Feb 28, 2013

Design Ah! Exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

Design Ah! Exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

8th February - 2nd June, 2013 | at 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo


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「デザインあ展」21_21 DESIGN SIGHT(東京ミッドタウン・ガーデン)

Kiwara Fudoson Taisai (Spring Fire Festival), Kumamoto

Kiwara Fudoson Taisai (Spring Fire Festival), Kumamoto

28th February, 2013 | at Kiwara Fudoson Temple, Kumamoto


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木原不動尊 春季大祭(きわらふどうそん)熊本県

Feb 26, 2013

A phenomenon called "Pearl Fuji", a full moon overlaps the top of Mt. Fuji

A phenomenon called "Pearl Fuji", a full moon overlaps the top of Mt. Fuji

26th February, 2013 | at Mt. Fuji, the most famous mountain in JapanMt. Fuji is the most famous mountain in Japan. Many people have been fascinated by its beautiful appearance.
There is a phenomenon called "Pearl Fuji" which means a full moon overlaps the top of Mt. Fuji when moonrise or moonset. It looks like a pearl on a pedestal. There are many people at the observation point.

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パール富士

Feb 25, 2013

Warabino Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), Yotsukaidou City, Chiba

Warabino Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), Yotsukaidou City, Chiba

25th February, 2013 | Yotsukaidou City, Chiba

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「和良比の裸祭り」千葉県四街道市

Yamaga Lantern Festival at Omiya Shrine, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Pref.

Yamaga Lantern Festival at Omiya Shrine, Yamaga City, Kumamoto

Every weekend in February, 2013 | at Omiya Shrine, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Pref.

Women with lit paper lanterns on their heads and dressed in cherry colored kimonos dance elegantly in the Yamaga Lantern Festival. It is a festival led by women, which is uncommon in Kyushu.
The festival derives from a traditional legend that says when the emperor visited Omiya Shrine a long time ago, a mist emerged, so the villagers welcomed him with torchlights.
The Yamaga Lantern, a traditional art craft that originated in the Muromachi period, is made without the use of wood or metal fittings.
The Lantern somewhat resembles Japanese women, who look frail on the surface, but are strong deep down inside.


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「山鹿灯籠浪漫・百華百彩」豊前街道・八千代座(熊本県山鹿市)

Feb 24, 2013

Tokyo Marathon 2013, Tokyo

Tokyo Marathon 2013, Tokyo

24th February, 2013 | Tokyo

Tokyo Marathon draws over 30,000 runners and is usually won by an African, with good showings by Japanese runners.  


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東京マラソン

Feb 23, 2013

Godairiki-san with Giant Rice Cake Lifting Competition, Kyoto

Godairiki-san with Giant Rice Cake Lifting Competition, Kyoto

23rd February, 2013 | at Daigoji Temple, KyotoA competition for rice cake lifting was held at Golden Hall of Daigoji Temple on February 23 from 12 noon.
Participants wishing for a state of perfect health and safety compete to see for how long they can hold the rice cakes in their arms. Women lift rice cakes of 90kg, the men, 150kg ones.

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「五大力さん(餅上げ力奉納)」京都・醍醐寺

Katsuyama Sagichou (Spring Fire Festival), Fukui Pref.

Katsuyama Sagichou (Spring Fire Festival), Fukui

23rd - 24th February, 2013 | Katsuyama City, Fukui Pref.

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Katsuyama Sagichou (Spring Fire Festival), Fukui

「勝山左義長まつり」福井県勝山市

Feb 22, 2013

Katsuura Big Dolls' Festival, Katuura City, Chiba Pref.

Katsuura Big Dolls' Festival, Katuura City, Chiba Pref.

22th February - 3rd March, 2013 | Katuura City, Chiba Pref.


