Wakamatsu Port Festival
Wakamatsu Port Festival is a summer festival held in Wakamatsu, which used to be Japan�fs number one port in terms of the volume of coal being shipped.
The festival consists of the Dashi - a festival float shaped like a Goheita-fune (a boat used for transporting the coal), and a parade of young ladies wearing Yukata (a festival costume) dancing in rhythm to the Goheita-bayashi (an accompanying song) and Taru-taiko (a barrel drum) as they walk around the Wakamatsu downtown shopping center.
On the evening of the 3rd day, �gHi matsuri gyoji�h ( a fire festival) is held, an event which is connected to the legend of Kappa (a water imp), and about 2000 people with torches climb Mt. Takato-yama to create an enchanting spectacle.