Aug 31, 2014

KUKAI, who had started Shikoku Pilgrimage, at The Museum of Art, Kochi

KUKAI, who had started Shikoku Pilgrimage, at The Museum of Art, Kochi

23rd August - 23rd September, 2014 | The Museum of Art, Kochi

The Shikoku Pilgrimage or Shikoku Junrei is a multi-site pilgrimage of 88 temples associated with the Buddhist monk Kūkai (Kōbō Daishi) on the island of Shikoku, Japan.
A popular and distinctive feature of the island's cultural landscape, and with a long history, large numbers of pilgrims (known as henro) still undertake the journey for a variety of ascetic, pious, and tourism-related purposes.   (*reference: wiki)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823hnro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kochi-bunkazaidan.or.jp/...



空海の足音 四国へんろ展(高知県立美術館)

IKIRO Museum (Be Alive Museum) - SUZUKI Takahiro, at Fukuoka Art Museum

IKIRO Museum (Be Alive Museum) - SUZUKI Takahiro, at Fukuoka Art Museum

6th August - 26th October, 2014 | Fukuoka Art Museum

Takahiro Suzuki (born in 1967, Osaka) has been conveying his "Life Energy" to all viewers directly by writing the word, "Ikiro" (Be Alive!) like Sha-kyo (sutra copying) as a performance in Japan as well as overseas.

This exhibition will show his documented photographs of the past as well as his paintings.
Also by inviting Suzuki to the museum, we will hold his performance, "Ikiro" and he will make artwork as well.
The workshop with participation of the viewers will also be held to covey his art activities directly to you all.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140906ikiro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/english/eb/html/eb01/fs_eb01.htm




 鈴木貴博 生きろ美術館展(福岡市美術館)

MISAWA ATSUHIKO: ANIMALS 2014 IN IWATE, at IWATE MUSEUM OF ART

MISAWA ATSUHIKO: ANIMALS 2014 IN IWATE, at IWATE MUSEUM OF ART

6th August - 13th October, 2014 | IWATE MUSEUM OF ART

Misawa Atsuhiko (1961- , b. Kyoto prefecture), one of the most acclaimed contemporary sculptors in Japan, carves various kinds of animals out of camphor tree.
He's been creating this "Animals" series since 2000 and has won art prizes.
His life-sized animal sculptures with traces of the chisel and delicately painted features have an overwhelming presence and are loved by people of all ages.

This exhibition presents Misawa's 60 sculptures including the most recent ones along with paintings, drawings and small clay works of animals.
The early works which he created before starting the "Animals" are also exhibited only at Iwate venue.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140906iwat.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ima.or.jp/en/enhome.html



「三沢厚彦 ANIMALS 2014 in 岩手」岩手県立美術館

Yamamoto Nizo, Japanese Animation Art Exhibition, at SHIZUOKA CITY MUSEUM OF ART

Yamamoto Nizo, Japanese Animation Art Exhibition, at SHIZUOKA CITY MUSEUM OF ART

4th August - 23rd September, 2014 | SHIZUOKA CITY MUSEUM OF ART
 



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140804yamamoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.shizubi.jp/exhibition/future_140804.php




日本のアニメーション美術の創造者 山本二三展 ~天空の城ラピュタ、火垂るの墓、時をかける少女~(静岡市美術館)

Design of Made in Japan 50's-60's, at Iwami Art Museum, Masuda City, Shimane Pref.

Design of Made in Japan 50's-60's, at Iwami Art Museum, Masuda City, Shimane Pref.

2nd August - 23rd September, 2014 | Iwami Art Museum, Masuda, Shimane
 



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140802msd.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.grandtoit.jp/museum/exhibition/2014/08/post-73.html



美しい日本のデザイン Made in Japan 50's-60's(島根県立石見美術館)

Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway and others

Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway and others

 

19th July - 28th September, 2014 | Sapporo, Hokkaido

SIAF 2014 – the city’s first international art festival – will be held as part of the Creative City Sapporo initiative over a period of 72 days from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, September 28, 2014, under the stewardship of Guest Director and globally renowned artist Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The theme of the event is City and Nature. Globally active contemporary artists will contribute to this international art festival, which will provide opportunities for visitors to examine how cities can coexist with nature in the future.
During SIAF 2014, a variety of projects will be implemented across Sapporo.
The entire city and its museums will serve as a stage for the event.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140719sppro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.sapporo-internationalartfestival.jp/en/



