Jan 31, 2014

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

January 31th - 14th February, 2014 | 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.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140210nagasaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nagasaki-lantern.com/




長崎ランタンフェスティバル

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

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

 

31st January - 2nd February, 2014 | 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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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140209kobe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nankinmachi.or.jp/



「南京町 春節祭」神戸・元町

Jan 28, 2014

Hibuse-Matsuri (Fire Festival) at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa

Hibuse-Matsuri (Fire Festival) at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa

28th January, 2014 | at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa              



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140128manpuku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/



「満福寺の火伏まつり」満福寺(神奈川県 小田原市)

Jan 27, 2014

Morozaki Sagichou Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Minami-Chita, Aichi

Morozaki Sagichou Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Minami-Chita, Aichi

26th January, 2014 | Minami-Chita, Aichi  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140127sagicho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://minamichita-kk.com/event/index.php?page=1



「師崎左義長まつり」 愛知県南知多町

Nonotake-Hakusan Festival (Mt. Nono Ceremony) at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi

Nonotake-Hakusan Festival (Mt. Nono Ceremony) at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi

27th January, 2014 | at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140127nonotake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyagi-kankou.or.jp/wom/o-1323



「箟岳白山祭」箟岳山箟峯寺(宮城県 涌谷町)

Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island, Tokyo

Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island, Tokyo

26th January - 23rd March, 2014 | Oshima island, Tokyo  
Various species of camellia are usually in bloom during the festival period on this island. A demonstration of folk dance is held at Motomachi Port on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140127tsubaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tokaikisen-tsubaki.jp/



伊豆大島 椿まつり

Jan 26, 2014

Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara | 26th January, 2014

Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara | 26th January, 2014

The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an annual festival during which the grass on the hillside of Nara's Mount Wakakusayama is set on fire.  

The mountain is located at the eastern end of Nara Park, and when it is set alight it can be seen throughout the city. The burning of the mountain itself is preceded by a fireworks display. The festival takes places every year on the fourth Saturday in January, but may be delayed to the following Saturday in case of bad weather.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kasugano.com/wakakusayama/



若草山焼き (奈良)

One-Pot Cooking Battle (Nabe Gassen), Wako City, Saitama Pref.

One-Pot Cooking Battle (Nabe Gassen), Wako City, Saitama Pref.

26th January, 2014 | Wako City, Saitama Pref.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140127nabe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.wako-sci.or.jp/nabe/index.html



「ニッポン全国鍋合戦」埼玉県和光市

Hanaoke-Katsugi (Flower Tub Carrying), Koyama City, Tochigi Pref.

Hanaoke-Katsugi (Flower Tub Carrying), Koyama City, Tochigi Pref.

26th January, 2014 | Koyama City, Tochigi Pref.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126hana.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.oyama.tochigi.jp/gyosei/shokai/eizoudeoyama/hanaoke.html



「花桶かつぎ」栃木県小山市

Kamezuka Neriba (Big Sacred Rope Parade), Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.

Kamezuka Neriba (Big Sacred Rope Parade), Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.

26th January, 2014 | Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126seirou.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/seiro/kyoukai/event/595.html



「亀塚練馬」新潟県聖籠町

Jan 25, 2014

Swan Festival at Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido

Swan Festival at Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido

25th January - 2nd March, 2014 | at Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126swan.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tokachigawa.net/



「十勝川白鳥まつり彩凛華」北海道 音更町

Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.

Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.

25th - 27th January, 2014 | Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140125misato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.miyazaki-misato.lg.jp/2524.htm



「師走まつり」宮崎県 美郷町

Ice Sculpture Festival at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano Pref.

Ice Sculpture Festival at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano Pref.

25th - 26th January, 2014 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126ice.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.go-nagano.net/



「国宝松本城氷彫フェスティバル」長野県松本市

Tuna Tuna Tuna! (Maguro Festival), Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.

Tuna Tuna Tuna! (Maguro Festival), Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.

