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Festivals in Japan 


Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival)

This festival originated in 869. It is one of the most famous festivals in Kyoto, Japan.
The festival takes place in the month of July and it lasts for the entire month.
The highlight of this festival is the procession of floats called “Yamaboko Junko”.

Yamaguchi Tanabata Chouchin Matsuri (Lantern Festival)

The origin of this festival is the lighting of the lantern by the king of Oouchi to pray for the happiness of the ancestors for Obon in the Muromachi period.
This is one of the Three Great Fire Festivals of Japan.
Many kinds of paper lanterns are displayed in different ways including the Chochin Mikoshi, and the mass dance adds more excitement to the festival.

Chichibu Yomatsuri (Chichibu Night Festival)

This festival is one of Japan’s top three festivals to feature floats, other than Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri.
The floats are ornately decorated with lanterns and the festival is accompanied by drum and flute music.
The other attraction about this festival is the fireworks display which lasts for a long time compared to other festivals.