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.