Dance in Yamaguchi

Gion Matsuri

During the Gion Matsuri, dedicated to warding off demons, the Sagi-mai (Egret Dance) is held at Yasaka-jinja on 20 July. On 24 July, Yamaguchi's streets come alive with 20m-high hand-pulled floats, 1000 dancers and …
Cultural in Yamaguchi

Tanabata Chōchin Matsuri

From 6 to 7 August, thousands of decorated paper lanterns illuminate the city, hanging from bamboo poles and in a street parade. A good place to see them is along commercial Eki-dōri, or leafy Park Rd in Kameyama-kō…