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5 Cool Events at the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Festivals Events Japanese Countryside Nagasaki Kyushu

2. Dragon Dance

2. Dragon Dance

Drawing inspiration from Chinese traditions, the dragon dance is one of the festival's trademark performances.

The dance is only performed by four of the seven city groupings, meaning it's not something that can necessarily be seen every year. Some of the districts' dances are marked by not one but two dragons dancing together.