Yamaga is an onsen (hot spring) town in Kumamoto Prefecture. They are known for a lantern festival where women dance with lanterns on their heads. I believe they have several festivals during the year where these women make an appearance. The one I went to last weekend, a street was decorated with countless thousands and thousands of candle lit bamboo and umbrella lanterns and in a nearby historic theater building (which dates back to the Meji era if I’m not mistaken), the women performed a very traditional dance with their lit lanterns on their heads. It was quite beautiful and ancient tradition to witness.