Jun 30, 2013

Den Den Matsuri at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara

Den Den Matsuri at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara

30th June, 2013 | at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara             


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130630tenri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yamatoji.nara-kankou.or.jp/contents/event.php



石上神宮神剣渡御祭(でんでん祭)奈良県天理市

Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka

Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka

30th June, 2013 | at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130630osaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.aizendo.com/



愛染祭(浴衣祭)大阪市天王寺区

Creators' Market 2013 at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi

Creators' Market 2013 at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi

29th - 30th June, 2013 | at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130629crema.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.creatorsmarket.com/



クリエーターズ・マーケット(ポートメッセなごや)

Jun 29, 2013

Gokuro Matsuri (fancy costume parade), Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima

Gokuro Matsuri (fancy costume parade), Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima

29th June, 2013 | Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130629yoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shikoku.gr.jp/index.php?cID=13341



五九郎まつり(徳島県吉野川市鴨島町)

Jun 22, 2013

Numazu Nakamise Tanabata Festival (Star Festival), Shizuoka Pref.

Numazu Nakamise Tanabata Festival (Star Festival), Shizuoka Pref.

22nd June - 7th July, 2013 | Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130622numazu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www2.izu-kankou.or.jp/izu/izu/izu0040.asp?n=J428386138



沼津仲見世七夕まつり(静岡県沼津仲見世商店街)

Jun 20, 2013

"Takekiri-E-Shiki", Bamboo Cutting Ceremony at Kurama Temle, Kyoto

"Takekiri-E-Shiki", Bamboo Cutting Ceremony at Kurama Temle, Kyoto

20th June, 2013 | at Kurama Temle, Kyoto            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130620kurama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php




鞍馬の竹伐り会式(京都市左京区 鞍馬寺)

Jun 16, 2013

Kadena Harlee (boat race) at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

Kadena Harlee (boat race) at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

16th June, 2013 | at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130616kadena.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.kadena.okinawa.jp/events/



嘉手納ハーリー大会(沖縄県嘉手納町)

Kumo-Gassen (battle of spiders) at Kajiki Town, Aira City, Kagoshima

Kumo-Gassen (battle of spiders) at Kajiki Town, Aira City, Kagoshima

16th June, 2013 | at Kajiki Town, Aira City, Kagoshima            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130616kajiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://aira-kankou.jp/event/



加治木くも合戦(鹿児島県姶良市加治木町)

Jun 15, 2013

Reitaisai (Ceremony at Shrine) at Sumidagawa Jinja, Tokyo

Reitaisai (Ceremony at Shrine) at Sumidagawa Jinja, Tokyo

15th & 16th June, 2013 | at Sumidagawa Jinja, Tokyo            



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130615sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/592924/


隅田川神社例大祭(東京都墨田区)

Shiretoko Hiraki (Summer coming festival) at Rausu Town, Hokkaido

Shiretoko Hiraki (Summer coming festival) at Rausu Town, Hokkaido

15th & 16th June, 2013 | at Rausu Town, Hokkaido            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130615rausu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.rausu-shiretoko.com/



知床開き(北海道羅臼町)

Jun 14, 2013

Kimono Fashion Show at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Pref.

Kimono Fashion Show at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Pref.

14th June, 2013 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130614tsurugaoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/



東日本大震災復興支援チャリティー「日本の心・日本の絆-美しき自然・彩りの着物」(神奈川県鎌倉市鶴岡八幡宮)

Enma Ichi (night market), Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.

Enma Ichi (night market), Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.

14th - 16th June, 2013 | Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130614enma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kashiwazaki.niigata.jp/



えんま市(新潟県柏崎市)

Tonami Yodaka Matsuri in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

Tonami Yodaka Matsuri in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

14th & 15th June, 2013 | in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130614tonami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yokoso.city.tonami.toyama.jp/kanko/w



となみ夜高祭(富山県砺波市)

Otaue Shinji (Rice Planting Festival) at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka

Otaue Shinji (Rice Planting Festival) at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka

14th June, 2013 | at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka

Rice Planting Festival at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka features the ceremonial transplanting of rice seedlings by young girls in traditional costumes.  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130614sumiyoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/calender/otaue.html



