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[Movie] Akita Kanto Festival begins

The Yomiuri Shimbun The Akita Kanto Festival, one of the three major festivals of the Tohoku region, began in central Akita on Thursday. Kanto are long bamboo poles with paper lanterns. A record number of them, 282, swayed and glowed against the night sky. Amid continuing recovery work for farms and homes affected by heavy rain, participants hoped to dispel negativity as they prayed for the productive growth of grain. The festival will be held through Sunday. [Released on August 4, 2017]

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