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「かつうらビッグひな祭り」千葉県勝浦市

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri (Dancing Naked Festival), Inazawa, Aichi

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri (Dancing Naked Festival), Inazawa, Aichi

22nd February, 2013 | at Konomiya Shrine, Inazawa, Aichi


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国府宮はだか祭(国府宮神社―愛知県稲沢市)

Feb 17, 2013

Hachinohe Enburi (Dancing and praying), Hachinohe, Aomori

Hachinohe Enburi (Dancing and praying), Hachinohe, Aomori

17th - 20th February, 2013 | Hachinohe, AomoriDancing and praying for a rich harvest.A dance expressing farm work to signal the arrival of the northern spring.
Dancers called tayu, flute-players, drummers, players sounding bells known as kane and singers form groups of 10-30 members which parade through the city. Every year, over 30 groups including children's groups wearing colorful costumes participate in this event.
This is a festival praying for a rich harvest, and in the old days the dancers used to carry farm tools called eburi when performing their dance. Enburi, the name of this festival, is believed to have derived from this eburi.

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八戸えんぶり(青森県)

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

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

17th February, 2013 | at Nakatsu Shrine, Kanoya City, Kagoshima Pref.


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「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

17th February, 2013 | Mine City, Yamaguchi Pref.


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「秋吉台の山焼き」山口県美祢市

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

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

17th February, 2013 | at Kawazoe Shrine, Odai Town, Mie Pref.


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「川添神社ごみかけ祭」三重県多気郡大台町

Red and White Plum Blossoms and Rinpa Masterpieces at MOA MUSEUM OF ART, Atami, Shizuoka

Red and White Plum Blossoms and Rinpa Masterpieces at MOA MUSEUM OF ART, Atami, Shizuoka

1st February - 20th March, 2013 | at Moa Museum of Art, Atami, Shizuoka


Main Exhibits: Exhibition Highlights

:: RED AND WHITE PLUM BLOSSOMS Ogata Kōrin(1658-1716) Edo period, 18th c. National Treasure
:: THE EMPRESS AKIKONOMU Ogata Kōrin(1658-1716) Edo period, 18th c.
:: WRITING BOX Attributed to Hon'ami Kōetsu(1558-1637) Momoyama - Edo period, 17th c. Important Cultural Property
:: STORY ABOUT NISHI-NO-TAI Scene from the Tales of Ise Attributed to Tawaraya Sōtatsu Edo period, 17th c.
:: ROOSTER Tawaraya Sōtatsu Edo period, 17th c.
:: SNOW, MOON AND FLOWERS Sakai Hōitsu(1761-1829) 
Dated 1820, Edo period  Important Art Object

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 国宝「紅白梅図屏風」と琳派展 MOA美術館(静岡県熱海市)

Spirit of Rimpa School at Yamatane Museum of Art, Shibuya, Tokyo

Spirit of Rimpa School at Yamatane Museum of Art, Shibuya, Tokyo

9th February - 31st March, 2013 | at Yamatane Museum of Art, Shibuya, Tokyo


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「琳派から日本画へ ─和歌のこころ・絵のこころ─」山種美術館(東京都渋谷区広尾)

Hanazono-no-Onda-mai (Dance & swing the mattock) at Henshouji Temple, Katsuragi Town, Wakayama

Hanazono-no-Onda-mai (Dance & swing the mattock) at Henshouji Temple, Katsuragi Town, Wakayama

17th February, 2013 | at Henshouji Temple, Katsuragi Town, Wakayama


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花園の御田舞(和歌山・かつらぎ町花園村)

Kabuki: Theaters during the Edo Period, at Suntory Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

Kabuki: Theaters during the Edo Period, at Suntory Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

6th February - 31st March, 2013 | at Suntory Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo


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「歌舞伎 江戸の芝居小屋」サントリー美術館(東京都港区赤坂)

Treasures from Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji — Sesshu, Tohaku, Sotatsu, and Jakuchu, at Ishibashi Museum of Art in Kurume City, Fukuoka

Treasures from Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji — Sesshu, Tohaku, Sotatsu, and Jakuchu, at Ishibashi Museum of Art in Kurume City, Fukuoka