25th January, 2014 | Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126tuna.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nachikan.jp/event/winter/



「まぐろ祭り」和歌山県 那智勝浦町

Winter Festival on northern latitude of 45 degrees, Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido

Winter Festival on northern latitude of 45 degrees, Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido

 

25th January, 2014 | Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140126nakatonbetsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.nakatombetsu.hokkaido.jp/



「北緯45度しばれまつり」北海道枝幸郡中頓別町

Winter Festival on Hot Springs of Katayamazu, Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

Winter Festival on Hot Springs of Katayamazu, Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

25th January - 2nd February, 2014 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140124katayamazu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.katayamazu-spa.or.jp/



「湯あがり雪まつりin片山津温泉」石川県加賀市

Jan 24, 2014

Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido

Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido

24th January - 6th February, 2014 | at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140125shikotuko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shikotsuko.com/activity/event.html



千歳・支笏湖氷濤まつり(北海道)

Jan 23, 2014

Sake as Cancer Drug (Sasa-Zake Matsuri) at Daianji Temple, Nara City

Sake as Cancer Drug (Sasa-Zake Matsuri) at Daianji Temple, Nara City

23rd January, 2014 | at Daianji Temple, Nara City  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140123cancer.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.daianji.or.jp/



「光仁会(こうにんえ)がん封じ・ささ酒祭り」奈良市大安寺

International Jewellery Show, Tokyo

International Jewellery Show, Tokyo

22nd - 25th January, 2014 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

IJT is Japan's largest and international jewellery trade show. A wide variety of products in the jewellery industry gathers under one roof in the world trend-setting city, Tokyo. 1,050 companies from 30 countries are expected to participate this year.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140123jewel.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ijt.jp/en/home/



「国際宝飾展」東京ビッグサイト

Jan 20, 2014

Heto Mato (Fishermans' Festival), Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.

Heto Mato (Fishermans' Festival), Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.

20th January, 2014 | Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120hetomato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokanko.jp/topics/hetomato/hetomato.htm



「ヘトマト」長崎県五島市

Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto

Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto

20th January, 2014 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto  

Matobakai or Hamayumi-sai Festival of Shiouji Shrine, Nagasu-machi, Kumamoto Pref. Hamayumi Sansha-sai, shooting three arrows to commence the ceremony, takes place from around 11 am. And then, Matobakai, loin-clothed youths scrambling for a round straw mat, 60 cm in diameter and 6 kg in weight, is held first at the Shrine's precincts from 1 pm.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120kumamoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://kumanago.jp/event/?mode=detail&isEvent=1&id=430000000957



破魔弓祭(的ばかい)四王子神社(熊本県玉名郡長洲町)

Kanno-Mizu (Cold Water Taking Festival), Miyota Town, Nagano Pref.

Kanno-Mizu (Cold Water Taking Festival), Miyota Town, Nagano Pref.

20th January, 2014 | Miyota Town, Nagano Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120miyota.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.miyota.nagano.jp/



「寒の水」長野県 御代田町

Hot Springs Festival at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.

Hot Springs Festival at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.

20th January, 2014 | at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120kawarayu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.naganohara.gunma.jp/kankou/index.html



「川原湯温泉 湯かけ祭り」群馬県長野原町

Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.  

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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120shizukuishi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03301/51.html



「雫石町裸参り」三社座神社~永昌寺(岩手県)

Obisha! (Lion Dance Festival) at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.

Obisha! (Lion Dance Festival) at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.

20th January, 2014 | at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120obisha.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.nagareyama.chiba.jp/397/6567/006823.html



                      「鰭ケ崎のオビシャ」千葉県流山市

Daikan Misogi (ablution in cold water), Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.

Daikan Misogi (ablution in cold water), Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.

20th January, 2014 | Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140120kashima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kashima.ibaraki.jp/kankou/



                      「大寒禊」茨城県鹿嶋市 鹿島神宮

Jan 19, 2014

Imafuku Hebitsuna (Snake Gragon Festival), Miyazu City, Kyoto

Imafuku Hebitsuna (Snake Gragon Festival), Miyazu City, Kyoto

19th January, 2014 | Miyazu City, Kyoto  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140119hebi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.amanohashidate.jp/



「今福の蛇綱」京都府宮津市今福地区

Jan 18, 2014

The Painters’ Eyes, the Sculptors’ Hands, at Bridgestone Museum of Art, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

The Painters’ Eyes, the Sculptors’ Hands, at Bridgestone Museum of Art, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