札幌国際芸術祭2014「都市と自然」北海道立近代美術館、他

Aug 30, 2014

Visual Deception II, into the future, Bunkamura’s 25th Anniversary Special Exhibition at BUNKAMURA MUSEUM, Shibuya, Tokyo

Visual Deception II, into the future, Bunkamura’s 25th Anniversary Special Exhibition at BUNKAMURA MUSEUM, Shibuya, Tokyo

9th August - 5th October, 2014 | BUNKAMURA MUSEUM, Shibuya, Tokyo

In the history of art, the genre of “Trompe l'oeil,” with devices that play tricks on the spectators’ eyes, is a well-established feature.
This exhibition is the sequel to the Visual Deception exhibition held in 2009, Trick Art Exhibition, which broadly traced the history of the genre.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140809bkm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/20140809.html




「進化するだまし絵」Bunkamuraザ・ミュージアム(東京都渋谷区道玄坂)

Yokohama Triennale 2014, at Yokohama Museum of Art

Yokohama Triennale 2014, at Yokohama Museum of Art

1st August - 3rd November, 2014 | Yokohama Museum of Art

Yokohama Triennale 2014, the fifth edition of the Yokohama Triennale, will open from August to November 2014, and welcomes the artist MORIMURA Yasumasa as its artistic director.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140801yhm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/english/2014/index.html




「ヨコハマ・トリエンナーレ2014」横浜美術館(神奈川県横浜市西区みなとみらい)

Flea Market 2014, at INTEX OSAKA, Nanko, Suminoeku, Osaka

Flea Market 2014, at INTEX OSAKA, Nanko, Suminoeku, Osaka

30th - 31st August, 2014 | INTEX OSAKA, Nanko, Suminoeku, Osaka  

Japan's biggest international exhibition space, INTEX Osaka, with exhibitions, trade fairs, and sales events held daily!  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140830flk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tv-osaka.co.jp/event/furimaoukoku/




「フリマ王国」インテックス大阪

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

29th August, 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).



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140805atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/




熱海海上花火大会

Aug 29, 2014

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri (center of Japan Festival), Nagoya, Aichi

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri (center of Japan Festival), Nagoya, Aichi

23rd - 25th August, 2014 | center of Japan, Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri (Nippon Domannaka Festival), or Domatsuri for short, is the largest dance festival in the Chubu region.
The festival is held in mid-summer in the city of Nagoya, located in central Japan.
At the end of every August, dancers from all over Japan and abroad gather in Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture.
Their dances, along with original music and costumes flavored by their local cultural heritage, attract many viewers.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.domatsuri.com/




にっぽんど真ん中祭り(愛知県名古屋市)

Goshinkousai at Hoko Jinja Shrine, Hokota City, Ibaragi Pref.

Goshinkousai at Hoko Jinja Shrine, Hokota City, Ibaragi Pref.

29th - 31st August, 2014 | Hokota City, Ibaragi Pref.  

The modern city of Hokota was established on October 11, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Hokota, and the villages of Asahi and Taiyō (all from Kashima District).  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823hoko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.k-hokota.com/





鉾神社御神幸祭(茨城県鉾田市)

Aug 28, 2014

JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

28th - 30th August, 2014 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

The show theme for the JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW 2014 is “Tomorrow is dreamy with DIY! - The world is full of dreams-”
Even though the tough economic conditions prolong, the show will welcome its 49th anniversary this year thanks to the exhibition by many companies and their cooperation.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140829diy.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.diy-show.jp/




ジャパン DIYホームセンターショウ 2014(幕張メッセ)

Aug 27, 2014

Yoshida-no-Hi-Matsuri, or fire festival, of Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.

Yoshida-no-Hi-Matsuri, or fire festival, of Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.

26th - 27th August, 2014 | Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.

Yoshida-no-Hi-Matsuri, or fire festival, of Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets, is held to mark the end of the Mt. Fuji climbing season.
A parade of two mikoshi (portable shrine) starts from Sengen Shrine to the otabisho (portable shrine resting place), and then to Hi-matsuri, the main event of this festival in which about 80 giant torches placed along the National Road No. 139 (near Fujisan-eki Station) are set on fire, is held.   (*reference: Japan Times)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140826ysd.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  https://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/...



