Yamaga Lantern Festival

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Kumamoto Yamaga Lantern Festival | Yamaga Toro Matsuri

Kumamoto Yamaga Lantern Festival | Yamaga Toro Matsuri

Thousands of Women Carry Lanterns on Their Heads

Thousands of Women Carry Lanterns on Their Heads

Yamaga Toro Matsuri (Yamaga Lantern Festival) is an annual festival in which thousands of women carry lanterns on their heads and dance to a traditional song played by shamisen.

The women wear kimonos and gracefully dance as they move with the light from the lanterns above their heads. Men also participate in the festival by recreating the welcoming of the Emperor.

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