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Let’s go to Matsuri!
Introducing the Japanese festivals held in August.
In Japan, there is an event called OBON in August, it is a Buddhist festival to honor the spirit of our ancestors.
Many areas hold summer festivals during this time.
Especially Awa-odori is world famous festival.
Also three great festivals, Akita Kanto Festival, Aomori Nebuta Festival, and Sendai Tanabata Festival are famous in the Tohoku district. A big festival is held in this way in each prefecture.
If you like festivals, it is recommended to come to Japan in August!
徳島県では阿波踊りは世界的にも有名です。東北地方では、東北三大祭りの、秋田竿燈祭り、青森ねぶた祭り、仙台七夕祭りを筆頭に 各県で大きなお祭りが行われます。
Matsuri in August
(Cited from Awaodori Fools)
JanuaryNew Year festival etc.   JulyGion Festival etc.
FebruarySetsubun etc.   AugustThe three major festivals in Tohoku etc.
MarchHinamatsuri(doll's festival)   SeptemberDanjiri Festival etc.
AprilCherry blossom festival   OctoberNada-no-Kenka Festival etc.
MayChildren's day etc.   NovemberKaratsu Kunchi etc.
JuneKibune-jinja Shrine boat festival etc.   DecemberChichibu Yomatsuri Festival etc.