A commenter asked about summer festivals in Fukushima Prefecture. Luckily, right afterwards, I happened upon this poster! The main part is advertising a summer festival in Fukushima City–but the bottom part lists dates for other parts of Tohoku.
Waraji Festival in Fukushima City–August 4th and 5th, 2017
On the left: Aomori Nebuta Festival. (SO FAMOUS!) August 2nd to August 7th, 2017
On the right: Akita…Somethingsomething mumblemumble Festival August 3rd to 6th, 2017
On the left: Morioka Sansa Odori August 1st to 4th, 2017
On the right: Yamagata Hanagasa Festival August 5th to 7th, 2017
On the left: Sendai Tanabata Festival August 6th to 8th, 2017 (Tanabata is now officially in July, but the old traditional calendar celebrated it in August.)
On the right: Fukushima Waraji Festival August 4th to 5th, 2017
This part of the poster says:
Together, let’s do our best!
Tohoku summer…Garnishment of Color…Summer Festival
(Tohoku Festival Network)
If you come to the festivals, you get a free kiss from me. What, you say you don’t WANT my kisses?????? (Why does everybody SAY that?!?!?!?!?)
And then…don’t forget the more minor festivals. Every town pretty much has some sort of festival in the summer. And each one features a kissing booth where you can get free kisses from me. (Noisily applies breath spray) Pucker up!