12th January - 10th March, 2013 | at Ishibashi Museum of Art in Kurume City, FukuokaOn display in two venues, Ishibashi Museum of Art and Arima Memorial Museum, are works from the collections of Shokoku-ji, Rokuon-ji (Kinkaku), Jisho-ji (Ginkaku), and Daikomyo-ji.
There are 71 choice masterworks including a National Treasure and Important Cultural Properties.
With “color and monochrome” and “China and Japan” as the keywords, the development of Japanese art from Sesshu to Ito Jakuchu is surveyed through these works. 
Master artists of established reputation are lined up. Do not miss the spectacular show transcending space-time!


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「金閣・銀閣の寺宝展 雪舟、等伯、宗達、そして若冲」石橋美術館(福岡県久留米市)

Gobou-Kou (Burdock Roots Eating Festival), Echizen City, Fukui Pref.

Gobou-Kou (Burdock Roots Eating Festival), Echizen City, Fukui Pref.

17th February, 2013 | Echizen City, Fukui Pref.


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「ごぼう講」福井県越前市

Feb 16, 2013

Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival at the Tokyo Dome

Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival at the Tokyo Dome

16th - 24th February, 2013 | at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival at the Tokyo Dome features 80,000 orchids from 24 countries.
The 3,000 species on display represent 10 percent of the world's orchid species. Tickets cost about ¥2,000 at the door.
The events draws large crowds.
There are competitions for the best orchid in several different classes, an "Orchid Fantasy of Light" show, lectures and instructions on growing orchids and over 150 tables and booths with orchids and orchid-growing gear for sale.


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「世界らん展日本大賞2013」東京ドーム

Mt. Tateyama Snow Illumination Festival, Toyama Pref.

Mt. Tateyama Snow Illumination Festival, Toyama

16th - 17th February, 2013 | at Tateyama Ski Area, Toyama Pref.


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立山山麓「雪の祭典」富山市

Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate

Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate

16th - 17th February, 2013 | Oushu City, Iwate Pref.
Festival at Kokusekiji Temple in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture features 110 loincloth-clad men taking a bath in frigid river near the temple and climaxes with men scrambling for a hemp sack thrown into the crowd.
The festival drew some attention in 2008 when Japan's railway company refused to display a poster of the festival, saying it would cause offense.


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黒石寺蘇民祭(岩手県奥州市)

Shujou Onie (Spring Devil & Fire Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture

Shujou Onie (Spring Devil & Fire Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita

16th February, 2013 | at Tennenji Temple, Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture


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修正鬼会(しゅじょうおにえ)天念寺 大分県豊後高田市

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

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

16th February, 2013 | at Kui-Inari Shrine, Mihara City, Hiroshima Pref.


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「御福開祭 裸まつり」久井稲生神社(広島県三原市)

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama

16th February, 2013 | 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.


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 「会陽(えよう)」 裸祭り (岡山市)

Nishinosita Shishimai (Lion Dance), Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba

Nishinosita Shishimai (Lion Dance), Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba

16th February, 2013 | Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba


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「西ノ下の獅子舞」千葉県九十九里町

Feb 15, 2013

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival, Akita

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival, Akita

15th - 16th February, 2013 | Yokote, Akita
A fantastic world appearing on a snow country evening. Chatting with children in rooms made of snow.

A room made by carving out a mound of snow is called a kamakura.
In Yokote City, more than 100 kamakura and countless miniature kamakura are made.
The candle lights of these snow white kamakura produce a quiet, beautiful spectacle against the darkness.
This 400 year old festival is said to have its origins in the traditional event of returning New Year decorations to the gods by burning them, and also in the custom of children chasing away birds damaging crops. Inside the kamakura, an altar is set up to honor the water gods and to pray for plenty of clear water, while sake and rice cakes are offered to the gods.

