Each year from November 2nd to 4th, the city of Karatsu in Saga Prefecture holds the Karatsu Kunchi, a multi-day festival most notable for the colorful paper-maché floats that are drawn through the streets in a long procession. The festival typically attracts over 500,00 spectators from around the country each year, and in 2016 it was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

An array of brightly colored parade floats under a blue sky
Person in Japanese traditional festival clothing standing in a street

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