Jul 28, 2016

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

28th - 29th July, 2016 | Furano City, Hokkaido
In July 1969, the Furano residents' charter was enacted. A line of the charter stated that "we, the residents of Furano, stand at the center point of Hokkaido".
Everything has a center. The center of the human body is the bellybutton.
So, the center point of Hokkaido can be called Hokkaido's bellybutton.
We wondered if there might be some way to embody this idea in folk entertainment, and link it to development of Furano's tourism and commerce…   (*reference: Hokkai Heso Matsuri Committee)  

# For the details, please access to the followings site; Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture - Discover a Miracle Japan you didn't know
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160728heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.furano.ne.jp/hesomatsuri/         


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