「御田植神事」住吉大社(大阪市住吉区)

Jun 13, 2013

Rice-Planting Festival at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime

Rice-Planting Festival at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime

13th June, 2013 | at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime           


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130613imabari.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.go-shimanami.jp/



大山祇神社御田植祭(愛媛県今治市大三島町)

Jun 12, 2013

Itoman Harlee (boat race) at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

Itoman Harlee (boat race) at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

12th June, 2013 | at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130612itoman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.itoman.lg.jp/kankou-navi/



糸満ハーレー(沖縄県糸満市)

Jun 11, 2013

FOOMA 2013 (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) at Tokyo Big Sight

FOOMA 2013 (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) at Tokyo Big Sight

11th - 14th June, 2013 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

 
FOOMA JAPAN is a showcase of products, technologies, and services for food processing and related operations. The exhibitors represent every conceivable link in the value chain for food-related equipment.
Annual attendance is large, and the range of exhibits broadens further with each exhibition. Excellent opportunities for business-to-business interchange are a FOOMA JAPAN hallmark.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130611fooma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.foomajapan.jp/



FOOMA JAPAN 国際食品工業展(東京ビッグサイト)

Jun 10, 2013

Ikeda Taisai (Local Town's Festival), Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

Ikeda Taisai (Local Town's Festival), Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

9th - 11th June, 2013 | Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130609ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-ikeda.jp/blog/



池田大祭(福井県今立郡池田町)

Jun 9, 2013

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

9th June, 2013 | in Kashima City, Saga Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130609gatalym.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www2.saganet.ne.jp/gatalym/



鹿島ガタリンピック(佐賀県鹿島市音成甲)

Jun 8, 2013

Kappa (folklore) Summit, Oki Island, Shimane

Kappa (folklore) Summit, Oki Island, Shimane

8th - 10th June, 2013 | Mt. Daisen of Tottori & Oki Island, Shimane Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130608kappa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-oki.net/EventDetail.aspx?id=250


Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref.

Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref.

8th - 9th June, 2013 | Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.
Yokohama Port Festival features a fireworks display in which 7,000 fireworks are set off from the sea in front of Yamashita Park in Yokohama.

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130608yokohama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kaikosai.com


横浜開港祭:みなとみらいでイベント多数!

Torigoe Matsuri at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

Torigoe Matsuri at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

8th - 9th June, 2013 | at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130608torigoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.taitonavi.jp/enjoy_detail.html?no=227



鳥越祭(東京都台東区)

Terraced Rice Fields Festival at Sengamachi, Kikukawa City, Shizuoka

Terraced Rice Fields Festival at Sengamachi, Kikukawa City, Shizuoka

8th June, 2013 | at Sengamachi, Kikukawa City, Shizuoka            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130608kikukawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/kensetsu/ke-630/tanada/area/kurasawa.html



棚田あぜみちアート(静岡県菊川市上倉沢の棚田「千框(せんがまち)」)

Chagu Chagu Umako (Horse Festival), Morioka City, Iwate Pref.

Chagu Chagu Umako (Horse Festival), Morioka City, Iwate Pref.


8th June, 2013 | Morioka City, Iwate Pref.

Chagu Umako - Horse Festival features a parade of colorfully-dressed horses through the city to the Shrine in Morioka, Iwate prefecture.  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130608chagu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03305/196.html



「チャグチャグ馬コ」鬼越蒼前神社(岩手県滝沢村)

Jun 7, 2013

Sanno Matsuri (one of Tokyo's three great festivals) at Hie Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Sanno Matsuri (one of Tokyo's three great festivals) at Hie Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo

7th - 17th June, 2013 | at Hie Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo

 Sanno Matsuri is another one of Tokyo's three great festivals. Held near the Hie Shrine it features a procession of portable shrine through the busy streets of the Akasaka district.  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130607hiejinja.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
https://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/chiyoda/event/sannou_maturi.html



