My program only last until this December, sadly. However I love autumn in Japan. Fall is the season for harvest, so since long before, every city will celebrate harvesting with various activities. This tradition lasts until now. Take notice of the dates written on some brochures, e.g. Nagoya Calender (which can be found in your school’s office for foreign students).
Inuyama Matsuri is one of the famous festival in Japan for this lantern carts. This year this event was cancelled due to the coming typhoon. But after typhoon people are back to celebrate this great season.
Also I do advice, if you come early in summer, or catch the last part of summer festivals, it must be great experience too. Wear yukata and Japanese style slippers to the festivals, play games and watch fireworks.
Every season is great here.
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Cleo Zisang Yang
<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Cleo Yang is an Economics and Statistics major and Japanese minor studying at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. Studying on one of the most beautiful campuses in the US, she enjoys photography, reading, Japanese tea ceremony and her Japanese class every morning. For her, learning new things every day is the most satisfying feeling. While studying abroad in Japan she hopes to immerse herself in both traditional and modern Japanese culture, improve her Japanese to a higher level and make new friends.</span></p>