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Takayama Spring Festival

Takayama Spring Festival

Originally posted on Michael Joseph Traves:
A 7am departure from Kanazawa and I was on my way to Takayama to attend the Sanno Matsuri (Takayama Spring Festival), one of the most popular festivals in Japan, with accommodations typically booked up a year in advance.  This year was no exception, however with the earthquake, tsunami, and…

Scenes from the Takayama Fall Festival

Scenes from the Takayama Fall Festival

Held twice a year, on April 14/15 andon October 9/10, this festival is considered to rank among the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. During the festival, this quiet country town changes magically as flags, lanterns, and dyed draperies decorate the houses. The highlight of the festival is a parade of majestic floats and ancient … Continue reading