Akita Kantō Festival
Skilled performers balance kantō: 12-meter high, 50kg bamboo poles decked out with dozens of lanterns resembling ears of rice.
The brilliant festival is a call for a good harvest in this far northwestern part of Japan.
Akita Kantō Festival: www.kantou.gr.jp/english/index…
Tōhoku Revival Calendar article: en.re-tohoku.jp/?p=7681