Akita Kanto Matsuri (Lantern Festival)
The oldest literature dealing with Kanto is the travel writing “Snowy Ancient Road” by Tsumura Soan in 1789, in which the original form of Kanto is described as – “Long cross poles which have many lanterns hanging from them. People march along to the sound of drums throughout the town, with the light of the lanterns spreading as far as about 200 to 300 meters.” It is an old and unique custom of Akita prefecture.
Address : 1 Kyokuhoku Sakaemachi, Akita-shi, Akita
URL : Official Site
Open hour : August 3-6 every year