吉田の火祭り(北口本宮冨士浅間神社と境内社諏訪神社)

Aug 26, 2014

Mikawa Isshiki Chouchin Matsuri (lantern-light parade), Nishio City, Aichi

Mikawa Isshiki Chouchin Matsuri (lantern-light parade), Nishio City, Aichi

26th - 27th August, 2014 | Nishio City, Aichi Pref.  

Nishio is situated on the northern coast of Mikawa Bay on the Pacific Ocean in southern Aichi Prefecture.
The city lies along the eastern bank of the Yahagi River. Sheltered by Chita Peninsula and Atsumi Peninsula, the local climate is mild.
Parts of the city lie within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.   (*reference: Wiki)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140826isiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.aichi-kanko.jp/search/detail.asp?id=1488



三河一色大提灯まつり(愛知県西尾市)

Aug 25, 2014

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

24th - 26th August, 2014 | Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, with a 250-year history, is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival features a parade of floats bedecked with historical figures, castles and artificial flowers, going on the city's main streets.
Mikoshi (portable shrine) accompanied by people in traditional costumes starts from Tenman-gu Shrine, parading through the city.
Shishi-odori (local dance by men wearing deer-like hoods) to be dedicated to the shrine is performed in Mogami Koen Park , and on Minami Honcho-dori Street.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824snj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://shinjo-matsuri.jp/




新庄まつり(山形県新庄市)

Teppo Matsuri (rifle shooting festival), Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima

Teppo Matsuri (rifle shooting festival), Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima

24th August, 2014 | Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima Pref.  

Every year the people of Tanegashima go all out in the celebration of the Teppo Matsuri.
The gun festival, celebrates a very significant event that held very important implications for the whole of Japan.   (*reference: Kagoshima Internationalization Council)


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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140825teppo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/



種子島鉄砲まつり(鹿児島県西之表市)

Gangara Hi-matsuri (fire festival), Ikeda City, Osaka

Gangara Hi-matsuri (fire festival), Ikeda City, Osaka

24th August, 2014 | Ikeda City, Osaka

Gangara Fire Festival (Gangara Himatsuri or Gangarabi) is the Ikeda's most traditional annual event. The torchlight procession that goes up to Atago Shrine (on the Mt.Satsuki) will be a good subject for photography.
It is to be held in the evening of the 24th August. On the same night, the Daimonji and the Dai-ichimonji Fires are to be lit on the south and west side of Mt. Satsuki.

These fires are considered sacred: They are the simbols of the prayer for the inner satisfaction and the world peace.
Daimonji means the letter of DAI (great or big) in ,while Dai-ichimonji means the letter of DAI and ICHI (big, great, and one).   (*reference: Ikeda City Tourism Association)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.gangara.gr.jp/



がんがら火祭り(大阪府池田市)

Aug 24, 2014

Shimokuro Komasekison Matsuri (naked festival), Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Pref.

Shimokuro Komasekison Matsuri (naked festival), Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Pref.

24th August, 2014 | Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Pref.  

Fuefuki is located in central Yamanashi Prefecture. Just over 50% of the area of the city is covered in forest.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823fuefuki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.fuefuki.yamanashi.jp/kanko/





下黒駒石尊祭り(山梨県笛吹市)

Tsuruichi Hanagasa Hoko Matsuri, Nakatsu City, Oita

Tsuruichi Hanagasa Hoko Matsuri, Nakatsu City, Oita

23rd & 24th August, 2014 | Nakatsu City, Oita  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824turu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city-nakatsu.jp/kankou/maturi/2011080400381/



鶴市花傘鉾まつり(大分県中津市)

Chara & Hobi Market 2014 (Character & Hobby) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Chara & Hobi Market 2014 (Character & Hobby) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

23rd - 24th August, 2014 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140831chara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.chara-hobby.com/



キャラホビ2014 (キャラクター&ホビーイベント)幕張メッセ

Koenji Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Suginami, Tokyo

Koenji Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Suginami, Tokyo

23rd & 24th August, 2014 | Koenji, Suginami, Tokyo

The Koenji Awa-odori Dance has grown to be counted as a major summer event of Tokyo.

The 56th event this year is held under the title “Spreading Smiles,” named with hopes for the dancers’ smiles to invigorate and brighten up the people, and the whole area, of Koenji.

