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Tonami-yotaka festival held in June
Location of Tonami in Toyama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Osamu Natsuno (since November 2012)|
|• Total||126.96 km2 (49.02 sq mi)|
|Population (April 30, 2011)|
|• Density||389.65/km2 (1,009.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Brown-eared Bulbul|
|Address||7-3 Sakae, Tonami-shi, Toyama-ken
Local culture and festivals
Sightseeing via hot air balloon is a popular activity in Tonami.
In 2006, the Yotaka festival was held on June 9 and 10th. Many parade floats purposely collide during the festival, drawing large crowds to witness the spectacle. The Yotaka festival event originally began in the neighboring town of Fukuno. It features competitions between groups carrying mikoshi portable shrines. "Yoiyasa" is a traditional saying shouted by many during the event. When it is night, lamps using paper shades are lit. This festival is a prayer for a good harvest of the fields.
There is a tulip park in Tonami, as well as a nationally recognized tulip festival that is held every year. There are various tulip there, and there is it now old an event is. There is a windmill for water drawers transferred by the Netherlands in Tonami. In this windmill, "DE VRIENDSCHAP" (friendship) is written, and is a symbol of friendship.
The Tonami tulip festival has 450 different kinds of tulips, and one hundred thousand tulips in all.
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- Tonami City official website (Japanese)
- Tonami City official website (English)
- Official Yotaka Festival website (Japanese)