Uchiwa Matsuri

Kumagaya City is located in northern Saitama Prefecture, and had been flourished as a post station on Nakasen-do Road in Edo era. The bank of Arakawa River which flows through the city is called “Kumagaya Sakura Zutsumi”, and has been known as a place famous for cherry blossoms since Edo era and also selected as one of the “Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites”. “Uchiwa Matsuri (fan festival)” held in a city area of Kumagaya City is a Gion Festival referred to as No. 1 in Kanto region. It will be held for three days from July 20th to 22nd, and twelve Japanese festival cars will parade in the city area while playing ohayashi (festival music). It is one of the biggest events in Kumagaya City along with Sakura Festival and Display of Fireworks, and a large number of visitors come to Kumagaya City to see it.

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