The Nada no Kenka Matsuri is an especially high-spirited Shinto festival, which brings the local community together in an annual celebration of great cultural and spiritual significance.
Held in August during Obon, the Tottori Shan-Shan Festival is the region’s largest annual event, during which as many as 4,000 people perform choreographed dances with decorative umbrellas.
Each year in mid-September, the historic coastal town of Kishiwada proudly hosts the most widely known, well-attended and deadliest “danjiri”, or cart-pulling, festival in Japan.
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One of the most extraordinary festivals in Japan, Toba Dai Kagaribi (The Great Bonfire of Toba) has roots that can be traced back 1,200 years.
The Takisanji Oni Matsuri, which features a spectacular fire-based purification ceremony, is an annual ritual to pray for peace and good harvest for the coming year.
On August 6th each year, the city of Hiroshima holds the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in memory of the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realisation of lasting world peace.
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