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Yamaga Lantern Festival
山鹿灯籠祭り

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This summer festival is held on August 15, 16, for two days,

which is inherited by the inhabitants of Yamaga City from the ancient times.

Yamaga lanterns are made with washi or Japanese papers rather than wood or metal,

this traditional handicraft has 500 years history.

Particularly, the best part of the festival is that women putting a lantern on the head dance elegantly on August 17,

which is called “Sennin Lantern Festival”.

The festival leads people to the fantastic world.

Access and Getting Around

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                                                                                                      Photo by Kumamoto Prefecture

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