Sakata Festival

19th May–21st May, 2018
Photo by Inook2011 used under CC

Held annually since 1609, this three day festival in the Japan Sea port town of Sakata is renowned for its giant lion head floats and unique wheeled floats.

The festival was originally known as the Sanno Festival but was renamed to the Sakata Festival in commemoration of a major conflagration in the town in 1976.

350 stalls line the parade route selling food, drinks and crafts.

Dates: 19th May–21st May, 2018
Venue: Nakamachi
Web: http://www.sakata-kankou.c...
Link in Japanese
Entry: Free
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