The 10,000 dancers and 1 million visitors will literally color the streets of Koenji a pure shade of awa-odori. (*reference: GO TOKYO - Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau)




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824koenji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ›› www.koenji-awaodori.com/



東京高円寺阿波おどり大会(東京都杉並区)

Super Yosakoi Dance Festival at Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

Super Yosakoi Dance Festival at Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

23rd & 24th August, 2014 | at Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

The Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri festival brings the traditional yosakoi dance from its birthplace of Kochi City to Harajuku Omotesando, a center of cutting-edge fashion.

One of the largest festivals in Tokyo, it features an energetic performance by some 5,000 dancers in about 100 participating teams that gather from all over Japan.   (*reference: GO TOKYO - Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau)  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824genki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.yosakoi-harajuku.com/




原宿表参道元氣祭 スーパーよさこい(東京都渋谷区)

Aug 23, 2014

Kasagake Matsuri (ice float parade), Midori City, Gunma Pref.

Kasagake Matsuri (ice float parade), Midori City, Gunma Pref.

23rd August, 2014 | Midori City, Gunma Pref.  

Midori is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The name "Midori-shi", literally means "Greenery City".

The modern city of Midori was established on March 27, 2006, from the merger of the town of Ōmama (from Yamada District), the town of Kasakake (from Nitta District), and the village of Azuma (from Seta District).   (*reference: Wiki)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824midori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.midori.gunma.jp/



笠懸まつり(群馬県みどり市笠懸町)

Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo

Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo

23rd August, 2014 | Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo  

The Otsuka Awa Odori (dance festival) has been held annually in late August since its start in Minami Otsuka in 1971.

More than 1,000 dancers participate every year, filling the community with excitement.
At the festival eve celebration on the day before the parade, there are ceremonies, and then each troupe demonstrates its Awa Odori dancing.
After the opening ceremony, the parade—which continues from around 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.—starts off with the Awa Odori dancing of each individual troupe.

More than 10 dance troupes participate every year and the evening is exciting for dancers and spectators alike.   (*reference: Toshima City Tourism Association)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824otuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ohtsuka-awaodori.com/



大塚阿波踊り(東京都豊島区南大塚)

Asakusa Samba Carnival in Taito ward in Tokyo

Asakusa Samba Carnival in Taito ward in Tokyo

23rd August, 2014 | in Taito ward in Tokyo  

Asakusa Samba Carnival in Taito ward in Tokyo attracts around 500,000 people with music, dancing and drumming. It features a competition and shows with dancers from Brazil.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140831asakusa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.asakusa-samba.org/



浅草サンバカーニバル(東京)

All Japan Fireworks Competition in Omagari in Akita Pref.

All Japan Fireworks Competition in Omagari in Akita Pref.

23rd August, 2014 | in Omagari in Akita  

Fireworks Competition in Omagari in Akita Prefecture features 15,000 fireworks an competitions in three categories including daylight fireworks.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824omagari.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.oomagari-hanabi.com/



全国花火競技大会「大曲の花火」(秋田県)

Kameido Tenjin Taisai, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Kameido Tenjin Taisai, Koto-ku, Tokyo

22nd - 25th August, 2014 | Koto-ku, Tokyo

Horen, a gorgeous cart is drawn by local people in the neighborhood.

A parade of 25 towns' mikoshi (portable shrines) goes on Kuramae-dori Street from early morning.
About 1,000 kentomyo (lighted lanterns) are lit up in the precincts, and takigi-kagura (torch-lighted Shinto dance) is performed to the accompaniment of the music in the precincts of the shrine.   (*reference: Japan Times)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140822kame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kameidotenjin.or.jp/



亀戸天神社大祭(東京都江東区)

Wajima Summer Festival, Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.

Wajima Summer Festival, Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.

22nd - 25th August, 2014 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.

Waijima Taisai is Wajima’s biggest summer festival.
The festival is actually a combination of the festivals of four different shrines in Wajima.
Wajima Taisai encompasses all the basics of a proper Noto festival into four days of celebration: mikoshi, portable shrines, taken out to sea; kiriko; a bonfire with a 12-meter pine torch; dancing and revelry in the streets.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140822wajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.wajimaonsen.com/event/78/post_2.html




輪島大祭(石川県輪島市)

Guzuyaki Matsuri (fire festival), Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

Guzuyaki Matsuri (fire festival), Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