Passers-by are invited by the children, in Akita dialect, to come inside the kamakura and drink some sweet fermented rice brew. Everyone has a good time chatting while eating rice cakes and sweets, which is the conventional way of spending time in kamakura.
On the other hand, numerous rows of tiny kamakura stand in the grounds of the Yokote Minami Primary School in the city, with the lights shining from within creating a very romantic scene.


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横手のかまくら(雪祭り)(秋田県)

Momoishi Enburi (Dancing and praying), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

Momoishi Enburi (Dancing and praying), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

15th - 17th February, 2013 | Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.


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「百石(ももいし)えんぶり」青森県上北郡おいらせ町

Godaison Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.

Godaison Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.

15th - 16th February, 2013 | Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.


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「五大尊蘇民祭」岩手県花巻市

Iced Waterfall Festival at Hirayu Hot Springs, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

Iced Waterfall Festival at Hirayu Hot Springs, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

15th February, 2013 | at Hirayu Hot Springs, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.


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「平湯大滝結氷まつり」岐阜県高山市奥飛騨温泉郷平湯

Dengaku-Nohmai (traditional masked dance-drama) at Ukan Shrine, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

Dengaku-Nohmai (traditional masked dance-drama) at Ukan Shrine, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

15th February, 2013 | at Ukan Shrine, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.


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「水海の田楽能舞」鵜甘神社(福井県池田町水海)

Feb 14, 2013

Hasedera Dadaoshi (Kickout Devil Festival) at Hasedera Temple, Sakurai City, Nara

Hasedera Dadaoshi (Kickout Devil Festival) at Hasedera Temple, Sakurai City, Nara

14th February, 2013 | at Hasedera Temple, Sakurai City, Nara


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「長谷寺だだおし」奈良県桜井市

Tanokami Matsuri (Flower Hat Festival), Gero Hot Springs, Gifu Pref.

Tanokami Matsuri (Flower Hat Festival), Gero Hot Springs, Gifu Pref.

14th February, 2013 | at Mori-Minashi-Hachiman Shrine, Gero Hot Springs, Gifu Pref.


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「田の神祭り(花笠まつり)」森水無八幡神社(岐阜県下呂市)

Feb 13, 2013

Chinese New Year Festival at Nankin-machi, Kobe, Hyogo

Chinese New Year Festival at Nankin-machi, Kobe

Chinese New Year Festival at Nankin-machi, Kobe

9th - 17th February, 2013 | at Nankin-machi, Kobe, Hyogo

Nankin-machi is the only China Town in Kansai. Abundant places to see including a splendid public rest room, Chinese cuisine, ingredients, etc.


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「南京町 春節祭」神戸・元町

Shiretoko Fantasia (Snow & Ice Fetival), Hokkaido

Shiretoko Fantasia (Snow & Ice Fetival), Hokkaido

5th February - 12th March, 2013 | Shiretoko, Hokkaido


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知床ファンタジア(北海道斜里郡斜里町知床ウトロ温泉)

Feb 12, 2013

Rooms 26 (Fashion Trade Fair) at Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, Tokyo

Rooms 26 (Fashion Trade Fair) at Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, Tokyo

12th - 14th February, 2013 | at Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, Tokyo


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「rooms 26」代々木体育館(東京)

Daruma Doll Market at Shirakawa City, Fukushima

Daruma Doll Market at Shirakawa City, Fukushima

12th February, 2013 | at Shirakawa City, Fukushima

A daruma doll is an ornament shaped like egg with a human face and no hands or legs.
A daruma is a piece of folk art, shaped like Dharma (the founder of a Buddhist sect) seated in a kneeling position, and made from paper mache (paper pasted over wood or bamboo, etc.

It's customary to paint the eyes in on a giant daruma after winning an election.


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白河だるま市(福島県白河市)

Feb 11, 2013

Takeuchi (bamboo battle Festival), Misato Town, Akita

Takeuchi (bamboo battle Festival), Misato Town, Akita

11th - 15th (with the main event on the 15th) February, 2013 | Misato Town, Akita

Takeuchi is best translated as bamboo battle, and this event is aptly named.
The district divides into north and south, and at the sound of a bamboo flute, the men charge each other, wielding 7-meter-long bamboo poles in heroic battle for this thrilling festival.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.pref.akita.jp/koho/foreign/en/0110.html



竹うち 秋田県美郷町(諏訪神社前)

Sunakake Matsuri (Sand Spreading Festival), at Hirose Shrine, Kawai Town, Nara Pref.

