Apr 30, 2014

Takaoka Mikuruyama Matsuri (Float Parade), Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.

Takaoka Mikuruyama Matsuri (Float Parade), Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.

30th April - 1st May, 2014 | at Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140430takaoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://mikurumayama.jp/gaiyou.html



高岡御車山(みくるまやま)祭(富山県)

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

29th April - 5th May, 2014 | Arita, Saga  

Arita no Chawan Matsuri or Arita Ceramic Fair in Arita-machi is a famous ceramics festival in Kyushu. Haru Chawan Kokan , or the event of exchanging a used rice bowl for a brand-new one with the autumn design for free of charge, is held from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily during the festival period. Some more events are scheduled during the period.

* Place: Arita-machi, Saga Pref.  
* Access: 1 hr. 20 min. by JR Limited Express “Midori” (the JR Nagasaki Line & the Sasebo Line) from Hakata to Arita Sta.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140429arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.arita-toukiichi.or.jp



有田陶器市(佐賀県有田市)

Apr 29, 2014

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

29th April - 3rd May, 2014 | at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo features traditional dance, theater and music performances and an archery competition with contestants in traditional kimonos.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140429meiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/



「明治神宮 春の大祭」(東京)

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata

29th April - 3rd May, 2014 | Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture  

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival in commemoration of the famous warlord "Uesugi Kenshin", Yonezawa, Yamagata Pref.
On May 3rd, the highlight of the festival, Uesugi Gyoretsu, a procession of Mikoshi (a portable shrine) of Uesugi Shrine, floats and about 1,000 Samurai warriors march through the city's main streets to the Matsukawa Riverside. And there, Kawanaka-jima Gassen (a re-enactment of ancient war) is held.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140429yonezawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://uesugi.yonezawa.info/



米沢上杉まつり(山形県)

Kyokusui-no-en (poem writing) at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto

Kyokusui-no-en (poem writing) at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto

29th April, 2014 | at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto  

Kyokusui no En is literary means the ceremony of poem on water. It was originated as early March ceremony in the ancient China.
It has poem writing and reading, traditional dance performance such as Shirabyoshi Dance, and parade. All poets are dressed traditional Japanese novel clothing.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140429jonangu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.jonangu.com/kyokusuinoutage.htm



「曲水の宴」京都市伏見区中島鳥羽離宮町(城南宮)

HOKUSAi from the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, at Kobe City Museum, Hyogo

HOKUSAi from the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, at Kobe City Museum, Hyogo

26th April - 22nd June, 2014 | Kobe City Museum, Hyogo  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/14042kobea.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://ukiyoe.exhn.jp/



『ボストン美術館 浮世絵名品展 北斎』神戸市立博物館(兵庫県神戸市中央区京町)

KINETIC ART at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

KINETIC ART at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

26th April - 15th June, 2014 | Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140426kirts.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
››  http://www.art-museum.pref.yamanashi.jp/exhibition/curatorseye_201404.html



『動く!光る?魔法の芸術 キネティック・アート』山梨県立美術館(山梨県甲府市)

Takarazuka Revue of Hibiya, at Hibiya Library & Museum, Hibiya Park, Tokyo

Takarazuka Revue of Hibiya, at Hibiya Library & Museum, Hibiya Park, Tokyo

23rd April - 22nd June, 2014 | Hibiya Library & Museum, Hibiya Park, Tokyo  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140423takarzk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://hibiyal.jp/hibiya/museum/exhibision2014.html




「日比谷に咲いたタカラヅカの華」日比谷図書文化館(東京都千代田区日比谷公園)

Apr 28, 2014

Araky Photo Session at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

Araky Photo Session at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

 

22nd April - 29th June, 2014 | Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140422arak.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.museum.toyota.aichi.jp/home.php






『荒木経惟 往生写集―顔・空景・道』豊田市美術館(愛知県豊田市)

KOGEI; Superlative Craftmanship from Meiji Period at The Mitsui Memorial Museum, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

KOGEI; Superlative Craftmanship from Meiji Period at The Mitsui Memorial Museum, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

 

19th April - 13th July, 2014 | Mitsui Memorial Museum, Nihonbashi, Tokyo  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140419mitui.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html






「超絶技巧! 明治工芸の粋」三井記念美術館(東京都中央区日本橋室町)


Apr 27, 2014

Ei-Q and The Avant-garde Artists From the Collections of Kubo Sadajiro and Usami Kanekichi in Moka City, at TOCHIGI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Ei-Q and The Avant-garde Artists From the Collections of Kubo Sadajiro and Usami Kanekichi in Moka City, at TOCHIGI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

19th April - 22nd June, 2014 | TOCHIGI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140419utmy.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
››  http://www.art.pref.tochigi.lg.jp/en/exhibition/t140419/index.html




