Saga prefecture


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Saga Prefecture - 佐賀県

in the northwest part of the island of Kyushu, Japan. It touches both the Sea of Japan and the Ariake Sea.
The capital is the city of Saga.

Part of former Hizen Province.
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. Aritayaki 有田焼 Arita Pottery .
Arita Ceramic Fair
in Spring and Autumn

Imari Ton-Ten-Ton Festival 伊万里トンテントン
held for 3 days every year near the end of October. Located in Imari City, the festival is one of the three great fighting festivals in Japan. In the festival a crashing battle takes place between the two huge portable shrines, the Ara-mikoshi and the Danjiri.
The name "Ton-Ten-Ton" represents the sound of drums used in the festival.

. Karatsu Kunchi 唐津くんち .
Karatsu Okunchi 唐津おくんち
The ninth daya of the ninth lunar month.

Kashima Gatalympics
held on mud flats around the end of May every year.
This sports festival is held at the tidal flats of the Ariake Sea, which has the biggest tidal range in Japan.
Participants compete at unique games, becoming muddy all over. Hilarious experiences of playing with mud on tidal flats have become popular, and it has grown into one of the most famous events of Saga Prefecture, participated by foreign students and invited athletes.

Saga Castle Town Doll Festival
Dolls dressed in traditional hand woven Saganishiki textiles are full of grace and gorgeousness. The dolls are displayed at historical buildings of Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras, such as, the Saga City Cultural Museum and Chokokan.

Saga International Balloon Fiesta
beginning of November
just outside of Saga City along the Kase River.


External LINKS :

source : www.asobo-saga.jp

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. Regional Folk Toys from Japan - GANGU . 

. Regional Dishes from Japan - WASHOKU .

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