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Today’s Japan Photo: Akita Kanto Matsuri Manhole Cover

Today’s Japan Photo: Akita Kanto Matsuri Manhole Cover

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this interesting manhole cover that is found in Akita Prefecture, depicting the famous Kanto Matsuri that is held as part of the tanabata celebrations.

The Kanto Matsuri (“pole lantern festival”) is a Tanabata related celebration in Akita City, held every year from August 3rd to 6th. The highlight of the festival is an impressive display of skill in which performers balance kanto, or long bamboo poles with arrays of paper lanterns attached to the end.

Image Credit: davegolden flickr

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