                      『真岡発:瑛九と前衛画家たち』栃木県立美術館(栃木県宇都宮市)

American Modern Pop Art at Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

American Modern Pop Art at Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

12th April - 25th May, 2014 | Nara Prefectural Museum of Art  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140412amp.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.pref.nara.jp/11842.htm



『アメリカ現代美術の巨匠達』奈良県立美術館(奈良県奈良市登大路町)

Noshiro Takoage Taikai (flying kite event), Noshiro City, Akita

Noshiro Takoage Taikai (flying kite event), Noshiro City, Akita

27th April, 2014 | Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140428noshiro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.akitafan.com/sightseeing/detail.html?data_id=992



能代凧揚げ大会(秋田県能代市)

Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

27th April, 2014 | at Hida City, Gifu Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140427hida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/event/3820/



飛騨神岡祭(岐阜県飛騨市)

Apr 24, 2014

Japan Hobby Show 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Japan Hobby Show 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

24th - 26th April, 2014 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  

Exhibit items of this fair are as follows;
Sewing, Embroidery, Lace, Quilt, Knitting, Beads & Jewelry, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Leather, Paper, Ribbons, Candles, Flowers, Wrapping, Herb, Potpourri, Soapmaking, Aromatic Goods, Baby & Kids, Drawing, Painting, Lettering, Calligraphy, Dollmaking, Dyeing, Ceramic Arts, Dollhouses, Miniatures, Handmade Toys, Cake & Candy, Printers, Ink, Frames, Stained Glass, Gardening, Publishing and Related information… and more!

Japan Hobby Show 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140425hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hobby.or.jp/hobbyshow/2014/index.html



日本ホビーショー(東京ビッグサイト)

Apr 23, 2014

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Hirosaki, Aomori

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Hirosaki, Aomori

23rd April - 5th May, 2014 | Hirosaki, Aomori  

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri, Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Hirosaki Koen (park) in Hirosaki, Aomori Pref. There are about 2,600 cherry trees in Hirosaki Castle and along the castle's moat in the park. Cherry blossoms are lighted up in the evening during the festival period.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140423hirosaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.hirosaki.aomori.jp/english/index.html




弘前さくらまつり 弘前公園(青森県)

ROBOTECH 2014 (Robot Technology Expo) at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa

ROBOTECH 2014 (Robot Technology Expo) at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa

23rd - 25th April, 2014 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140703robot.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.micromachine.jp/en/




ROBOTECH - 次世代ロボット製造技術展(パシフィコ横浜)

Apr 21, 2014

Renge-e-mai (Kabuki dance) at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane

Renge-e-mai (Kabuki dance) at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane

21th April, 2014 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140421oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.pref.shimane.lg.jp/kochokoho/renge.html



隠岐国分寺蓮華会舞(おきこくぶんじれんげえまい)島根県隠岐郡隠岐の島町

Hanamorisai (flower festival) at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama

Hanamorisai (flower festival) at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama

21st April, 2014 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140421hanamori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://wave.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/ 




「花盛祭」和歌山・丹生都比売神社

Apr 20, 2014

Kutami Matsuri (dolls on float parade), Yaotsu Town, Gifu

Kutami Matsuri (dolls on float parade), Yaotsu Town, Gifu

20th April, 2014 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140421yaotsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.town.yaotsu.lg.jp/index.cfm



久田見まつり(糸切りからくり)岐阜県加茂郡八百津町

Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi

Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi

20th April, 2014 | at Nagoya City, Aichi  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140421nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.honmaru.info/



春姫道中(愛知県名古屋市)

Action Event as Samurai Buttle of Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi

Action Event as Samurai Buttle of Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi

20th April, 2014 | at Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140421kawanaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/content/kawanakajima/



川中島合戦戦国絵巻イベント(山梨県笛吹市)

Bunsui Oiran Dochu (ladies parade), Tsubame City, Niigata

Bunsui Oiran Dochu (ladies parade), Tsubame City, Niigata

20th April, 2014 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140421bunsui.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsubame-kankou.jp/event/oiran/about.html



分水おいらん道中(新潟県燕市五千石)

Asakusa Yabusame (shooting of arrows while riding horse) at Sumida park, Tokyo

Asakusa Yabusame (shooting of arrows while riding horse) at Sumida park, Tokyo

20th April, 2014 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140420yabusame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://taitonavi.jp/yabusame.html



浅草流鏑馬(隅田公園流鏑馬特設会場)

Sale Event of the distinctive blue and white Tobe-yaki pottery, Ehime

Sale Event of the distinctive blue and white Tobe-yaki pottery, Ehime

 

19th - 20th April, 2014 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140420tobe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.town.tobe.ehime.jp/




春の砥部焼まつり(愛媛県)

Apr 19, 2014

Okoshi Daiko (Furukawa Festival), Hida City, Gifu Pref.

