Kamiyamada Onsen's Summer Festival is for the Suitengu, a water god. Originally it was in the hopes that the waters of the Chikuma River stay within the banks of the river. Nowadays, the levees pretty much take care of that. But the festival is still for the Suitengu, and perhaps because of that, it rains every festival. This year's festival will be held today and tomorrow and, of course, this morning it's raining. But the rain is forecasted to let up for this afternoon. So if you have a chance, come and check out our exciting festival!