Feb 20, 2017

Hatsu Uma Sai (Dancing Horse with colorful bell), Kirishima, Kagoshima

Hatsu Uma Sai (Dancing Horse with colorful bell), Kirishima, Kagoshima

19th February, 2017 | Kirishima, Kagoshima
Kirishima attractions include Kirishima Shrine, which is designated Important Cultural Property and the nearby hot springs at Myoban, Yunotani and Shin-yu.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170303kirishima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.kirinavi.com/











初午祭(はつう まさい、鈴かけ馬おどり)鹿児島神宮 鹿児島県霧島市

Feb 19, 2017

Kagi-Hiki matsuri (Log Tugging Battle) at Nakatsu Shrine, Kanoya, Kagoshima Pref.

Kagi-Hiki matsuri (Log Tugging Battle) at Nakatsu Shrine, Kanoya, Kagoshima Pref.

19th February, 2017 | at Nakatsu Shrine, Kanoya City, Kagoshima Pref.
Kanoya is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170217kanoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kanoyashi-kankokyokai.jp/event/event02.html














「かぎ引き祭り」中津神社(鹿児島県鹿屋市)

Akiyoshidai (karst tableland) Burning Ritual, Mine City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Akiyoshidai (karst tableland) Burning Ritual, Mine City, Yamaguchi Pref.

19th February, 2017 | Mine City, Yamaguchi Pref.
Mine is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170217akiyoshidai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://english.karusuto.com/












「秋吉台の山焼き」山口県美祢市

Feb 18, 2017

Gomikake Matsuri (Shinto Spring Festival) at Kawazoe Shrine, Odai Town, Mie Pref.

Gomikake Matsuri (Shinto Spring Festival) at Kawazoe Shrine, Odai Town, Mie Pref.

19th February, 2017 | at Kawazoe Shrine, Odai Town, Mie Pref.
Ōdai is located in southeastern Kii Peninsula in central Mie Prefecture. An inland municipality, Ōdai extends almost the width of Mie Prefecture from east to west, but is narrow north to south.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170217gomikake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kankomie.or.jp/spot/detail_19363.html












「川添神社ごみかけ祭」三重県多気郡大台町

Ino Daikokusama at Sugimoto Jinja Shrine, Ino Town, Kochi Pref.

Ino Daikokusama at Sugimoto Jinja Shrine, Ino Town, Kochi Pref.

18th February, 2017 | Sugimoto Jinja Shrine, Ino Town, Kochi Pref.
Ino is a town located in Agawa District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. The town is famous for the production of Japanese paper.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170221koci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.attaka.or.jp/kanko/dtl.php?ID=929










土佐の福の神「いの大国さま」椙本神社(高知県吾川郡いの町大国町)

Ofuku-Birakisai (Naked Festival) at Kui-Inari Shrine, Mihara City, Hiroshima Pref.

Ofuku-Birakisai (Naked Festival) at Kui-Inari Shrine, Mihara City, Hiroshima Pref.

18th February, 2017 | at Kui-Inari Shrine, Mihara City, Hiroshima Pref.
The port of Mihara sits pretty much in the center of Hiroshima prefecture’s Seto Inland Sea coastline, 20 minutes by bullet train from Hiroshima and right between Takehara and Onomichi.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170216mihara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kankou.pref.hiroshima.jp/mihara/event/2262.html












「御福開祭 裸まつり」久井稲生神社(広島県三原市)

Feb 17, 2017

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama

18th February, 2017 | Saidai-ji, Okayama
A mysterious and exciting night festival. Almost fully-naked men compete for good luck charms.  

One of the three most eccentric festivals of Japan. Nine thousand men wearing only loincloths struggle fiercely with one another over a pair of lucky sacred sticks measuring 4 cm in diameter and 20 cm in length, thrown into the crowd by the priest from a window 4 m up.

Anyone who luckily gets hold of the shingi and thrusts them upright in a wooden measuring box known as a masu which is heaped with rice is called the lucky man, and is blessed with a year of happiness.

The other lucky items are bundles of willow strips, and although 100 of these are thrown into the crowd, it is not an easy task to catch them.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170216okayama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
official website ››  http://www.okayama-japan.jp/en/ | ››  http://www.saidaiji.jp/website/eyou











「西大寺会陽(えよう)」 裸祭り (岡山市)