Japan, Otawara & Nasu (local area), Tochigi Prefecture

Yoichi Festival

Yoichi Festival or Yoichi Matsuri is held in August in Otawara city, centered downtown in the Kanodoro area. ¬†Yoichi is ‘Nasu no Yoichi’ our local hero and mascot, who famously shot down a fan on a small boat from the back of a horse in the battle of the Heike in the 12th century.There are street stalls everywhere selling food,…

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