Traditional rocket festival in Chichibu www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 4¬†months, 2¬†weeks ago in Art & Culture

People in Chichibu, a city north of Tokyo, launched hand-made rockets on Sunday to express their gratitude for the season's harvest.

The annual festival, held in a mountainous region of the city, dates back several centuries. The rockets, described as dragons, are made from hollowed pine tree logs.