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KANAGAWA FESTIVAL & EVENTS YEAR ROUND

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April 29 ~ May 5 : Carp Streamers Koinobori Sagami River

Five wires are stretched across the Sagami River, which runs through the middle of Kanagawa, and roughly 1,200 carp streamers are hoisted up to blow in the wind. Carp streamers have long been a tradition in Japan to pray for children to grow up healthy and strong.

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Upstream from the Takada Bridge on the Sagami River (Suigotana, Sagamihara City)

May 3 : Odawara Hojo Godai Matsuri Festival

Odawara Hojo Godai Matsuri Festival Going to war ceremony, Bushi (warriors) costume parade, music parade & more.

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Odawara Castle Park at Odawara City

May 3 : The Yokohama International Costume Parade

The Yokohama International Costume Parade The parade is international in character. Chinese dragon dance, gorgeously decorated floats & more.

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Yamashita Park Kaigan-Dori Bashamichi Shopping Street Isezaki area at Naka Ward Yokohama City

May 4 & 5 : Zama Giant Kite Festival

Zama Giant Kite Festival Flying a big kite straight up into in the sky is an unusual event in which the kite is 13 meters square and weight 900 kg.

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Dry riverbed of Sagami River at Zama City

May 4 & 5 : Sagami Giant Kite Festival

Sagami Giant Kite Festival A traditional special event from the 19-century. The kite is about 14 meters on a side and weighs about 1 ton - the biggest one in Japan.

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Dry riverbed of the Sagami River at Sagami City

May 5 : Sagami Kono Machi Festival

Sagami Kono Machi Festival Six Shrines hold a joint festival.

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Sagamiko Town

May last Sun : Dosun Festival

Dosun Festival This festival involves a Kasagake event, which is horseback archery. They shoot at distant targets.

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Araihama Beach at Aburatsubo Miura City

May 28 : Soga no Kasayaki (Umbrella Burning) Festival

Soga no Kasayaki (Umbrella Burning) Festival Used umbrellas are presented and then burned for the presenter's good health.

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Jyozen-ji Temple at Odawara City

End May ~ Beg. June :
Yokohama Port Opening Commemorative Bazaar

Yokohama Port Opening Commemorative Bazaar This bazaar sells clothes, foods, plants and more.

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Yokohama Park at Naka Ward Yokohama City