After visting Inuyama Castle 犬山城 yesterday, I think it is very appropriate for our Today’s Japan Photo series that we continue the trip in Aichi prefecture and participate in the Inuyama Festival 犬山祭り.
This photo was taken off Mainichi Japan’s Photo Journal and here’s the description:
Parade floats march through a cherry tree-lined street during the Inuyama Festival in the Aichi Prefecture city of Inuyama is this recent photo. The 380-year-old festival, which is designated as a significant intangible folk cultural asset of Japan, drew some 500,000 visitors over two days. (Mainichi)
And here’s a little more information that I sourced from the internet:
The festival is held on the 1st Saturday and Sunday of April at Inuyama City.
During the festival, there will be a parade of 13 three-tiered floats known as yama, and puppets will also be featured on the floats. The parade of the yama will be accompanied by the performances of flutes and drums. At night, the yama will be brightly decorated with 365 laterns which will brilliantly light up the streets.