Yamaga Toro Matsuri 山鹿灯籠まつり Kumamoto (Aug.)
The Yamaga Toro Matsuri begins with the decoration of the dedicatory Toro lanterns on August 15th. Gold lanterns adorn the heads of the women who dance gently and elegantly. The lanterns sway to the melody of the “yoheho” tune in the Sennin Toro-odori dance, or 1,000 people lantern dance, creating an illusory and beautiful sight. The offering of the Agari Toro lanterns at Omiya Shrine brings the matsuri to a close.
See here for the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) matsuri page.
Throughout the city, Yamaga City, Kumamoto
Approx. 50 min. by bus from Tamana Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Approx. 80 min. by bus from Kumamoto Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Approx. 50 min. by taxi from Aso Kumamoto Airport.