A parade of people holding torchlights starts from Mt. Hikone to the town and then the highlight of this festival, a procession of Mikoshi (two portable shrines), about 20 floats decorated with lots of lanterns, and hundreds people holding lanterns each, goes through the main streets of the town.
A fireworks display is scheduled at Yahiko Koen (park). (*reference: JNTO)
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150724yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.e-yahiko.com/index.htm