Sep 29, 2014

King of Hill Climb, Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.

King of Hill Climb, Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.

 

28th September, 2014 | Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140929fuji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.bikenavi.net/index.html




キング・オブ・ヒルクライム富士山

Sep 28, 2014

Otokunchi Honou (parade with fire), Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

Otokunchi Honou (parade with fire), Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

27th September, 2014 | Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140928otokunci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kitahiro.jp/



乙九日炎の祭典 (おとくんちほのお)広島県北広島町

Oirase Shimoda Matsuri (float & costumed people parade), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

Oirase Shimoda Matsuri (float & costumed people parade), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

27th - 28th September, 2014 | Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140927oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000750.html





おいらせ下田まつり(青森県上北郡おいらせ町)

Sep 27, 2014

Dosojin Festival (phallus festival) at Utsukushigahara Onsen Hot Springs, Matsumoto City, Nagano

Dosojin Festival (phallus festival) at Utsukushigahara Onsen Hot Springs, Matsumoto City, Nagano

 

27th September, 2014 | at Utsukushigahara Onsen, Matsumoto City, Nagano  


Dosojin Festival is phallus festival held the Utsukushigahara Onsen in Matsumoto.

It is named after a pair of deities called 'dosojin' that can be found on stone statues in this region.

During the festival women dress up in costumes of giant penises and walk through the streets while wild merry making goes on. 




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140928matsumoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.matsumoto-tca.or.jp/en/






美ヶ原温泉 道祖神まつり(長野県松本市)

Japan Plamodel & Hobby Show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Japan Plamodel & Hobby Show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

26th - 28th September, 2014 | at Makuhari Messe Fairgrounds, Chiba  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141011hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://business1.plala.or.jp/plamodel/index.html





全日本模型ホビーショー

Sep 26, 2014

Ara Odori at Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki

Ara Odori at Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki

26th & 27th September, 2014 | Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki
 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140926myzk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://matsuri.kanko-miyazaki.jp/..





                      「荒踊」宮崎県西臼杵郡五ヶ瀬町 三ヶ所神社

Sep 25, 2014

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase - TOURISM EXPO JAPAN - at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

25th - 28th September, 2014 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  

With over 140 nations and regions,
domestic travel promotion associations and organizations,
and those related to the travel industry exhibiting,
each of which provide up-to-date information on tourism
and how to enjoy travel, personalized travel commodities and the like,
those attending this exhibition are able to directly obtain all kinds of travel information. 

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo


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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140912jata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://jata-jts.jp/index-en.html


JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase





「TOURISM EXPO JAPAN」 JATA旅博 2014(東京ビッグサイト)

Sep 24, 2014

Ritual Event at Hachiman Jinja Shrine, Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.

Ritual Event at Hachiman Jinja Shrine, Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.

23rd - 24th September, 2014 | Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140923nagano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
››  http://www.nagano-tabi.net/modules/event/?event_id=0000000365




池田町八幡神社例大祭(長野県北安曇郡池田町)

Sep 23, 2014

Hakamano Menburyu (Mask Dance), Takeo City, Saga Pref.

Hakamano Menburyu (Mask Dance), Takeo City, Saga Pref.

23rd September, 2014 | Takeo City, Saga Pref.

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga Prefecture.
It is approximately 28 kilometers (17 mi) west of Saga City and approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Sasebo.

Takeo has a complex topography including mountains, mountain basins and riverside plains.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140923hakama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
››  http://www.city.takeo.lg.jp/kyouiku/bunkazai/pages/bunkazai/bunkazai-429.htm





「袴野の面浮立」佐賀県武雄市東川登町袴野 貴船神社

Yamanonogaku (ritual dance festival), Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.

Yamanonogaku (ritual dance festival), Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.

23rd September, 2014 | Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140923sanya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
››  http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000002205





山野の楽(福岡県嘉麻市)

Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival), Higashiyama, Kyoto

Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival), Higashiyama, Kyoto

22nd September, 2014 | Higashiyama, Kyoto

Kushi Matsuri or Comb Festival at Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, features a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140922kushi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/..





櫛まつり(京都市東山区東大路通 安井金比羅宮)

Sep 22, 2014

Aizu Matsuri (Dance & Parade), Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

Aizu Matsuri (Dance & Parade), Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

21st - 23rd September, 2014 | Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

The highlight of the festival is Aizuhan-ko Gyoretsu, in which a procession in honor of a feudal lord of the Aizu domain and his 500 armored warriors comes out of Tsuruga-jo Castle and goes through the city.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140921aizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://e.samurai-city.jp/





会津まつり(福島県会津若松市)

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

21st September, 2014 | Shimada City, Shizuoka Pref.

