Members of the local Chinese community in Japan's Nagoya perform in traditional Chinese cheongsam dresses during a three-day celebration of the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival, on Sunday, January 8, 2017. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/Zhu Manjun]
Residents in central Japan's Nagoya celebrated China's Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year, in advance.
The three-day celebration, which lasted from January 7 to 9, was conducted through the form of a temple fair and attracted around 120,000 visitors.
A number of Chinese artists gave performances on a makeshift stage, including the face-changing stunts of Sichuan opera, acrobatics and lion dances.
The annual celebration in Nagoya, organized by the local Chinese community, is the largest, longest-running and most influential activity marking the Spring Festival in Japan.
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