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Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri: Enjoy the Dances of the Flower Hat Parade!

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival is considered to be one of Tohoku’s major festivals. It primarily centers on the “hanagasa,” which is a hat decorated with artificial flowers worn by adults and children as they parade through the streets of Yamagata City. The very first festival was held in 1964 which makes it relatively new. Every year,…