Okoshi Daiko (Furukawa Festival), Hida City, Gifu Pref.

19th - 20th April, 2014 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.

Okoshi Daiko in Furukawa in Gifu prefecture is a rowdy night time festival in which a large drum is pulled through narrow streets and teams half-naked drunk men try to out muscle their rivals and attach their herald drums to the large drum.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140419hida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/event/1313/




「古川祭 起し太鼓」気多若宮神社(岐阜県飛騨市古川町)

Seto Toso Matsuri (China Ware Market), Seto City, Aichi

Seto Toso Matsuri (China Ware Market), Seto City, Aichi

19th - 20th April, 2014 | at Seto City, Aichi  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140420seto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.seto-marutto.info/




せと陶祖まつり(愛知県瀬戸市)

Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

19th - 20th April, 2014 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140420sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tobu-glass.or.jp/



すみだガラス市(東京都墨田区)

Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi

Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi

19th - 20th April, 2014 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140420otawara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ohtawara.jp/yatai/index.html



大田原 屋台まつり(栃木県大田原市)

Apr 18, 2014

Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri (Spring Dance Festival) at Amakusa City, Nagasaki

Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri (Spring Dance Festival) at Amakusa City, Nagasaki

18th - 20th April, 2014 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140419ushibuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
››  http://www.city.amakusa.kumamoto.jp/cal/pub/detail.asp?c_id=3&id=1839&type=top




牛深ハイヤ祭り(長崎県天草市)

Apr 17, 2014

Marumage Matsuri (parade with old hair stayle), Himi City, Toyama

Marumage Matsuri (parade with old hair stayle), Himi City, Toyama

17th April, 2014 | at Himi City, Toyama Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140417himi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kitokitohimi.com/




まるまげ祭り(富山県氷見市)

Apr 15, 2014

Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima

Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima

15th April, 2014 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140415miyajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_shiwatari.html




大聖院火渡り式(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Toka-sai (spring dance festival), Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima

Toka-sai (spring dance festival), Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima

15th April, 2014 | at Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140415miyajima2.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_momoka.html




嚴島神社 桃花祭(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Apr 14, 2014

Kamakura Matsuri (Parade, Dance and Yabusame), Kamakura City, Kanagawa

Kamakura Matsuri (Parade, Dance and Yabusame), Kamakura City, Kanagawa

14th - 21st April, 2014 | at Kamakura City, Kanagawa  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140414kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://kamakura-info.jp/news/7425




鎌倉まつり(鶴岡八幡宮:神奈川県鎌倉市)

Sanno Matsuri (Takayama festival) at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

Sanno Matsuri (Takayama festival) at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

14th - 15th April, 2014 | at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.  

Sanno Matsuri is a festival at Hie Jinja Shrine in Takayama that features gorgeous floats carried on the shoulders of floatbearers.
Symbolizing the wish of farmers for a good harvest, the first day of the festival begins when the floats are taken from the storehouses and prepared for the procession.
After a Shinto ceremony at Hie Jinja Shrine, the wooden floats, some hundreds of year old, are paraded through the streets. In the evening the procession continues with floats adorned with lanterns. Many people dress in Edo period costumes.
On the second day, marionettes shows ate performed on three of the 12 floats.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140414takayama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hida.jp/matsuri/



「山王祭(春の高山祭)」日枝神社(岐阜県高山市)

Apr 13, 2014

Yahiko Yukake Matsuri (Hot Water Festival) at Yahiko Village, Niigata

Yahiko Yukake Matsuri (Hot Water Festival) at Yahiko Village, Niigata

13th April, 2014 | at Yahiko Village, Niigata  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140414yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.e-yahiko.com/english-welcome



弥彦湯かけまつり(新潟県)

Ohashirisan (mikoshi-portable shrine- run) at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.

Ohashirisan (mikoshi-portable shrine- run) at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.

12th - 13th April, 2014 | at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140413yabu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://yabu-kankou.jp/



                      「お走りさん」兵庫県養父市

Mino Matsuri (flower float parade), Mino City, Gifu

Mino Matsuri (flower float parade), Mino City, Gifu

12th - 13th April, 2014 | at Mino City, Gifu Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140413mino.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.mino.gifu.jp/



美濃まつり(花みこし・山車・流し仁輪加(にわか)岐阜県美濃市

Flower Dream 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Flower Dream 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

 

12th - 13th April, 2014 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140413dream.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.flowerdream-tokyo.net/




フラワードリーム2014 in 東京ビッグサイト

Tezikara-no-Himatsuri (fire festival) at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu

Tezikara-no-Himatsuri (fire festival) at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu

 

13th April, 2014 | at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu City, Gifu Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140413tazikara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/event/detail_spring.php?eid=00004&calendar_keisai=1



手力の火祭(岐阜県岐阜市 手力雄神社)

Sanno Festival at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Sanno Festival at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

12th - 15th April, 2014 | at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140412otsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://hiyoshitaisha.jp/event/sannou/




「山王祭」日吉大社(滋賀県大津市)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

30th March / 12th April / 21st and 26th July / 5th, 8th, 17th, 20th and 29th August / 15th September / 7th, 14th, and 23rd December, 2014

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai or Fireworks Display over Atami Beach, Atami, Shizuoka Pref., is scheduled from 8:20 pm to 8:45 pm (about 3,000 fireworks).