18th January - 13th April, 2014 | Bridgestone Museum of Art, Kyobashi, Tokyo

The painter and the sculptor. The painter paints pictures, the sculptor creates sculptures, and some artists, such as Edgar Degas, find both sculpture and painting to be vital media for artistic expression. Viewing paintings and sculptures together makes the distinctive features of each stand out. That is why, in the second half of the 19th century, there were important experiments in which paintings and sculptures were shown together. One example is the 1889 Monet-Rodin Exhibition at the Georges Petit Gallery, where paintings by Claude Monet and sculptures by Auguste Rodin were exhibited side by side.
When art critic Octave Mirbeau saw that exhibition, he praised it, saying, “They have shown us these two forms of art, painting and sculpture, in this century’s most outstanding and extraordinary way.”
Paintings and sculptures, 160 of them, are the focus of this exhibition; all are works are from the collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art. While enjoying the stimulating contrasts they present, please also take in the standing exhibition of works by Rodin, Bourdelle, Zadkine, Archipenko, and Brancusi in our sculpture gallery.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140118bds.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.bridgestone-museum.gr.jp/en/


「コレクション展 画家の目、彫刻家の手」ブリヂストン美術館(東京都中央区京橋)

Sawa Hiraki; Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo

Sawa Hiraki; Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo

18th January - 30th March, 2014 | Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Nishi-Shinjuku

London-based Japanese artist SAWA Hiraki is renowned for creating fantastical videos that mix real scenery with animation. In recent years, he has produced works that appeal to viewers’ physical senses, including intimate pieces such as one presented on a display embedded in a small antique box, and also large installations using multiple screens. By inserting incongruous items into everyday indoor or natural scenes, SAWA explores the potential of video as a means of expression, skipping freely between fact and fiction.
In his exhibition at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, SAWA presents a new work developed from his earlier creations.
He is also planning an installation devised to suit the gallery’s exhibition space, enabling viewers to discover new relationships between the world of video and physical space.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140118opera.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/



「さわひらき Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds」
東京オペラシティ アートギャラリー(東京都新宿区西新宿)

Secial Exhibition; UEMURA Shouen at MEITO ART MUSEUM, Nagakute City, Aichi Pref.

Secial Exhibition; UEMURA Shouen at MEITO ART MUSEUM, Nagakute City, Aichi Pref.

18th January - 9th March, 2014 | MEITO ART MUSEUM, Nagakute City, Aichi  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140118shoen.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.meito.hayatele.co.jp/



「上村松園の魅力 —本画と下絵を一堂に—」名都美術館(愛知県長久手市杁ケ池)

Jan 17, 2014

Bonden-sai (carrying bonden for the gods to descend), Akita

Bonden-sai (carrying bonden for the gods to descend), Akita

17th January, 2014 | at Miyoshi shrine, Akita
A contest to become the first to reach the sacred mountain, carrying bonden for the gods to descend.  

A bonden is a sacred wand measuring almost four meters in length, which serves as a marker for the gods descending to this world. In ancient times, bonden used to be made of paper or rice straw, but in recent years, they are often made by decorating a bamboo basket with colorful fabric. The bonden wands are carried by groups of children, townspeople, or even company employees. Each group entrusts the bonden with their prayers for an abundant harvest, good health for their families and success in business.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140117akita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyoshi.or.jp/kids/bondensai.html


「ぼんでん祭」 太平山三吉神社 (秋田市)

Jan 15, 2014

The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori, at Osaka Museum of History, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka

The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori, at Osaka Museum of History, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka

15th January - 10th March, 2014 | Osaka Museum of History, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Dreams, courage, hope... These are among the Powers of MANGA which we find so inspiring. Manga has captivated many children since the postwar period. It has adapted in various ways with the times, expanding into a range of venues for expression, including animation and computer media. The MANGA of Japan is a constantly evolving form of Japanese culture that has its devotees around the globe.
So what is the Power of MANGA? It is a question that brings us to two great artists: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori. The former is revered as the "God of MANGA", while the latter is regarded as its "King". MANGA has been able to spread to the extent it has through Tezuka, who broadened the boundaries of its expression, and through Ishinomori and numerous other young artists, who were alert to the possibilities of this genre, diversifying and nurturing what MANGA could depict by their respective creative inputs and by the positive influence they exerted on each other. The works of Tezuka and Ishinomori, characterized as they are by familiar images, unique characters, and stories with universal themes, possess the Power of the kind that still attract people today.

