Jul 23, 2017

Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama

Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | Urawa, Saitama
Summer in Urawa is given a bright cheerful touch by a musical parade through the city by elementary through high school students, the Urawa Odori dance performed by several dozen groups in colorful costumes and more than 20 o-mikoshi (portable shrine) paraded along Nakasendo Road and the popular high-spirited dance Urawa Yosakoi.   (*reference: Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721urawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://minamiurawa-maturi.jp/         













浦和まつり みこしパレード・御渡(埼玉県さいたま市浦和区)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref.  
Kumagaya (熊谷市) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170728kumagai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/..         













大杉神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on float) at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on float) at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama  
Kumagaya (熊谷市) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721abare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/matsuri/dekijima.html












八坂神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市出来島)

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

22nd July - 20th August, 2017 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.
Visitors can take full pleasure in a sea of 210,000 sunflowers that is enclosed on all sides by the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kayagatake, and other mountains in sun-drenched Akeno Town, which gets the longest hours of sunlight in Japan.

Other festive events include photo contests, photo sessions with models, and outdoor markets.   (*reference: Hokuto City Tourism Association)  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727hokuto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/kankou/event/pe_0689.html         












北杜市明野サンフラワーフェス(山梨県北杜市)

Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri (dance, parade & fireworks), Kumamoto pref.

Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri (dance, parade & fireworks), Kumamoto pref.

22nd, 29th, 30th July and 5th August, 2017 | Amakusa, Kumamoto  
Amakusa (天草市) is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Amakusa City covers parts of two main islands, and six smaller islets.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720amakusa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://haiya.org/         












天草ほんどハイヤ祭り(熊本県天草市)

Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.
There is a festival in Uwajima, Ehime, featuring a parade dedicated to Gyuki.
Also known as Ushioni, Gyu-Ki is a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a spider.

It is vicious, brutal, and extremely belligerent, and is said to attack and devour humans who walk along beaches.

Its superhuman strength and relentless nature mean that once it sets its sights on you, there is no escape.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170722bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ushioni.gaina.ne.jp/         











和霊大祭・うわじま牛鬼まつり(愛媛県宇和島市)

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.  
Samurai Warrior Festival in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture features about 500 participants in samurai costumes who parade on horseback on a three kilometers course.

After a one-kilometer horse race riders fight for sacred clothes launched into the air in a ritual which is said to date back 1,100 years.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727souma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.minamisoma.lg.jp/index.cfm/9,0,77,html         












「相馬野馬追」福島県南相馬市