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This festival is held every year from July 19th to 23rd and is the main festival of the Yasaka Shrine in Kumadani City. The festival originates from an old tradition whereby each household used to cook sekihan (red rice) to ward off illness and...more
We attended the annual Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival in Kumagaya city, Saitama Prefecture. The Uchiwa three day Festival is one of the biggest summer events in Kumagaya. More than 750,000 people participate in the festival and it is referred to as the top festivals in the...More
This was an amazing experience. Hundreds of people pulling portable shrines along Kumagaya's roads. A festival of pomp and circumstance but also fun. Lots of street food stalls, smiling vendors and happy customers. Nothing like Tokyo, we were amazed how friendly the people of Kumagaya...More