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the parade of traditional hanagasa dance

Hanagasa Matsuri

The iconic nature of the parade is seen in the use of traditional agricultural workers’ hats, decorated with safflowers. The parade features all ages, with many young children dressed in traditional yukata. At the end of the festival, everyone is invited to celebrate and join in the last float, dancing the traditional hanagasa dance.
Highlight: different types of dances using straw flower hats.
Aug. 5 - 7

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Hanagasa Matsuri

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