Kanto Matsuri is a lantern festival that takes place at the beginning of August in Akita city. By carrying 8 meters long bamboo poles with 46 paper lanterns weighing about 60 kg (which resemble the ears of rice plant) they pray for a good harvest of rice millet wheat and other grains. There are five ways to carry the kanto (pole) at the sounds of drums and flutes. Akita. Tohoku. Japan.
Kanto Matsuri est une fête des lanternes qui a lieu début août à...more »