「日枝神社大祭(山王祭 )」東京都千代田区

Tennou-sai (festival at shrine) at Ebara Jinja, Shinagawa, Tokyo

Tennou-sai (festival at shrine) at Ebara Jinja, Shinagawa, Tokyo

7th - 9th June, 2013 | at Ebara Jinja, Shinagawa, Tokyo            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130607sinagawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ebarajinja.org/maturi/



荏原神社天王祭(東京都品川区北品川)

Hanaku-Nyubu (buddest parade) at Ominesan, Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara

Hanaku-Nyubu (buddest parade) at Ominesan, Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara

7th & 8th June, 2013 | at Ominesan, Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130607nyubu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.koubou-kaidou.jp/traditional/



醍醐三宝院大峯山花供入峯(奈良県吉野郡天川村龍泉寺)

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri (float parade & battle), Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri (float parade & battle), Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.

7th & 8th June, 2013 | Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130607andon.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.info-toyama.com/_event/000545.html



津沢夜高あんどん祭り(富山県小矢部市)

Jun 6, 2013

Tsukiji Shishi-Sai (festival at shrine) at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo

Tsukiji Shishi-Sai (festival at shrine) at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo

6th - 10th June, 2013 | at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130606tukiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.namiyoke.or.jp/event_reisai.html



つきじ獅子祭(波除稲荷神社‐東京都中央区築地)

Shirone Takogassen (huge kite fighting festival) along the Nakanokuchi river bank in Shirone, Niigata Pref.

Shirone Takogassen (huge kite fighting festival) along the Nakanokuchi river bank in Shirone, Niigata Pref.

6th - 10th June, 2013 | along the Nakanokuchi river bank in Shirone, Niigata

 Shirone Takogassen is a huge kite fighting festival that last for five days and is held along the Nakanokuchi river bank in Shirone, Niigata Prefecture. Over 300 years old, it is said to be the world’s largest kite fight. About 300 kites take part. They are made from bamboo and washi paper and can be as large as 23-x-17 feet and weigh as much as 50 kilograms. Each kite has a unique design that has in some cases remained unchanged for three centuries. Tsugaru kites are often decorated with well-known historical figures. Many have ukiyoe-style pictures. The rope is made at great expense from hemp.
Teams from Shirane compete against teams from nearby Akikatamaru village. In a typical fight one kite from Shirone is raised on one side of the river and a second kite from Akikatamaru is raised on the other side of the river. Teams of 30 to 50 men run along the river bank, pulling the kites towards one another. The teams the severe the other’s line—usually in just a few minutes—is the winner. Seven matches are held with seven groups from each town. The number of battles won and the amount of time the kites stay aloft determines the overall winner.
Describing one fight Tatsuya Sakamoto wrote in the Daily Yomiuri: “Giant Kites waged a dynamic air battle...Their lines became entangled with one another high above the 80-meter-wide stream before plunging into the water. Participants then yanked on the 130-meter-long lines with all their might in what quickly became a giant tug of war.”  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130606shirone.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/niigata-city/minami-kyoukai/event/1280.html



「白根大凧合戦」新潟市 南区白根・西白根(中ノ口川堤防凧合戦会場)

Jun 5, 2013

Yosakoi Soran Matsuri, Sapporo, Hokkaido (It's Time to Dance in Sapporo)

Yosakoi Soran Matsuri, Sapporo, Hokkaido (It's Time to Dance in Sapporo)

5th - 9th June, 2013 | Odori park, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Japanese people tend to enjoy life. An easy way to see this is at one of Japan's many Yosakoi matsuri (dance festivals). Yosakoi is a summer dance. Nowhere in Japan are they more excited about summer than in Hokkaido (northern Japan). The Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival is Japan's biggest traditional dance festival. Yosakoi dance is has become popular in recent years. There are now over 200 festivals and competitions each year in Japan. Teams from all over Japan come to compete in the Yosakoi Soran Festival.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130605sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/



                      YOSAKOIソーラン祭り(北海道札幌市大通公園、他)

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight

5th - 7th June, 2013 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
It is an Asia's No.1 international consumer goods trade fair.  
Asia’s No.1 international consumer goods trade fair presents high-end interior design and products. Latest trends and key contacts are gathering from all around the world.
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo will set the trend of new lifestyle.

