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Bamboo poles hanging paper lanterns

Kanto Matsuri

A chorus of bamboo flutes signals the start of the festival and immediately various groups of men hoist the 12-meter bamboo poles hanging paper lanterns into the air. The Kanto festival can best be described as a performance of local groups showcasing their amazing dexterity and remarkable balancing prowess.
Highlight: see participants balance 50kg lantern poles
Aug. 3 - 6

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Kanto Matsuri

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