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Tenku no Fuyajo Festival

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Impressive lantern floats illuminate the night sky during this annual festival.

Tenku no Fuyajo Festival

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Tenku no Fuyajo is a modern festival inspired by ancient tradition. It began in 2013, after the discovery of a Meiji-era photograph, that depicted a large, Nagoya castle-shaped lantern float. This lantern float was recreated in its original size of 17.6-meters. Later, another float was created — towering at 24.1-meters, the Chikasue float is one of the largest lantern floats in Japan.

Every year in early August, these floats are pulled and paraded in Noshiro City along Route 101 beginning at Noshiro City Hall. Marvel at their size and design, and be carried away by the lively atmosphere and local people.

Take the JR Gono Line to Noshiro Station. The parade route is about a 15-minute walk from there. Paid parking is also available at surrounding locations.

Festival Dates: August 2nd and 3rd (2023)


Parade route: Noshiro City Hall ~ Torimachi (along Route 101)

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