The Shimada Mage (Shimada Hairstyle) was first invented by a prostitute named Toragozen.
This festival commemorates the hairstyle and is held near the Kaminozuka, a round stone monument in front of Toragozen’s grave at Udaji Temple, which served as her family’s temple.

Women from the city can be seen wearing various types of Shimada Mage on Hon Dori in front of Shimada Station.

As the Shimada Mage dance and other activities are presented, the sight of all the women in the streets wearing their hair in the Mage fashion enlivens the atmosphere of the area.   (*reference: Shizuoka Guide)  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140915simada.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://shimadamage.eshizuoka.jp/





島田髷まつり(静岡県島田市)

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

20th - 23rd September, 2014 | Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140920kanazawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kanazawaodori.jp/




金沢おどり(石川県金沢市 県立音楽堂邦楽ホール)

Sep 21, 2014

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

20th & 21st September, 2014 | Awaji, Hyogo Pref.
 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140920awaj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.awajishima-kanko.jp/...




水かけ祭(兵庫県淡路市仮屋 事代主神社)

Sep 20, 2014

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

20th September, 2014 | Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

The Okumakabuto Matsuri is most unique on the Noto Peninsula. Huge banners (wakubata), animated dancing, and the distinctive rhythms of gongs and drums express old relationships with the Korea Peninsula.

It is said that visitors from the other side of the Japan Sea brought with them the gods of the Kumakabuto Arakashihito shrine, which worships Arakashihiko no kami and Tsunega-arashito no kami.  

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140920nanao.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.nanaoh.net/p136.html




「お熊甲祭」(石川県七尾市中島町宮前)

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

HEIWAJIMA ANTIQUES FAIR SINCE 1978.

The oldest and most famous antique fair in Japan. Over 280 dealers from all over the country.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140322heiwajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/HOME.html




平和島 全国古民具骨董まつり(平和島東京流通センター)

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

19th - 21st September, 2014 | in Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

Momoishi (百石町 Momoishi-machi) is a town located in Kamikita District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.  


# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140920oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.town.oirase.aomori.jp/



おいらせ百石(ももいし)まつり

Sep 19, 2014

Tokyo Game Show 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Tokyo Game Show 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba


18th - 21st September, 2014 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  

The Tokyo Game Show, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan.
It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.



Tokyo Game Show 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba


The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases/related hardware.
Like Germany's gamescom, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140919game.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://tgs.cesa.or.jp/index.html




東京ゲームショウ2014(幕張メッセ)

Sep 18, 2014

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

18th - 20th September, 2014 | Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Mikoshi on parade, but here's the kicker:
The parade starts at the bottom of the many steps leading up to Ikaho shrine, ending at Ikaho shrine.

Feats of strength, will-power and probably liquid courage are demonstrated as the heavy mikoshi are carried up the famous stone steps.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140918ikaho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/matsuri/ikaho.html




伊香保まつり(蘆花祭)群馬県渋川市伊香保町

Sep 17, 2014

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

16th & 17th September, 2014 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.
 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140916nt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.town.noto.lg.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?common_id=865




柳田大祭(石川県鳳珠郡能登町)

Sep 16, 2014

Yabusame (horseback archery demonstration) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Yabusame (horseback archery demonstration) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

16th September, 2014 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Yabusame is a horseback archery demonstration held at Tsurgaoka Shrine in Kamakura.

The archers dressed in traditional costumes with funny looking feathered hats attempt to hit targets while riding at full gallop.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140916kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://kamakura-info.jp/




                      「流鏑馬神事」鶴岡八幡宮(神奈川県鎌倉市)

Sep 15, 2014

Kutani Zanzaka Odori (Dancing parade), Mikata, Hyogo

Kutani Zanzaka Odori (Dancing parade), Mikata, Hyogo

15th September, 2014 | Mikata, Hyogo

This annual festival of Hachiman Jinja shrine for the local god of Kutani is also known as taiko odori.

After dedicating their dance to the shrine god, the dancers visit parishioners' houses to perform dances, praying for the well-being of families and a good harvest.   (*reference: Kansai Window)




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140915zanza.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/event/..



