Yamagata Hanagasa Festival Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival (山形花笠まつり), Yamagata


2019.07.06

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

One of Tohoku’s largest parades, the Yamagata Hanagasa Festival features a lavishly decorated float of Zao Gongen leading a procession of nearly 10,000 dancers in brightly colored costumes. It takes place in the main street of Yamagata City, accompanied by taiko drummers and hypnotic umbrella spinning.

A variety of different dances are performed throughout the parade, with spectators invited to join in and dance along.

Event dates: August 5-7 2019
URL:http://www.hanagasa.jp/

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