Numerous cultural traditions of local people are great and impressive. Local folks respect their ancestors and follow ancient customs and age old traditions. The city of Osaka offers its guests great entertaining and cultural program including various ethnic festivals and fests. The Bon Festival is one of the most in demand ethnic fests among foreign guests. Impressive ethnic event lasts for three days. Another popular name of the festival is the Day of remembrance of dead.
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The boats are painted in bright colors, decorated with paper garlands and traditional lanterns. Local people sailing the boats sing ethnic songs accompanied with bass drum. Each ethnic fest is a fusion of unique traditions and customs. Local people follow many beliefs, legends and symbolic traditions which they are eager to share with foreign guests. It should be noted that local folks are rather cordial and welcoming towards tourists interested in local culture and traditions.
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On July 30, locals traditionally celebrate the Sumiyoshi Matsuri Festival. All the events within its framework are held in the above-mentioned temple (Sumiyoshi Taisha). It is the last carnival of the summer season. The festival itself is a fancy-dress parade with street musicians and mikoshi (traditional palanquins in which “kami” spirits are believed to live). The weight of some mikoshi can even reach 1800 kilograms, so cars are essential for their transportation. It is worth noting that this is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in all of Japan.
One of the largest cities in the country and a famous trading port and industrial center, Osaka is a city with rich history, wonderful climate and beautiful natural landscapes. Or course, … Open
Besides, Osaka offers music festivals, and the most popular one is the Summer Sonic Festival taking place in early August. It is dedicated to rock and its all possible subgenres, which are very popular in Japan. The permanent venue for the festival is the Maishima Sports Island Center. Among its headliners are always eminent bands and performances. Green Day, Marylin Manson, Slipknot, Guns N’Roses, Sum 41, Deep Purple, Bullet for my Valentine have been among them already. Besides foreign performers, you can listen to many Japanese bands at the musical event. The festival is held simultaneously in the Japanese city of Chiba. Thus, after giving a concert in one city, performers go to another one to please the audience once again.
It will be interesting to visit Osaka with children at any time of the year. One of the city's most visited attractions is Universal Studios Japan. It is a park themed on the famous American … Open