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Before the summer comes to an end, here are some Japanese festivals that take place in August :
The Nebuta Festival (ねぶた祭り) is a large lantern float festival that is said to have originated from a fedual lord’s desire to make his army seem larger and intimidating
Yoshida No Hi Matsuri (吉田の火祭り) is known for its bonfires and marks the end of the Fuji Mt. climing season
Hanagasa Matsuri (花笠まつり) is a flower hat festival where participants dance with red flowered hats