Updated: May 07, 2017
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The Festival Of Good Harvest

This event is where gods are sent prayers for a profitable harvest. This festival will be held in Akita Prefecture, and it is one of the three great festivals of the Tohoku area alongside the Nebuta Festival in Aomori and the Tanabata Festival in Sendai.

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The festival of Good Harvest is a celebration for the hope of the good harvest in Japan. The name of this gorgeous festival is Akita Kanto Festival that is held annually from August 3 to 7 in Akita city, located in Tohoku, the northeastern region of Japan.
This festival original is "Neburi Nagashi" which was held for ridding bad vibes that cause illness and other misfortune and fluctuating drowsiness in summer.
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The event involves a large number of bamboo poles reaching to hundreds, carrying more than forty lanterns, furnished with gohei at its top.
"Kanto" has a long rod and a lot of lanterns. The rod use to resemble the rice stalk, and a Chochin(lantern) use to resemble a rice bag.
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They take it across the streets at night on the shoulders, foreheads, palms, or lower backs of the celebrants. It has been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
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