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[Movie] Magnificent floats in Chichibu

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe main event of the Chichibu Yomatsuri festival, named an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, was held in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, on Dec. 3 with magnificent floats and fireworks in the winter sky. About 304,000 visitors attended. The Chichibu Yomatsuri festival is over 300 years old and one of three major float festivals in the nation, the other being the Gion Festival in Kyoto and the Takayama Festival in Gifu Prefecture. [Released on December 4, 2017]

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