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/



熱海海上花火大会

Apr 10, 2014

Itoigawa Kenka Matsuri (float crash battle) at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata

Itoigawa Kenka Matsuri (float crash battle) at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata

10th - 11th April, 2014 | at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140410itoigawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/itoigawa/kanko/event/5198.html




天津神社春大祭(糸魚川けんか祭り)

Apr 9, 2014

Yanase Masamu 1900-1945 at The Museum of Art, EHIME, Matsuyama City, Ehime

Yanase Masamu 1900-1945 at The Museum of Art, EHIME, Matsuyama City, Ehime

5th April - 18th May, 2014 | Museum of Art, Matsuyama, Ehime  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]  http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140405ehime.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ehime-art.jp/



「柳瀬正夢1900-1945 時代を生きた、ひたむきな熱情」愛媛県美術館(愛媛県松山市)

Apr 8, 2014

Yuzo Saeki and Posters in Paris around 1920s at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka

Yuzo Saeki and Posters in Paris around 1920s at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka

4th April - 25th May, 2014 | Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140404sizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/



「佐伯祐三とパリ ポスターのある街角」静岡県立美術館(静岡市駿河区)

World premiere of new installation interpreting quantum theory aesthetically at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

World premiere of new installation interpreting quantum theory aesthetically at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

2nd April - 1st June, 2014 | Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

Artist Ryoji Ikeda has made a great impact worldwide with his installations and expressions using state-of-the-art electronic sounds ranging from the domain of precise bit rate control to public space projects.
His new piece "supersymmetry," the 3rd part of the YCAMcommissioned work series, is an installation in which he has approached the limits of the expression of data observation that is his forte as he interprets quantum mechanics and quantum information theory from an aesthetic viewpoint. In the work, he pursues overwhelmingly intensified expression using extensively the studio space of YCAM.

While the "supersymmetry" is conceived as an installation version of his performance work "superposition", it will be drastically updated as a new work through collaborative production between YCAM and Le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes with the support of the City of Nantes and the Ministry of Culture and Communication (France). Unveiled first in Japan, this installation will also be shown around the world.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140402ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ycam.jp/en/art/2014/04/supersymmetry.html



「池田亮司 supersymmetry」山口情報芸術センター[YCAM]

Apr 7, 2014

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

6th April, 2014 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.  

There is oral communication that the fishermen of Fukuura rescued the Netherlands ship which was drifting about Uwakai about the origin of bullfighting in the second half of the 17th century, and two cows presented as the greeting started by having fought by chance, the angle of a cow is automatically compared in a field from a farmer building the strong Japanese beef for farming at the Kamakura period, and there is also an opinion of having made this into amusement.

If bullfighting carries out from it being the spontaneous thing to depend on the combative instinct of a cow, you should think that the origin started with introduction of the cow for farming.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140407bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tougyu.com/



「定期闘牛大会」愛媛県宇和島市和霊町

Apr 6, 2014

Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

6th April, 2014 | at Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140407ieyasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://okazaki-kanko.jp/



家康行列(愛知県岡崎市)

Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) at Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City

Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) at Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City

6th April, 2014 | at the Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref.  

The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (かなまら祭り "Festival of the Steel Phallus") is held each spring at the Kanayama shrine (金山神社) in Kawasaki, Japan.
The exact dates vary: the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in April.
The penis, as the central theme of the event, is reflected in illustrations, candy, carved vegetables, decorations, and a mikoshi parade.

The Kanamara Matsuri is centered around a local penis-venerating shrine once popular among prostitutes who wished to pray for protection from sexually transmitted diseases.
It is said that there are also divine protections for business prosperity and for the clan's prosperity; and for easy delivery, marriage, and married-couple harmony.

There is also a legend of a sharp-toothed demon (vagina dentata) that hid inside the vagina of a young woman and castrated two young men on their wedding nights.
As a result, the young woman sought help from a blacksmith, who fashioned an iron phallus to break the demon's teeth, which lead to the enshrinement of the item.
Today, the festival has become something of a tourist attraction and is used to raise money for HIV research. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]  

Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) at Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140407kanamara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://tomuraya.co.jp/wakamiya-10.htm



「かなまら祭り」若宮八幡宮 金山神社(神奈川県川崎市)