A float from Takayama Matsuri, one of the 3 most important festivals in Japan.
"Namahage Sedo Festival" at Shinzan Shrine, Oga, Akita prefecture will be held from today to 02/10, this year. Namahage is considered as a messenger of God. At the festival, Namahages come down from the mountain and dance with Taiko (drum) music in a bonfire. http://www.oganavi.com/data/024.php
"Enburi" festival will be held from 02/17 to 02/20 at Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture. Enburi dances are based on the working style of farmers when they plant rice. "Senbeijiru" (rice cracker soup) is served at the festival. http://www.hachinohe-cb.jp/festival.html
Takayama Matsuri, a traditional spring festival in Gifu, Japan.
Kanto Matsuri (Festival) in Akita
Nigatsudo hall at Todaiji in Naraon on March 1, 2012, during the temple's Omizutori festival.
Annually, in early December, the small town of Chichibu, near Tokyo, hosts one of Japan’s most spectacular yomatsuri (night festivals) which is considered one of the three grandest float festivals in Japan.