Aug 26, 2016

Mikawa Isshiki Chouchin Matsuri (lantern-light parade), Nishio City, Aichi

Mikawa Isshiki Chouchin Matsuri (lantern-light parade), Nishio City, Aichi

26th - 27th August, 2016 | Nishio City, Aichi Pref.  
Nishio is situated on the northern coast of Mikawa Bay on the Pacific Ocean in southern Aichi Prefecture. The city lies along the eastern bank of the Yahagi River.
Sheltered by Chita Peninsula and Atsumi Peninsula, the local climate is mild. Parts of the city lie within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.   (*reference: Wiki)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160826isiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.aichi-kanko.jp/search/detail.asp?id=1488













三河一色大提灯まつり(愛知県西尾市)

Yoshida-no-Hi-Matsuri, or fire festival, of Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.

Yoshida-no-Hi-Matsuri, or fire festival, of Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.

26th - 27th August, 2016 | Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.
Yoshida-no-Hi-Matsuri, or fire festival, of Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets, is held to mark the end of the Mt. Fuji climbing season.

A parade of two mikoshi (portable shrine) starts from Sengen Shrine to the otabisho (portable shrine resting place), and then to Hi-matsuri, the main event of this festival in which about 80 giant torches placed along the National Road No. 139 (near Fujisan-eki Station) are set on fire, is held.   (*reference: Japan Times)  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160826ysd.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  https://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/...












吉田の火祭り(北口本宮冨士浅間神社と境内社諏訪神社)

Aug 25, 2016

Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo

Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo

26th & 27th August, 2016 | Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo  
The Otsuka Awa Odori (dance festival) has been held annually in late August since its start in Minami Otsuka in 1971. More than 1,000 dancers participate every year, filling the community with excitement.

At the festival eve celebration on the day before the parade, there are ceremonies, and then each troupe demonstrates its Awa Odori dancing.
After the opening ceremony, the parade—which continues from around 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.—starts off with the Awa Odori dancing of each individual troupe.

More than 10 dance troupes participate every year and the evening is exciting for dancers and spectators alike.   (*reference: Toshima City Tourism Association)  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160824otuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ohtsuka-awaodori.com/         













大塚阿波踊り(東京都豊島区南大塚)

Oeda Matsuri & Bon Dance at Hamamachi Park, Tokyo

Oeda Matsuri & Bon Dance at Hamamachi Park, Tokyo

26th & 27th August, 2016 | Hamamachi Park, Tokyo  
* The Bon festival dance is an event enjoyed in groups at night during the season of Bon, the Buddhist festival for the dead held around the fifteenth of August (or July in some regions).













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160823oedo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] www.city.chuo.lg.jp/kurasi/komyunitei/ooedomaturi.html











大江戸まつり盆おどり大会(東京都中央区日本橋浜町 浜町公園)

Yotaka Andon Matsuri (lantern light parade), Numata Town, Hokkaido

Yotaka Andon Matsuri (lantern light parade), Numata Town, Hokkaido

26th & 27th August, 2016 | Numata Town, Hokkaido  
A Japanese festival where parade floats charge and fight.  







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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160823yotaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.town.numata.hokkaido.jp/section/nougyou/ujj7s30000001g7v.html         












夜高あんどん祭り(北海道雨竜郡沼田町)

Aug 24, 2016

JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW 2016 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW 2016 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

25th - 27th August, 2016 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
The “Japan DIY Homecenter Show”, which will be held this year for the 52nd time (the total number of shows in both East and West Japan) was first held in 1978.

It is now one of the largest comprehensive lifestyle-related exhibitions in Japan and aims to help popularize and raise awareness of the sound practice of DIY, contributing to the overall development of the home-improvement center industry and to a richer lifestyle for people living in Japan through cooperation between manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of DIY-related products and materials, bringing together a wide range of products and services under one roof, and leading to the creation of vibrant business opportunities, the exchange of ideas, and improved publicity for the industry vis-à-vis general consumers.









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160829diy.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.diy-show.jp/














ジャパン DIYホームセンターショウ(幕張メッセ)

Aug 23, 2016

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

24th - 26th August, 2016 | Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.
Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, with a 250-year history, is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival features a parade of floats bedecked with historical figures, castles and artificial flowers, going on the city's main streets.

Mikoshi (portable shrine) accompanied by people in traditional costumes starts from Tenman-gu Shrine, parading through the city.
Shishi-odori (local dance by men wearing deer-like hoods) to be dedicated to the shrine is performed in Mogami Koen Park , and on Minami Honcho-dori Street.  









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160824snj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://shinjo-matsuri.jp/






新庄まつり(山形県新庄市)