22HF Akita Kanto Festivai
Akita
Participation years from 2006(12th)

“Kanto” (Lanterns borne by a bamboo pole) Festival Pole festival was started as a folk event to protect people from sickness and evil. Neburi-Nagashi Festival was the event to pray for the rich harvest and the success for arts and crafts, and together with the Tanabata festival, which was held on the next day, respectively, July 7, these festivals were welcome the following Obon festival, held on July 15 (the lunar calendar).