Kakunodate matsuri

Kakunodate-matsuri is a Japanese festival celebrated from 7 to 9 September in Kakunodate, Akita. Its rites centre on Shinmei-sha shrine. As well as a procession and traditional dances, it is celebrated for the oyamabayashi in which the floats collide into each other. It has a 350-year history, and in 1991 was designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

Kakunodate matsuri

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