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Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival (二本松提灯祭り)

Event

Designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property by Fukushima Prefecture, this history-laden Shinto ritual is considered one of Japan's three greatest lantern festivals along with the Akita Kanto Festival and the Owari Tsushima Tenno Festival. The highlight of the festival is the yoi-matsuri pre-festival held the night before when visitors can see all of the taiko drum parade floats from the seven participating neighborhoods all together. The floats parade through city while innumerable lanterns, lit from the sacred fire of Nihonmatsu-jinja Shrine, swaying and dangling from them, young men shout stirring cries and strike their drums.

place

Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Motomachi 1-chome (Fukushima / NihonmatsuArea)

phone 0243555122

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Details

Address
Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Motomachi 1-chome [map]
Area
Fukushima / NihonmatsuArea
Phone
0243555122
Duration
2019/10/4-10/6
Average attendance
About180,000people
Street stall
Yes
※※ About150spaces
Note
[Inquiries]0243-55-5122

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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