Yakage Summer Festival is famous for lanterns and dance.

The event heralds the arrival of summer to the town.
OKAYAMA

In the hottest mid-summer of August, 150 paper lanterns are hung along Honjin Street. This hanging type lantern cannot be found in other regions. The lanterns illuminate the former roadside post-station town, where a historical atmosphere remains. Traditional local dance is indispensable for the festival.

 

Yakage dancing is held on the fourth Saturday of August(The event is cancelled in 2020)

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ADDRESS:Yakage Shopping street, 2639, Yakage, Yakage-cho, Oda-gun, Okayama Prefecture
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