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo is the leading trade fair for the Japanese high-end interior market. Drawing from the success of Messe Frankfurt’s largest international consumer goods fair Ambiente and international textile fair Heimtextil, Interior Lifestyle Tokyo brings a combined fair concept to the Japanese high-end market. Interior Lifestyle Tokyo is hosted every year in June, while IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living is presented in November.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130605ils.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.interior-lifestyle.com/index.php



インテリア・ライフスタイル(東京ビッグサイト)

Gore-E Furyu at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine, Oki Island, Shimane

Gore-E Furyu at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine, Oki Island, Shimane

5th June, 2013 | at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine, Oki Island, Shimane Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130605oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-oki.net/EventDetail.aspx?id=181



御霊会風流(玉若酢命神社‐島根県隠岐郡隠岐の島町)

Shaka-shaka Matsuri (farmers parade), Kashihara City, Nara

Shaka-shaka Matsuri (farmers parade), Kashihara City, Nara

5th June, 2013 | Kashihara City, Nara            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130605kasihara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kashihara.nara.jp/kankou/



シャカシャカ祭(奈良県橿原市)

Atsuta Matsuri (annual celebration) at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya, Aichi

Atsuta Matsuri (annual celebration) at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya, Aichi

5th June, 2013 | at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya, Aichi            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130605atsuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.atsutajingu.or.jp/jingu/shinto/reisai.html



熱田まつり(尚武祭)愛知県名古屋市 熱田神宮

Jun 4, 2013

Shobu-Yu Matsuri at Kaga Yamashiro Hot Springs, Ishikawa

Shobu-Yu Matsuri at Kaga Yamashiro Hot Springs, Ishikawa

4th & 5th June, 2013 | at Kaga Yamashiro Hot Springs, Ishikawa            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130604kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yamashiro-spa.or.jp/matsuri/saijiki.html



菖蒲湯まつり(石川県加賀市 山代温泉)

Jun 3, 2013

Nature in Japan, picture-perfect Scenery in early summer rainy season in Japan

Nature in Japan, picture-perfect Scenery in early summer rainy season in Japan
芝桜公園(北海道・大空町)


Nature in Japan, picture-perfect Scenery in early summer rainy season in Japan
新茶畑(和歌山県那智勝浦町田垣内)

Scenery in early summer rainy season in Japan

# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130600japan.html

Dontsuku Matsuri (strange ritual) at Inatori Hot Springs, Izu, Shizuoka

Dontsuku Matsuri (strange ritual) at Inatori Hot Springs, Izu, Shizuoka

3th - 4th June, 2013 | at Inatori Hot Springs, Izu, Shizuoka

Dontsuku festival is a very unique festival that takes place in Inatori every early June.
It must be surprising and unbelievable.
The festival is said to be originated in the Yayoi period (300 BC-250 AD).


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130603dontuku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-izu.org/language/english.html



どんつく祭(静岡県東伊豆町 稲取温泉街)

Jun 2, 2013

Seppetobe (Dance in Mud Rice Field), Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.

Seppetobe (Dance in Mud Rice Field), Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.

2nd June, 2013 | Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130602hioki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/event/20219/



せっぺとべ(鹿児島県日置市)

Volleyball Competition in Mud Rice Field, Nakatsu City, Oita Pref.

Volleyball Competition in Mud Rice Field, Nakatsu City, Oita Pref.

2nd June, 2013 | at rice field in Sankousachi, Nakatsu City, Oita Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130602dorota.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://chikubakai.com/dorota-volleyball/dorota-volleyball.htm



泥田バレーボール大会(大分県中津市三光佐知の田んぼ)

Oshikuragou (boat race in Japanese style), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Oshikuragou (boat race in Japanese style), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

2nd June, 2013 | at Tamaeura Harbor, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130602hagi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://hagi-kankou.com/event/102/


おしくらごう(山口県萩市玉江漁港)

Mibu no Hanadaue (rice planting ceremony) at Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

Mibu no Hanadaue (rice planting ceremony) at Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

2nd June, 2013 | at Mibujinja shrine, Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima

Mibu no Hanadaue at Mibujinja shrine in Hiroshima, Prefecture features women in traditional work costumes planting rice and singing to the accompaniment of drumming by drummers who are also wading through the rice fields. Some of the songs are filled with sexual innuendos. Cattle are colorfully decorated and paraded through the paddies.  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/130602mibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kitahiro.jp/dento/hanadaue.html



壬生の花田植(みぶのはなだうえ)広島県山県郡北広島町壬生

Jun 1, 2013

First day of climbing season at Mt. Daisen, Tottori Pref.

