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☆水郷祭 ・ Lakeside Festival Suigōsai☆

2015.07.17 (Fri)

水郷祭

First held in 1949 due to the efforts of a youth group in Yurihama’s Matsuzaki area, the Suigōsai festival was named to give thanks to the god of Lake Tōgō for providing safety and bountiful catches for its fishermen. Suigōsai has come to be a representative summer festival for the San’in region with activities including Rōnin dancing, fireworks over Lake Tōgō, stalls, and setting paper lanterns afloat.

 

1949(昭和24)年、松崎地区の青年グループの手によって始まり、漁業の安全と豊漁を湖の神に感謝する意味で、名称を水郷祭と決められました。祭りは、灯ろう流し、浪人踊、湖上花火などが行われ、露店も立ち並ぶ山陰を代表する夏祭りとして発展しています。

 

※See more about this year’s festival at my prior post!

 

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