Dec 4, 2016

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)

6th December, 2016 | Odawara, Kanagawa 

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri or Fire Festival is held in the compound of Ryokakuin Temple, Odawara, Kanagawa Pref.

The Buddhist monks chant various esoteric incantations and perform rituals, bearing broadaxes, halberds, bows and arrows from around 3 pm.

Then finally Hi-watari-shiki or rigorous religions practice of walking on burnt charcoal is conducted by monks from around 6 pm to 8 pm.








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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161206odawara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/kanko/event/DEC/hibusematuri.html











秋葉山火防(ひぶせ)祭 (神奈川県小田原市)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

4th, 11th and 18th December, 2016
Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai or Fireworks Display over Atami Beach, Atami, Shizuoka Pref., is scheduled from 8:20 pm to 8:45 pm (about 3,000 fireworks).









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/         











熱海海上花火大会

Warai-Kou (Laughing Battle), Hofu-City, Yamaguchi

Warai-Kou (Laughing Battle), Hofu-City, Yamaguchi

Who said that Japanese don't usually Smile or don't say have a sense of humor ?
You will find Big Laughing Men who are in very formal traditional dress at this Festival.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161201yamaguchi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.hofu.yamaguchi.jp/site/kankou-site/waraikou.html         












笑い講 (大道小俣地区その年の当屋宅(防府市大字台道))

Oguri Hangan Matsuri (parade & festival), Chikusei City, Ibaragi Pref.

Oguri Hangan Matsuri (parade & festival), Chikusei City, Ibaragi Pref.

4th December, 2016 | Chikusei City, Ibaragi Pref.  
The festival, which began in 1989, recreates the story of Oguri-Hangan, and is held annually on the first Sunday in December.

Aiming at revitalization of the town, several events are carried out at the site; local precuts market, musical performances, try-out booths and snack bars. Every year, more than 20,000 people visit the festival.   (*reference: Chikusei City)  









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161201chikuei.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.chikuseikanko.jp/index.php?code=22










小栗判官まつり(茨城県筑西市)

Tsururinko Matsuri (a tug and a pull event on Ice Skate Rink), at Bandai Atami Spa Ice Arena, Kouriyama City, Fukushima

Tsururinko Matsuri (a tug and a pull event on Ice Skate Rink), at Bandai Atami Spa Ice Arena, Kouriyama City, Fukushima

4th December, 2016 | at Bandai Atami Spa Ice Arena, Kouriyama City, Fukushima
Kōriyama is located in the center of Fukushima Prefecture in the Tōhoku region.
The Adatara mountains are to the north, Lake Inawashiro is to the west, and the Abukuma highlands are to the east. The Abukuma River flows through downtown Kōriyama.   (*reference: Wiki)  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161201tsururi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.bandaiatami.or.jp/












「磐梯熱海温泉つるりんこ祭」福島県郡山市

Toshikoshi Matsuri (Year End & New Year Festival), Yonezawa City, Yamagata Pref.

Toshikoshi Matsuri (Year End & New Year Festival), Yonezawa City, Yamagata Pref.

4th December, 2016 | Yonezawa City, Yamagata Pref.
Yonezawa is located in the southeast corner of Yamagata Prefecture, in the Yonezawa Basin.
The Mogami River flows through the city. Part of the city is within the borders of the Bandai-Asahi National Park.   (*reference: Wiki)  








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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161204yonezawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://yamagatakanko.com/log/?l=273171












保呂羽堂の年越し祭(山形県米沢市)

Dec 3, 2016

B-1 Grand Prix (fine food competition) Tokyo

B-1 Grand Prix (fine food competition) Tokyo

3rd - 4th December, 2016 | Tokyo  

B-1 Grand Prix is "selling each town" instead of only providing foods.

The exhibitors is not the restaurant cooks, but they are the groups developing the some projects at each town.

Members of groups will not only provide some local foods but also be walking with each original character, based on their historic, playing some instrument music and playing a part.


B-1 Grand Prix (fine food competition) Tokyo


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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161109b1.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]             B-1 official ››  http://b-1grandprix.com/



B-1グランプリ