Jul 24, 2017

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170724yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.e-yahiko.com/index.htm


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