Awa Odori (Tokushima Prefecture)
This is one of the largest festivals in Japan and traces its history back more than 400 years. It is held over 4 days in mid-August every year. The 2021 festival will be held on a smaller scale than usual.
Akita Kanto Festival & Aomori Nebuta Festival
These 2 festivals feature massive lanterns that color the night sky, and are held in early August. In 2021, both of these festivals have been canceled.
Kishiwada Danjiri Festival (Osaka Prefecture)
Giant floats are pulled through the city streets, negotiating corners at breakneck speed. This intense festival is held over 2 days each year in mid-September. The 2021 festival will go ahead, but on a reduced scale.