FESTIVALS IN JAPAN - Oct 15 & 16

Kawagoe Matsuri Festival in Kawagoe, Saitama Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets., features a parade of 14 floats to the tune of Ohayashi festival music. The highlight of the festival is Hikkawase, in which the floats are pulled by townspeople jostling each other at three places in the city from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both days.

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