Awa Odori (dance) at Mitaka Festival, Japan The Awa Dance Festival (阿波踊り Awa Odori) is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan.
The most interesting Japanese summer festivals: Nebuta float - Nebuta are gigantic lanterns that are designed to look like characters from kabuki dramas, myths and history. There're many Nebuta matsuri Festival in Japan.
"Tsukimi or Otsukimi, literally moon-viewing, refers to Japanese festivals honoring the autumn moon. The celebration of the full moon typically takes place on the day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar.
Tokyo Fire Department showcasing Hashigonori, traditional ladder acrobatics of the Edo period fire fighters. This was part of the New year ceremony held at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, Tokyo // Photo Sankei MSN