Friday, August 26, 2011

Shinjo Festival

Shinjo Festival is well-known as the biggest float parade in Tohoku region with over 250-year history.

The festival was nominated for Nation's Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property two years ago.

What made the festival famous is the magnificence of floats called "Yatai".

Each neighborhood in the city constructs large and vivid scenes from Japanese or local history, folklore or fairy tales on wide floats.

If you want to see more floats, go to

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