Top 3 Japanese Summer Festivals
Tanabata Matsuri takes place from July 7 to the end of August every year. Depending on the local area, people will have different ways to choose the date. Tanabata Matsuri is Japan's most popular summer festival and is also known as the Seven Deadly Festivals – similar to the Niu Lang Zhi Nu festival.
1. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival
The most splendid fireworks festival of the year cannot be ignored Sumidagawa. This Japanese summer festival is held regularly on the last Saturday of July with its full Japanese name Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai.
On this occasion, visitors to Japan will admire the majestic scenery full of light. The fireworks display in a row, brilliant in the night sky. Normally, Japanese people welcome the festival in 2 areas mainly Sumida district where the Skytree tower is located and Taito district.
2. Tanabata Festival
Tanabata Matsuri takes place from July 7 to the end of August every year. Depending on the local area, people will have different ways to choose the date. Tanabata Matsuri is the most popular Japanese summer festival and is also known as The Seven Deadly Festivals – similar to the Niu Lang Zhi Nu festival.
Tanabata's Death Ceremony tells the love story between cowherd Hikoboshi and the fairy Orihime. They must be separated, only seeing each other on the day of their death each year. Therefore, this festival is also an opportunity for people to pray for luck. However, people celebrate Tanabata Matsuri not only because of this love story but also contains many other beauties in Japanese culture.
3. Hanagasa Matsuri Festival
The Japanese Summer Festival Hanagasa Matsuri is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy traditional dances and songs. This is considered the largest festival in the Tohoku region that is held for 3 days.
The Hanagasa holiday is the place where more than 10,000 dancers from all over the world come together to celebrate the holiday with unique dances. Residents and tourists alike will take to the streets to celebrate the festival. The girls, wearing straw hats on their heads, began to dance with a bustling, steady rhythm. Along with that are the slogans “Yassho! Makkasho!” of people to express excitement and excitement.
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