EventsAkita Kanto Matsuri (Kanto Festival)

The Kanto Festival has a long history as Neburi Nagashi (an event to sweep drowsiness away) to repel summer illnesses and evil spirits. You will be quite overwhelmed to see stalwart men skillfully manipulating and balancing huge kanto, long bamboo poles decorated with many paper lanterns, with a weight of 50 kilograms and a height of 12 meters. This festival has been designated a Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Japan.

Akita Kanto Matsuri (Kanto Festival)


August 3 -6, 2016



Kanto-dori street(Akita City)


From Akita Station, about 14 minute walk


Admission Fee ・box seat : 20,000yen ・S seat : 2,600yen ・A seat : 2,100yen



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