22nd - 24th August, 2014 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

Local young men spend a week constructing a giant Guzu Fish.
Building materials consist of wood, bamboo, and straw. The Guzu fish stretches to about 7 or 8 meters.
The Guzu is then marched in a parade, heading for the local shrine where it is set on fire in a traditional ceremonial burning.   (*reference: STEPPING STONES ISHIKAWA)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140827kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.yataya.co.jp/08/event08-2



ぐず焼き祭り(石川県加賀市)

Aug 22, 2014

Nagoya Antique Fair at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi

Nagoya Antique Fair at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi

Over 200 stalls to explore at Chubu area’s largest antique’s fair.
From kimonos and armour to toys and retro items, a wide range of both Japanese and Western antiques will be on sale.   (*reference: Nagoya International Center)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140501nagoyaantique.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.nagoyakottousai.com/



名古屋骨董祭(名古屋市吹上ホール)

Earth Celebration on Sado Island, Niigata Pref.

Earth Celebration on Sado Island, Niigata Pref.

22nd - 24th August, 2014 | on Sado Island, Niigata Pref.  

Earth Celebration on Sado Island is a musical event for musicians from all over the world hosted by the taiko drum group Kodo.
Guest in the past have included Korean dance groups, jazz musicians, Trinidad steel drum units and Balinese bamboo xylophone groups.
The vent draws several thousand people.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823sado.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kodo.or.jp/ec/



「アース・セレブレーション」新潟県佐渡島(小木地区)

Oeda Matsuri & Bon Dance at Hamamachi Park, Tokyo

Oeda Matsuri & Bon Dance at Hamamachi Park, Tokyo

22nd & 23rd August, 2014 | Hamamachi Park, Tokyo  

* The Bon festival dance is an event enjoyed in groups at night during the season of Bon, the Buddhist festival for the dead held around the fifteenth of August (or July in some regions).



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823oedo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››www.city.chuo.lg.jp/kurasi/komyunitei/ooedomaturi.html



大江戸まつり盆おどり大会(東京都中央区日本橋浜町 浜町公園)

Yotaka Andon Matsuri (lantern light parade), Numata Town, Hokkaido

Yotaka Andon Matsuri (lantern light parade), Numata Town, Hokkaido

22nd & 23rd August, 2014 | Numata Town, Hokkaido  

Yotaka Andon Matsuri is A Japanese festival where parade floats charge and fight.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823yotaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
››  http://www.town.numata.hokkaido.jp/section/nougyou/ujj7s30000001g7v.html



夜高あんどん祭り(北海道雨竜郡沼田町)

Mantouren Gyoretu (lantern parade), Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.

Mantouren Gyoretu (lantern parade), Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.

22nd August, 2014 | Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.  

Nagareyama is located in the far northwestern corner of Chiba Prefecture, bordered by the Edogawa River to the west.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140822nagare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://nagareyamakankou.com/



萬灯練行列(千葉県流山市)

Aug 21, 2014

HIROSHIMA 2014, International Animation Festival

HIROSHIMA 2014, International Animation Festival

21st - 25th August, 2014 | Aster Plaza, Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA 2014, International Animation Festival at Aster Plaza, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture.
The festival has been held every other year since its start in 1985 under the spirits of "LOVE & PEACE."

It is a big international animation film competition in which 59 selected titles are shown to the public.
There are many other programs such as HIROSHIMA 30th Anniversary Special Program (film show and exhibition), "Frame-in" for students and non-professionals, and "Nexus Point" for professionals and production companies, and "Kid's Clip" animation for children.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140821hsm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://hiroanim.org/en2014/e01about/1-01e.html




広島国際アニメーションフェスティバル

Aug 20, 2014

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)


20th and 29th August, 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/140805atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/



熱海海上花火大会

Aug 18, 2014

Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals) at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.

Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals) at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.

18th August, 2014 | at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140818arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tjsaga.co.jp/tjs/event/event_shosai.php?eid=423



龍泉寺十八夜祭(佐賀県有田町)

Aug 17, 2014

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

17th, 20th and 29th August, 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/140805atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/


熱海海上花火大会

Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

16th - 22nd August, 2014 | Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

The Myoken Taisai Festival has been held every single year since 1127.

