Tohoku Sandai Matsuri (Nebuta Festival/Kanto Festival/Sendai Tanabata Festival) August 2nd - 8th

06/01/2017
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Tohoku Sandai Matsuri (Nebuta Festival/Kanto Festival/Sendai Tanabata Festival) August 2nd - 8th
"Nebuta Festival (August 2nd - 7th) is a parade of lantern floats inspired by Kabuki stories. It is built by gluing washi (Japanese paper) onto the main structure made from wood and wire. It is lit using over 700 light bulbs placed in the structure. These ""Nebuta"" floats (approximately 5m tall and 9m wide) parade down the streets of the city.
Kanto Festival (August 3rd - 6th) is a parade where multiple lanterns modeling a straw rice bag is hung on a bamboo pole and are carried through the main streets balanced on the performers' shoulders and lower backs.
Sendai Tanabata Festival (August 6th - 8th) is a festival to welcome the god of rice fields and is quite different from the Nebuta Festival in Aomori or Kanto Festival in Akita, where the purpose is to send off the gods. This festival grew out of an old tradition where people would pray to the god of rice fields for a good harvest as to overcome severe damages caused by the cold weather."



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