36. Lake Towada Snow Festival (Yuki Matsuri)Lake Towada is a large lake in Northern Japan (Honshu) on the border between Aomori and Akita prefectures.
The Lake Towada Yuki Matsuri takes place at the start of February near the town of Yasumiya (south side of Lake Towada). It features local food, igloo bars complete with kotatsu, performances on a ice stage and fireworks.
37. Sawara MatsuriA float festival in Katori, Chiba that has a summer and autumn installment each year (mid July and mid October).
38. Nagaoka Grand Fireworks FestivalA two night fireworks festival (usually Aug 2nd & 3rd) in the city of Nagaoka, Niigata prefecture.
It's one of Japan's best fireworks shows. It's known for its use of unusually large 300 kilogram (660 pound) shells that create bursts 700 meters (almost half a mile) in diameter.
39. Sanuki Takamatsu FestivalThe Sanuki Takamatsu Festival is held August 12th to 14th in Takamatsu city, Kagawa prefecture (on the island of Shikoku). The 1st day of the festival is opening ceremonies, the 2nd day is a fireworks display and the 3rd day is a dance parade featuring 4000 dancers.
40. Tengu MatsuriA Tengu is a Japanese demon with a long red nose. Like so many figures of Japanese mythology he's complex — he's not exactly a good guy and not exactly a bad guy.
There are Tengu Matsuri all over Japan. Some festivals are aimed at getting rid of Tengu (usually by throwing beans at him). Others honour the Tengu.
The Tengu Matsuri in the tiny town of Furubira, Hokkaido (July) honors the Tengu. The Tengu makes an appearance and walks through fire.