Summer Festival, Tobata Gion Oyamakasa
Tobata Gion Oyamagasa, is a summer festival in Tobata Kitakyusyu, held on the fourth Friday through Sunday in July every year.
This festival's major attraction is the ever-changing shapes of it four Yamakasa floats.
While decorated with majestic flags during the day, in the evening they turn into a "light pyramid" of 309 paper lanterns stacked in twelve levels 10 meters high, creating an fascinating beauty.
[Overview of Fukuoka-ken]