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Furutone Gawa Floating Lantern Festival | SUGITO TOWN

August 1 @ 17:30 - August 2 @ 21:00

Free
Furutone river floating festival

Furutone Gawa (Furotone River) Floating Lantern Festival – tentative for 2020, 2019 information below.

From the official Sugito Town tourism site, click to be redirected

Between 200 and 300 floating lanterns are sent down Furutone gawa (river), including Japan’s largest lantern, during this traditional festival in Sugito Town.  Two lines of lanterns float on the river in what is called “The Milky Way that fell to the Ground”.  Each lantern is unique, with different pictures and designs. They are handmade by people of the town.

The lanterns are most stunning at night, but during the day the people of the town band together to create a festival atmosphere. They have music, dance and traditional folk performances. There are also stage performances over the two day celebration. About 35,000 people come to witness this spectacular scene.

They usually conclude the two day fair with a fireworks display, but this year they are having fireworks on both the Saturday and Sunday night.

Access Furutone Gawa Floating Lantern Festival

Close to the Tobu Skytree line’s Tobu Doubutsu Koen Station; about a one minute walk.

15 minutes from Satte IC on the Ken-O Expressway.

Map in the grey details box below.

For more festivals and summer events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.

Official information on the Sugito Tourism Website.

Details

Start:
August 1 @ 17:30
End:
August 2 @ 21:00
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.kankou.sugito.info/?p=6932

Venue

Tobudobutsu Station
1 Chome-6 Chūō,
Miyashiro-machi, Minamisaitama-gun,, Saitama-ken 345-0821
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