The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori, at Osaka Museum of History, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka


This exhibition delves into the origins of the Power of MANGA by shedding light on the lives of these two individuals, and on the messages that are present in their representative works (including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Cyborg 009, and Masked Rider) and other materials and items. The exhibition also has prominent individuals in different fields pay homage to the MANGA of these two greats, on behalf of those who grew up under the considerable influence of this genre, thereby giving us a sense of what MANGA means today.
We hope this exhibition will give you a feel of the "Power of MANGA", which continues to captivate people around the world, and which is a source of new dreams, the courage of endeavor, and hope for tomorrow.
Finally, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations that have provided their kind support, generous assistance, and loaned important works, and to all others who have cooperated with this exhibition.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115teduka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/



「手塚治虫×石ノ森章太郎 マンガのちから」大阪歴史博物館(大阪市中央区大手前)

Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art, at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art, at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

15th January - 23rd February, 2014 | Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

This exhibition introduces the Japanese painting collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, a leading art museum in the United States.
Through a well-balanced and extremely high-quality collection organized by themes and eras, this exhibition highlights the history and attraction of Japanese art.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115tna.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en


「クリーブランド美術館展 名画でたどる日本の美」東京国立博物館(東京都台東区上野公園)

The 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition Engendering Beauty, Preserving Techniques: Artworks by Living National Treasures, at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

The 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition Engendering Beauty, Preserving Techniques: Artworks by Living National Treasures, at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

15th January - 23rd February, 2014 | Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

Some decorative art artists, receiving praise for their dedication to and pursuit of their art forms, are selected as Living National Treasures.
This exhibition, the first of its kind, displays masterpieces by successive generations of Living National Treasures, together with famous examples of decorative art that include National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115tna2.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=1625



「日本伝統工芸展60回記念 人間国宝展—生み出された美、伝えゆくわざ—」東京国立博物館(東京都台東区上野公園)

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

15th - 16th December & 15th - 16th January | Setagaya, Tokyo  

Setagaya Boro (Rag) Ichi or Flea Market on Boro Ichi-dori Street, Setagaya-ku, features many open-air stalls selling foods, clothes, potted plants, antiques and the likes from 9 am to 8 pm on both days.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115boro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.setagaya-line.com/trip/boroichi/



世田谷ボロ市

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

15th January, 2014 | at Furukawa River, Hida, Gifu Prefecture  

Sandera Maairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture features kimono-clad women lighting candles on a bank of the Setogawa River. The festival honors Shinran, the founder of the Jodoshinshu sect of Buddhism, who died on January 16, 1282.
Dozens of snow pillars topped with candles are placed along the town’s main streets. The festival is popular with couples because in the old days the river is where young women went to meet their lovers.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115sandera.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/



三寺まいり(円光寺・真宗寺・本光寺)岐阜県飛騨古川

Guardians Festival at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.

Guardians Festival at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.

15th January, 2014 | at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115nozawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nozawakai.or.jp/



                      「道祖神祭り」野沢温泉(長野県) ※ 日本三大火祭の一つ。

Chakkirako (girls dancing festival) at Kainan Shrine, Miura City, Kanagawa Pref.

Chakkirako (girls dancing festival) at Kainan Shrine, Miura City, Kanagawa Pref.

15th January, 2014 | at Kainan Shrine, Miura City, Kanagawa Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115chakkirako.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miura-info.ne.jp/el/detail/index.html



「チャッキラコ」海南神社(神奈川県三浦市)

Mukonage / Suminuri, Tokamachi, Niigata

Mukonage / Suminuri, Tokamachi, Niigata

15th January, 2014 | Tokamachi, Niigata  

"Throwing Husband and Painting face with Black."
Muko Nage is a curious ritual in Matsunoyama, Niigata Prefecture, in which men who were married the previous year are tossed into the snow by their in laws.



# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140115tokamachi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tokamachishikankou.jp/modules/gnavi/index.php?lid=470



むこ投げすみ塗り 松之山温泉薬師堂 (新潟県十日町市)

Otariya Festival, 15th December and 15th January, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi

Otariya Festival, 15th December and 15th January, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi

Otariya Festival of Futaarayama Shrine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Pref.,
features a performance of Dengaku-mai (Shinto dance with music) from around 5 pm to 5:30 pm in the precincts of the Shrine.
A parade of Mikoshi (a portable shrine) goes through the city from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/121215tochigi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tochigiji.or.jp/9540.html



1/15 春渡祭(おたりや) 宇都宮二荒山神社(宇都宮市馬場通り1丁目)

Misogi-sai (winter swiming festival), Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido

Misogi-sai (winter swiming festival), Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido

13th - 15th January, 2014 | Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140113kikonai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.town.kikonai.hokkaido.jp/kankoujouhou/ibento/kantyuumisogi.htm



寒中みそぎ(北海道上磯郡木古内町 佐女川神社)

Jan 14, 2014

Haraso Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), at Owase City, Mie

Haraso Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), at Owase City, Mie

14th January, 2014 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture  

Haraso Matsuri in Owase in Mie Prefecture is a kind of memorial for whales that have been killed that features men rowing traditional whaling harpoons boat decked out with colorful flags. Fishermen in colorful costumes worship ay Asukajinja shrine. The event climaxes with one participant throwing a harpoon into the sea.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140114mie.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://www.kankomie.or.jp/event/detail_19092.html



ハラソ祭り(三重県尾鷲市)

Doya Doya, a festival at Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka

Doya Doya, a festival at Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka

14th January, 2014 | at Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka  

Doya Doya is a festival at Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka in which young men in loin clothes and headbands try to get a hold of a talisman said to bring good harvests to farmers.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140114doya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shitennoji.or.jp/


修正会結願法要(どやどや)四天王寺(大阪)

Misogi Festival undersea, Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Misogi Festival undersea, Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.

14th January, 2014 | Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140114numazu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.numazu.shizuoka.jp/kankou/index.htm



「厳冬海中みそぎ祭り」楊原(やなぎはら)神社・大朝神社(静岡県沼津市)

Bange Hatsuichi (Straw Bale Pulling), Aizu-Bange Town, Fukushima

Bange Hatsuichi (Straw Bale Pulling), Aizu-Bange Town, Fukushima
 
14th January, 2014 | Aizu-Bange Town, Fukushima  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140114bange.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tif.ne.jp/




伝統の奇祭「大俵引き」福島県会津美里町

Jan 13, 2014

Kuratake Ebisu Festival, Amakusa City, Kumamoto Pref.

Kuratake Ebisu Festival, Amakusa City, Kumamoto Pref.

13th January, 2014 | Amakusa City, Kumamoto Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140113kuratake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.t-island.jp/



「倉岳えびす祭り」熊本県天草市

Horan Enya (Fishermans' Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita

Horan Enya (Fishermans' Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita

13th January, 2014 | Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140116horan.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.bungotakada.oita.jp/



ホーランエンヤ(大分県豊後高田市玉津~御玉)

Toh-shiya (Archery Contest) at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto

Toh-shiya (Archery Contest) at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto

13th January, 2014 | at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away  

Archers compete against each other in the 120-meter long Sanjusangen-do Temple, which is the world's longest wooden structure. The l meter in diameter target is positioned 60 meters away, so a high level of expertise is required.

As this event marks the first shooting of arrows in the New Year, it is also called "New Year archery" and is held on the Sunday closest to January 15th. Advanced-level archers, as well as 20-year-olds gather there from all over the country.
In Japan, coming of age occurs when turning twenty. Rows of young women dressed in kimono in celebration of entering adulthood draw their bows, creating a very impressive sight.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140113kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
official website ››  http://www.kyoto.travel/  ››  http://sanjusangendo.jp/



通し矢 大的大会(おおまとたいかい)三十三間堂 (京都)

2013 January Grand Sumo Tournament, at Kokugikan, Tokyo

2013 January Grand Sumo Tournament, at Kokugikan, Tokyo

Sun. Jan. 12th, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 26th, 2014   |   Ryogoku Kokugikan - Tokyo

Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan's national sport. It originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto gods. Many rituals with religious background are still followed today.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140113sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html



大相撲 本場所(一月場所:国技館)