「久谷ざんざか踊り」兵庫県美方郡新温泉町久谷

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

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/141208atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/




熱海海上花火大会

Grand Sumo Tournament, at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumo Arena, Tokyo

Grand Sumo Tournament, at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumo Arena, Tokyo

14th - 28th September, 2014 | The Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumo Arena, 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/140914sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html





Sep 14, 2014

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

14th & 15th September, 2014 | Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140915ama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://ama-kan.jp/spot/detail.php?id=250



築地だんじりまつり(兵庫県尼崎市 初嶋大神宮)

Hyoge Matsuri, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Hyoge Matsuri, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

14th September, 2014 | Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Hyoge Matsuri is a Takamatsu Citys Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property, and the film records the scenes from the preparation of one of the strangest festivals in Japan right up to the real festival.   (*reference: Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities)  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140914hyoge.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/6121.html




「ひょうげ祭り」香川県高松市香川町

Ishioka Festival at Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ishioka Festival at Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

13th - 15th September, 2014 | Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

One of the three biggest festivals in Eastern Japan is held every year during September in the city of Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Usually spanning the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of a long weekend, the festival fills those three days and nights with revelry and history, celebrating a tradition older than most countries.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140914isioka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
››  http://ishioka-kankou.com/_12/02_watch_play/b_matsuri/01_ishioka/ishi_0.html




石岡のおまつり(常陸國總社宮例大祭)茨城県石岡市

Setomono Matsuri (Sale of Japanese pottery and porcelain), Seto City, Aichi Pref.

Setomono Matsuri (Sale of Japanese pottery and porcelain), Seto City, Aichi Pref.

13th & 14th September, 2014 | Seto City, Aichi Pref.
Setomono is Japanese pottery and porcelain, one of the country's oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period. Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140913seto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.setocci.or.jp/setomonomatsuri/



                      「せともの祭」愛知県瀬戸市瀬戸川沿い

Sep 13, 2014

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

13th & 14th September, 2014 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

A disguise contest, which is very unique and nationally well known, is held in the day and a valiant parade of decorated floats is performed in the evening to heat up whole town to the climax of the festival.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140913misa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.misakubo.net/...




「みさくぼ祭り」静岡県浜松市天竜区水窪町

Kokutani Ozawa Mikoshi Jumangoku Matsuri (large plate float), Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

Kokutani Ozawa Mikoshi Jumangoku Matsuri (large plate float), Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

13th & 14th September, 2014 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140907kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://tabimati.net/event/detail.php?p=486




十万石まつり 古九谷大皿みこし(石川県加賀市)

Jike Kiriko Matsuri (tower float), Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

Jike Kiriko Matsuri (tower float), Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

13th - 14th September, 2014 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

Head to the north of the Noto Peninsula for Suzu City Jike Kiriko Festival, featuring a 16-m kiriko float–the tallest in Japan!  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140914jike.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://kimassi.net/notomaturi/jike.html



寺家キリコ祭り(石川県珠洲市)

Yawatanmachi (traditional Mikoshi parade festival), Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.

Yawatanmachi (traditional Mikoshi parade festival), Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.

13th & 14th September, 2014 | Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140914yawatanmaci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.tateyama.chiba.jp/shoukan/page024219.html




やわたんまち:安房国司祭(千葉県館山市)

Danjiri Matsuri (pulling huge festival floats), Kishiwada City, Osaka

Danjiri Matsuri (pulling huge festival floats), Kishiwada City, Osaka

13th - 14th September, 2014 | in Kishiwada City, Osaka

Danjiri Matsuri is the wildest festival in Osaka.
It feature teams pulling huge festival floats, weighing up to 4 tons, with ropes through the streets with a couple of nasty turns that sometimes send men standing on the mikoshi flying off or causes the mikoshi to careen out of control.
Sometimes the teams consist of more than 100 people. In the past people have been killed.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140814danjiri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.kishiwada.osaka.jp/site/danjiri/




岸和田だんじり祭(大阪府)

Hono no Saiten (Fire Work Festival), Toyohashi, Aichi

Hono no Saiten (Fire Work Festival), Toyohashi, Aichi

13th September, 2014 | Toyohashi, Aichi
 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140913hono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.toyohashi-cci.or.jp/event/honoo/index.html




「炎の祭典」愛知県豊橋市

Sep 12, 2014

Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014, Hokkaido

Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014, Hokkaido

12th - 28th September, 2014 | Sapporo, Hokkaido  

Sapporo Autumn Fest showcases the richness of food production around Hokkaido and its capital city Sapporo.
Hokkaido's four distinct seasons of the year enrich its vast land and ocean.
The snow accumulated on the land during winter turns into fresh and clear water in spring, which is essential to all kinds of crop to grow in the summertime.
Autumn is the harvest season, and Sapporo Autumn Fest brings us the best opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the benefit from nature.
The five sites along the Odori Park strip bring you to the food world of Hokkaido.
Sapporo Autumn Fest is not an event of just eating, drinking or buying food.
Through those opportunities, you will get to know more about the food in Hokkaido and the people involved in it: both your appetite and your heart will be fulfilled. Get embraced with the autumn harvest from all over Hokkaido.
Delight the palate and make long-lasting memories. It is only possible in this time of the year at Sapporo Autumn Fest!  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140913sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.sapporo-autumnfest.jp/english/





さっぽろオータムフェスト(北海道札幌市 大通公園)

Sep 11, 2014

Hojoya (or Hojoe) Festival at Hakozaki-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.

