Akita Kanto Festival

Akita Kanto Festival (秋田竿燈まつり), Akita



Akita Kanto Festival

Designated as one of the three great festivals of the Tohoku Region, this festival takes place on Chuo Dori, with drums, flutes and people chanting as kanto poles measuring 12 meters in length and carrying up to 46 illuminated paper lanterns are precariously balanced by skilled performers.

A highlight of the festival is the night parades, with the opportunity to talk to the performers and try your hand at hoisting up a kanto.

Event dates: August 3-6 2019

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