Japan’s summer season transformed by coronavirus

Japan Today | Aug 1, 2020 at 11:24 PM
  • As the rainy season ends, Japan is entering summer without its typical scenes of festivals, fireworks and open beaches this year as the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the country.
  • Shonan and other famous beaches in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, are without huts or lifeguards as people have been advised to stay away amid strict coronavirus control measures.
  • Other famous festivals have been canceled, including the Aomori Nebuta festival, in which large illuminated floats parade in the city of Aomori, and the Sendai Tanabata Festival in Miyagi Prefecture, known for its hanging decorations.