1. Kanto Festival (Akita)See also 秋田竿燈まつり あきたかんとうまつり
2. street lightSee also 街灯
Wikipedia definition
3. Akita KantōThe Akita Kantō is a Japanese festival celebrated from 3-6 August in Akita City, Akita Prefecture in hope for a good harvest. Around two hundred bamboo poles five to twelve metres long, bearing twenty-four or forty-six lanterns, topped with gohei, and weighing up to fifty kilograms, are carried through the streets by night on the palms, foreheads, shoulders, or lower backs of the celebrants. The festival is first referred to in a travel diary of 1789 The Road Where the Snow Falls .
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