The festival features the carrying of portable shrines (mikoshi) through the city before finally returning to the Chiba Shrine, led by the rhythm of a giant taiko drum, whose sound (verbalized as “daran-daran” in Japanese) is the origin for the festival’s nickname, the Daradara Festival.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140816chiba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.chibajinja.com/540reisai.html




妙見大祭(千葉県千葉市)

Summer Sonic (music festival), Tokyo & Osaka

Summer Sonic (music festival), Tokyo & Osaka

16th - 17th August, 2014 | Makuhari, Tokyo & Maishima, Osaka  

Summer Sonic is a music festival held at stadiums and arenas in Osaka and the Tokyo area. Performers have included various musicians and artists.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140810sonic.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.summersonic.com/2014/





サマーソニック2014&ソニックマニア(東京:QVC マリンフィールド&幕張メッセ・ 大阪:舞洲サマーソニック大阪特設会場)

Hitachinaka Festival (summer fes.), Hitachinaka City, Ibaragi Pref.

Hitachinaka Festival (summer fes.), Hitachinaka City, Ibaragi Pref.

16th & 17th August, 2014 | Hitachinaka City, Ibaragi Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824hitacinaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hitachinaka-fes.com/



ひたちなか祭り(茨城県ひたちなか市)



Aug 16, 2014

Sumida Street Jazz Festival, Kinshichou, Tokyo

Sumida Street Jazz Festival, Kinshichou, Tokyo

16th & 17th August, 2014 | Sumidaku, Tokyo

At the 32 venues around the Kinshicho Station, Oshiage Station and Tokyo Sky Tree, A total of 250 bands give performances.
Additionally, you can enjoy eating and drinking at the refreshment stands of Kinshi Park and Tokyo Sky Tree.  


Sumida Street Jazz Festival, Kinshichou, Tokyo



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140817sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://sumida-jazz.jp/sj/




すみだ・ストリート・ジャズ・フェスティバル(東京都墨田区)

Tug of War Competition, Tosa City, Kochi Pref.

Tug of War Competition, Tosa City, Kochi Pref.

 

16th August, 2014 | Tosa City, Kochi Pref.

Tosa is located in central Kōchi Prefecture, and faces the Shikoku Mountain Range to the north and Pacific Ocean to the south.
The Niyodo River flows through the Takaoka Plain in the town, where rice is grown.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140817kochi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.webkochi.net/kanko/sanpo54.php




大綱まつり(高知県土佐市)

Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo

Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo

16th August, 2014 | Yabu City, Hyogo  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140816yabu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
››  http://www2.cc22.ne.jp/otoya/4-gakuuchi/4-44wakasugizanzaka/4-44wakasugizanzaka-top.html




若杉ざんざか踊(兵庫県養父市)

Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires) in Kyoto

Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires) in Kyoto

16th August, 2014 | in Kyoto  

Daimon-ji Yaki in Kyoto features enormous bonfires lit on five mountains in the form of five Chinese characters and shapes.
The Chinese character for dai (“large”) measures 230 by 510 feet.

The other characters are Myo and Ho , which together form “the marvelous law of Buddha,” Torii (a Shinto Gate) and Funagata (the shape of a ship).
The fires are lit at 8:00pm and the best place to see them is from the banks of the Kamogawa River.

The rite is performed to pay respects to the souls if ancestors and guide them their trip back to the other world.

The origins of the rite is unknown. It may date back to A.D. 815 when a monk started a bonfire to dispel the plague.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140816okiribi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kyokanko.or.jp/3dai/daimonji.html



五山送り火(大文字やき)京都

Eisa Festival (island wide festival) in Okinawa Pref.

Eisa Festival (island wide festival) in Okinawa Pref.

15th - 17th August, 2014 | island wide in Okinawa Pref.

Eisa Festival is an island wide festival in Okinawa that features young men and women in traditional costumes performing a bon dance to the musical accompaniment of samisen and drums.

It honor ancestors.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140823eisa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.zentoeisa.com/




沖縄全島エイサーまつり

Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display) in Yamagata Pref.

Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display) in Yamagata Pref.

15th & 16th August, 2014 | Mogamigawa riverside in Yamagata Pref.  

Fireworks Display in Yamagata features over 12,000 fireworks shot off over the Mogamigwa River in Sakata and lasting from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140816oishida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.town.oishida.yamagata.jp/....



大石田まつり(最上川花火大会)山形県

Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

15th August, 2014 | Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

The stunning Oki Islands are located 40 to 80 kilometers north of the Shimane Prefecture coastline.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140815oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://visitshimane.com/?tag=oki



牛突き夏場所大会(島根県隠岐の島町)