Hojoya (or Hojoe) Festival at Hakozaki-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.

12th - 18th September, 2014 | at Hakozaki-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.  

Hojoe Festival in Fukuoka features people who spins top on Japanese fans and cotton threads and even the edge of Japanese swords. 




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140812hojoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://yokanavi.com/jp/theme/detail/6





「放生会」筥崎宮(福岡市東区箱崎)

Sep 10, 2014

Mikoshi & Dashi Parade at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo

Mikoshi & Dashi Parade at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo

12th - 15th September, 2014 | at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140913akasaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.akasakahikawa.or.jp/oshirase/




赤坂氷川神社 山車・神輿連合巡行(東京都港区)

Sep 9, 2014

Dara-Dara Matsuri Festival, or Ginger Fair at Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo

Dara-Dara Matsuri Festival, or Ginger Fair at Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo

11th & 21st September, 2014 | Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo

The festival is also known as “Shoga Matsuri ” or Ginger Root Festival. Open-air stalls selling fresh ginger roots are set up on the street through Shrine.
About 20 Mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried in the neighborhood of the Shrine.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140911daradara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/361877/




だらだら祭り(東京都港区芝大門)

Sep 8, 2014

Odate Kyojinsha Reisai (shrine festival), Odate City, Akita Pref.

Odate Kyojinsha Reisai (shrine festival), Odate City, Akita Pref.

10th & 11th September, 2014 | Odate City, Akita Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140910odate.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://yp.mic.ne.jp/maturi/





雨祭り 大館神明社祭典 秋田県大館市

Sep 7, 2014

Huge Tag of War Competition, Itoman City, Okinawa Pref.

Huge Tag of War Competition, Itoman City, Okinawa Pref.

8th September, 2014 | Itoman City, Okinawa Pref.

Itoman tug-of-war is the second largest in Okinawa, rivaled only by Naha tug-of-war.
These days tug-of-wars in most areas are performed on holidays and are usually in part a tourist event, the Itoman tug of war has managed to remain relatively traditional.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140919itoman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.itoman.lg.jp/kankou-navi/docs-kankou/2014072500031/




糸満大綱引(沖縄県糸満市)

The Yosakoi; O-Edo Soran Matsuri (dance festival), Kiba Park, Tokyo

The Yosakoi; O-Edo Soran Matsuri (dance festival), Kiba Park, Tokyo

7th September, 2014 | at Kiba Park, Tokyo

A large Yosakoi-dance competition festival. 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140908kiba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://ooedo-soran.jp/index.html




ザ・よさこい 大江戸ソーラン祭り(東京都江東区 木場公園)

Sep 6, 2014

Autum Moon Festival at Ishiyama Temple, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Autum Moon Festival at Ishiyama Temple, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

6th - 8th September, 2014 | Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Ishiyama-dera Temple: Set on the side of a mountain overlooking Lake Biwa, Ishiyama-dera temple with its famous Kannon image was a popular pilgrimage 1,000 years ago.
It was founded in 749 and is headquarters of one of the Shingon Buddhist sects.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140919isiyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
››  http://www.ishiyamadera.or.jp/ishiyamadera/gyouji/shugetsusai/



石山寺秋月祭(滋賀県大津市)

Sep 5, 2014

Hassaku Matsuri, Yamato Town, Kumamoto Pref.

Hassaku Matsuri, Yamato Town, Kumamoto Pref.

6th & 7th September, 2014 | Yamato Town, Kumamoto Pref.

This is a traditional festival with a 240-year history.
The main attraction is the giant creations skillfully made by individual communities, with pinecones and other wild plants that grow in Yabe.
These express the society and people’s wishes with a sense of humor.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140906hsk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://kumanago.jp/event/..





八朔祭(熊本県上益城郡山都町)

Sep 4, 2014

Dai Don Den (street performance carnival), Sapporo, Hokkaido

Dai Don Den (street performance carnival), Sapporo, Hokkaido

5th - 7th September, 2014 | Sapporo, Hokkaido  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140830sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.daidonden.com/



だい・どん・でん! さっぽろパフォーマンスカーニバル(北海道札幌市)

Sep 3, 2014

Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

3rd - 5th February, 2014 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Tokyo International Gift Show(TIGS) is the largest International Trade Show in Japan, with the exhibits of personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories.

Established in 1967, TIGS is held semi-annually, each Spring and Autumn at Japan’s state-of-the-art Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) organized by Business Guide-Sha, Inc.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140904gift.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.giftshow.co.jp/english/78tigs/index.htm





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