First day of climbing season at Mt. Daisen, Tottori Pref.

1st & 2nd June, 2013 | at Mt. Daisen, Tottori Pref.             

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601daisen.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.daisen.jp/p/kyokai/natsuyama/



大山夏山開き祭(鳥取県大山町)

Kyoto Takigi Noh at Heian Shrine in Kyoto

Kyoto Takigi Noh at Heian Shrine in Kyoto


1st & 2nd June, 2013 | at Heian Shrine in Kyoto

 Kyoto Takigi Noh at Heian Shrine in Kyoto features traditional noh theater performances lit by burning torches.  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601heian.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/


京都薪能(きょうとたきぎのう)平安神宮。京都市・京都能楽会主催。

Shogawa Tourist Festival, Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

Shogawa Tourist Festival, Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

1st & 2nd June, 2013 | in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601tonami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yokoso.city.tonami.toyama.jp/kanko/



庄川観光祭(富山県砺波市)

Enshu Hamakita Hiryu Matsuri (kite festival), Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Enshu Hamakita Hiryu Matsuri (kite festival), Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

1st & 2nd June, 2013 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.            


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601hamakita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hamamatsu-books.jp/



遠州はまきた飛竜まつり(静岡県浜松市)

Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2013, Fukushima Pref.

Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2013, Fukushima Pref.

1st - 2nd June, 2013 | in Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref.

 More than two years have passed since the occurrence of the Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011.
The Tohoku Rokkon Sai Festival, where six big festivals in Tohoku banded together and lit a signal fire for reconstruction, attracted nearly 370 thousand and 250 thousand people to Sendai City and Morioka City respectively and served as a powerful reminder to show the unyielding spirits of people in Tohoku to the whole world.
Now, it is 2013. The Tohoku Rokkon Sai Festival, boasting its third edition this year, will move its stage to Fukushima City.
Fukushima Prefecture is still faced with difficult challenges of the nuclear accident and harmful rumors associated with it besides the damage of the Earthquake and tsunamis . However, there has been strong momentum growing toward reconstruction, fueled by the ever stronger connections among citizens.
In the Tohoku Rokkon Sai Festival this time, twelve cities in Fukushima Prefecture (Aizuwakamatsu, Koriyama, Iwaki, Shirakawa, Sukagawa, Kitakata, Soma, Nihonmatsu, Tamura, Minamisoma, Date and Motomiya) announced their participation in addition to six cities in Tohoku. We will work even more closely with local people than ever and carry out various measures to create opportunities to let visitors enjoy the charms of Tohoku and Fukushima at once.
We believe that the power of spirits gathered to Fukushima will work as vital energy for Tohoku, and eventually, a driving force to lead Japan to a better future.
Taking great pride as people in Tohoku, we hold the Tohoku Rokkon Sai Festival once again in 2013. Your continued support and cooperation would be highly appreciated. (Tohoku Rokkon Festival Executive Committee) 


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601fukusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.rokkon.jp/index_en.html



東北六魂祭 2013 福島

Ritual Dance at Amataki Waterfall, Kokufu, Tottori

Ritual Dance at Amataki Waterfall, Kokufu, Tottori

1st June, 2013 | at Amataki Waterfall, Kokufu, Tottori             


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601amataki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.torican.jp/event/7149



雨滝滝開き祭(鳥取市国府町雨滝)

Lion Dance Festival in Imizu City, Toyama Pref.

Lion Dance Festival in Imizu City, Toyama Pref.

1st June, 2013 | in Imizu City, Toyama Pref.             


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130601imizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.imizu-kanko.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?id=233



獅子舞競演会(富山県射水市「海王丸パーク」)