Sunakake Matsuri (Sand Spreading Festival), at Hirose Shrine, Kawai Town, Nara

11th February, 2013 | at Hirose Shrine, Kawai Town, Nara Pref.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.pref.nara.jp/dd_aspx_menuid-17615.htm


「砂かけ祭」廣瀬神社(奈良県北葛城郡河合町)

Damine Dengaku (Devil Fire Dance Festival), Shitara Town, Aichi

Damine Dengaku (Devil Fire Dance Festival), Shitara Town, Aichi

11th February, 2013 | Shitara Town, Aichi Pref.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://sitarakankou.on.arena.ne.jp/daminedengaku.htm



「田峯田楽」田峯観音(愛知県設楽町)

Hirugaya Ta-Asobi (Dancing and praying), at Hiruko Shrine, Mikinohara, Shizuoka

Hirugaya Ta-Asobi (Dancing and praying), at Hiruko Shrine, Mikinohara, Shizuoka

11th February, 2013 | at Hiruko Shrine, Mikinohara City, Shizuoka Pref.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.makinohara.shizuoka.jp/bg/kyoiku_bunka/ent/720.html



「蛭ヶ谷の田遊び」蛭児神社(静岡県牧之原市)

Sumituke Matsuri (Japanese Ink Painting), Tamamura Town, Gunma

Sumituke Matsuri (Japanese Ink Painting), Tamamura Town, Gunma

11th February, 2013 | Tamamura Town, Gunma


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.tamamura.lg.jp/



「すみつけ祭り」群馬県佐波郡玉村町

Kasedori (Straw Bird Festival), Ueyama, Yamagata

Kasedori (Straw Bird Festival), Ueyama, Yamagata

11th February, 2013 | Ueyama, Yamagata Prefecture


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yamagatakanko.com/


「カセ鳥、カセ鳥、お祝だ。カッ、カッ、カーッ」山形県上山市

Wanko-Soba Eating Competition, Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.

Wanko-Soba Eating Competition, Hanamaki City, Iwate

11th February, 2013 | Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.

Wanko-soba, which is buckwheat noodles served in small bowls, originated in the city. Usually, men can eat around 50 bowls of wanko soba, while women can eat about 30. 


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanko-hanamaki.ne.jp/event/event_detail.php?id=55



「わんこそば全日本大会」岩手県花巻市

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

10th - 24th February, 2013 | Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Lantern Festival is a picturesque Chinese event featuring 15,000 lanterns in the shape of various creatures lit up daily during the festival period.
Chinese dragon dances and some other performing arts, colorful processions and many other events are scheduled during the period.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nagasaki-lantern.com/



長崎ランタンフェスティバル

Oni Matsuri (Devil Festival), at Akumi Kanbe Sinmeisha Shrine, Toyohashi, Aichi

Oni Matsuri (Devil Festival), at Akumi Kanbe Sinmeisha Shrine, Toyohashi, Aichi

10th - 11th February, 2013 | at Akumi Kanbe Sinmeisha Shrine, Toyohashi, Aichi


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.honokuni.or.jp/toyohashi/


安久美神戸神明社の鬼祭り(愛知県豊橋市)

Fire Festival at Toba-Shinmeisha Shrine, Nishio City, Aichi Pref.

Fire Festival at Toba-Shinmeisha Shrine, Nishio City, Aichi

10th February, 2013 | at Toba-Shinmeisha Shrine, Nishio City, Aichi Pref.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]  www.katch.ne.jp/~toba-shinmeisha/himatsuri/index.html


 「鳥羽の火祭り」鳥羽神明社(愛知県西尾市)