October 2019: Top Events Around Japan

Source: Japan Cheapo

October means autumn, and in Japan that means stunning fall festivals. So wherever you are this month, be sure to check out all the top events near you!
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Of course, 2019’s autumn months are filled with rugby events. For this post, we’ve stuck to other events, but check out our dedicated rubgy page for full game details!
Paantu Festival – Okinawa
A bizarre and somewhat creepy festival in Okinawa, the Paantu Festival is centered around mud. Villagers dress up as paantu—supernatural beings with long faces, using foliage and masks. They then parade through the town covering everything possible with mud, from cars to children—all to exorcise the evil spirits.
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