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A historic festival held in Yatsuo-machi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture from September 1 to 3. The origins of the festival date back to 1702 when officials from Yatsuo returned from Kaga Domain with a building permit and partied in the streets for three days and three nights. Today it is a harvest festival praying for calm winds; the songs and dances of the festival haven't changed in over 300 years. Festival highlights include the machi-nagashi, a parade in which 11 groups take different routes through the city dancing to traditional music while wearing matching robes and conical hats; and the wa-odori, in which primarily local dance groups dance in a circle.


Toyama prefecture Toyama city Yao cho (ToyamaArea)

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2019/9/1-3 [9/1]15:00-23:00
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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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