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Places noted in connection with Toyama literature

3. Yatsuo

Isamu Yoshii, Osamu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Itsuki

Along with the brisk breeze of autumn comes the Owara Kaze no Bon festival, which is observed from September 1 to 3 in the town of Yatsuo. Men and women wearing amigasa (half-moon shaped straw hats) parade in a procession through the town as they dance to melancholic music and the sound of the kokyū, a traditional Japanese string instrument. The festival was featured in Osamu Takahashi’s Kaze no Bon Koiuta and Hiroyuki Itsuki’s Kaze no Hitsugi. The district is also the home of a monument inscribed with a tanka poem by Isamu Yoshii.

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