The Akita Kantō, one of the most spectacular festivals not only in Tohoku region but Japan, is taken place in Akita city to pray for a good harvest.
Around 200 of “Kantou”,12 meters long bamboo pole decorated with 46 hanging lanterns, are carried by a man individually to parade through the streets of Akita city.
This festival originated from “Neburi Nagashi” which was held for ridding illness and maliciousness in summer and already existed in the Horeki Period (1751–1764), in the middle of Edo era.
August 3rd -6th
Dates and functions are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
Akita City, Akita Prefecture