Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2018 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.   Yahiko Toro Matsuri or Lantern Festival at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata Pref., has a 1,000-year history and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. A parade of people holding torchlights starts from Mt. Hikone to the town and then the highlight of this festival, a procession of Mikoshi (two portable shrines), about 20 floats decorated with lots of lanterns, and hundreds people holding lanterns each, goes through the main streets of the town. A fireworks display is scheduled at Yahiko Koen (park).   (*reference: JNTO)   official website ››  http://www.e-yahiko.com/index.htm


  • Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.   Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.
      弥彦燈籠まつり(新潟県西蒲原郡弥彦村)

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