Kaze-no-Bon, “Bon Dance of the Wind,” is a dance parade to pray for appeasing typhoons and for a bountiful harvest.
Young unmarried men and woman, who comes from Yao town, cover most of their faces with low-brimmed straw hats and wear same kimonos for each gender, dance in the street which is light up with hundreds of lanterns.
This festival has a history of about 300 years. In 1702, people of Yao towns successfully obtained the letter of permission, which was issued by Load Kaga for building a new town, from Yoneya Shoubei, founder of Yao town.
People of Yao celebrated that for three days and it is believed to be the origin of the festival.
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Yatsuo-machi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture