Nov 30, 2014

KABUKI! Kichirei Kaomise Kougyo (kabuki All Stars), at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto

 
KABUKI! Kichirei Kaomise Kougyo (kabuki All Stars), at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto

30th November - 26th December, 2014 | at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto  

Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama.
Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.   (*reference: Wiki)  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141130minamiza.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kabuki-bito.jp/theaters/kyoto/








Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.

 
Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.

29th November - 25th December, 2014 | on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141214tottori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tottori-sakyu.jp/






山陰最大のイルミネーションイベント「鳥取砂丘イリュージョン」

Okinawa International Carnival/Gate 2 Festival 2014

Okinawa International Carnival/Gate 2 Festival 2014

29th - 30th November, 2014 

Okinawa City, Koza as it is familiarized, is home to people from more than 30 different countries, and makes it the most suitable place to hold this internationally flavored, participation-oriented event.

Enjoy the tastes from around the world, dance with Samba Parade, and be a part of the melting pot of International "champru (mixture)" !  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141130okinawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.okinawa.okinawa.jp/site/view/contview.jsp?cateid=116&id=9863&page=1






沖縄国際カーニバル2014

Shoes Festival at Tamahime Inari Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

Shoes Festival at Tamahime Inari Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

29th - 30th November, 2014 | at Tamahime Inari Shrine, Taito, Tokyo  

Taito is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo and is located to the north east of central Tokyo. Taito includes the districts of Ueno and Asakusa.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123taito.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kutsumatsuri.com/



靴のめぐみ祭り市(東京都台東区)

Nov 28, 2014

Karuizawa Winter Festival 2014

Karuizawa Winter Festival 2014

7th - 25th December, 2014 / 1st - 14th February, 2015 | Karuizawa Winter Festival - White Christmas & Valentaine in Karuizawa, Nagano

The main streets of the town are illuminated in the evening from the 7th to the 25th of December.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141207karuizawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.karuizawamonogatari.jp/




ウィンター・フェスティバル in 軽井沢

German Christmas Market in Sapporo | November 28 - December 24

German Christmas Market in Sapporo | November 28 - December 24

This event was initiated to commemorate the 31st anniversary of sister-city affiliation between Sapporo and Munich, Germany.

With German stalls selling Christmas ornaments and sweets set up along the street, a real atmosphere of German Christmas is produced in Sapporo.

Please enjoy hanging out in the central park with a glass of hot wine in your hand.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141129sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sapporo-christmas.com/




ミュンヘン・クリスマス市 in Sapporo

Nov 27, 2014

OTOMO Yoshihide: Between Music and Art, at NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo Opera City

OTOMO Yoshihide: Between Music and Art, at NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo Opera City

22nd November, 2014 - 22nd February, 2015 | NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo Opera City

OTOMO Yoshihide is active as a musician in a broad range of musical fields from improvised to popular, and works on soundtracks for cinema and TV among many other things.

At the same time, he has so far created and exhibited installation pieces and numerous other works in the realm of art, which have been featured in various exhibitions at museums and galleries.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141122ntt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ntticc.or.jp/index_e.html






「大友良英 音楽と美術のあいだ」NTTインターコミュニケーション・センター(東京都新宿区西新宿 東京オペラシティタワー)

Nov 26, 2014

The World of Kenji Ekuan: A Great Master of Design, Hiroshima Produced, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

The World of Kenji Ekuan: A Great Master of Design, Hiroshima Produced, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

18th November - 23rd December, 2014 | Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Kenji Ekuan (1929-), a great master of industrial design area known worldwide, once remarked that the scene of the sun setting on a burn-out field of Hiroshima after atomic bombing was the starting point for him to pursue the path toward the design world.

Ever since, Kenji Ekuan deployed creative activities for the realization of the world of design devoted to the ideal relationships between “mankind” and “tools,” while initiating the fusion of modern design and Eastern thought.
In this exhibition, achievements in the field of Monodukuri design and its world are introduced.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141118hirosm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hpam.jp/english/






「広島が生んだデザイン界の巨匠 榮久庵憲司の世界展」広島県立美術館

Nov 25, 2014

Japan Architects 1945-2010 at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

Japan Architects 1945-2010 at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

1st November, 2014 - 15th March, 2015 | 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

In organizing Japan Architects 1945-2010, we welcomed Frédéric Migayrou, deputy director of the Pompidou Centre in Paris, as its general curator.

Planning an exhibition to introduce the broad flow of Japanese architecture after the war, he considered projects by 75 Japanese architects who played major roles in postwar Japan.
F. Migayrou then organized the exhibition into six sections covering the years from 1945, when Japan, reduced to rubble by the war, began its recovery, to 2010.

Using color codes corresponding to the concepts in each section, he actively read and decoded postwar Japanese architecture from his own distinctive perspective.

This exhibition includes exhibits from the Pompidou Centre, which has a large collection of materials on Japanese architecture, and about 300 rare original works, to trace the course of these architects’ thinking and present their achievements.                




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141101_21.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/





「ジャパン・アーキテクツ 1945-2010」金沢21世紀美術館(石川県金沢市)

Art on Tourism at The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

Art on Tourism at The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

 

1st November - 7th December, 2014 | The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
 




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141101wa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.momaw.jp/language/english/






                      「和歌山から始まる旅 観光する美術」和歌山県立近代美術館

Nov 24, 2014

Zaha Hadid, Baghdad-born, London-based architect at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Zaha Hadid, Baghdad-born, London-based architect at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

18th October - 23rd December, 2014 | Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Baghdad-born, London-based architect Zaha Hadid (1950- ) is a maestro, leading the sphere of contemporary architecture and enthralling the world.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141018zaha.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.operacity.jp/ag/exh169/index_e.php





「ザハ・ハディド」東京オペラシティ アートギャラリー(東京都新宿区西新宿)

Visual Deception at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Hyogo

Visual Deception at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Hyogo

15th October - 28th December, 2014 | Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
 




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141015dms.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp/exhibition/t_1410/index.html





「だまし絵II」兵庫県立美術館(兵庫県神戸市中央区脇浜海岸通)

National Treasures of Japan at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo

National Treasures of Japan at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo

15th October - 7th December, 2014 | Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo

This exhibition features National Treasures gathered across various periods and genres under the theme of the “form of prayers,”─tangible objects that people have placed their hopes in and cherished wholeheartedly.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141015kokuho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en





「日本国宝展」東京国立博物館

Koyasan 1200th Anniversary: Treasures of the Sacred Mountain, at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

Koyasan 1200th Anniversary: Treasures of the Sacred Mountain, at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

11th October - 7th December, 2014 | SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

The monk Kukai founded a Shingon esoteric Buddhist monastic training center on Mt. Koya in 816. Over 1200 years, Mt. Koya has remained sacred ground for Buddhism in Japan while one of the most remarkable collections of treasures of Buddhist art has been assembled atop the mountain.

This exhibition offers an opportunity to see rare works from that mountaintop, including implements for rituals and script associated with Kukai , Buddhist paintings based on the doctrines of Shingon esoteric Buddhism, and Keiha school Buddhist sculptures, including the Standing Statues of Eight Attendants of Fudo Myoo.
This exhibition is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience the essence of this aspect of Japanese culture, nurtured spirit of Kukai and over the centuries at Mt. Koya.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141011sun.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibit/2014_5/





「高野山開創1200年記念 高野山の名宝」サントリー美術館(東京都港区赤坂 東京ミッドタウン)

Nov 23, 2014

Bonten Matsuri at Haguroyama Jinja, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.

Bonten Matsuri at Haguroyama Jinja, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.

23rd - 24th November, 2014 | Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.  

Located in the center of Tochigi- prefecture, Utsunomiya is full of attractions.
Having developed as a town of temples, castles, and accommodations all rolled into one, it has heaps of culture and history.
In the suburbs you can enjoy the abundant nature.

Yes, Utsunomiya is filled with something else.   (*reference: Utsunomiya Convention & Visitors Bureau)  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123utunomy.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.utsunomiya.tochigi.jp/movie/14766/015164.html





羽黒山神社梵天祭(栃木県宇都宮市)

Yamaguchi Tenjin Festival, November 23, Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi Tenjin Festival, November 23, Yamaguchi

As the Autumn festival for Furukuma Shrine, Hanamiko (flower maidens) and Yakko will parade in the streets.

* This festival is one of Yamaguchi City's Three Big Festivals (along with the Yamaguchi Gion Festival and the Yamaguchi Lanterns Festival).  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123yamaguchi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yamaguchi-city.jp/calendar/





山口天神祭 (古熊神社ほか)

Hinkoko Matsuri (puppet play) at Oyatajinja Shrine, Mino City, Gifu Pref.

Hinkoko Matsuri (puppet play) at Oyatajinja Shrine, Mino City, Gifu Pref.

23rd November, 2014 | at Oyatajinja Shrine, Mino City, Gifu Pref.  

Hinkoko means doll.
The people make about thirty dolls two meters tall, woven from bamboo and representing Susanoo and peasant and a doll of the orochi (mythical eight-headed serpent).




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123gifu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mino-city.jp/jp/tourist/festival03.html






大矢田神社ひんここまつり(岐阜県美濃市)

Nagano EBISKO - Fireworks Festival, Nagano | November 23

Nagano EBISKO - Fireworks Festival, Nagano | November 23

Ebisko, 23rd November, 2014 | Nagano  

The fireworks festival is held every year on November 23rd.
The Fireworks during this season is rare in Japan.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123nagano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nagano-cci.or.jp/ebisukou/






長野えびす講  煙火大会

Nov 22, 2014

Yatsushiro Myoken-sai (autumn festival), Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Pref.

Yatsushiro Myoken-sai (autumn festival), Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Pref.

22nd - 23rd November, 2014 | Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Pref.  

Yatsushiro Myoken Sai Festival, Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Pref., with a 400-year history, is noted for a long procession, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141122yatusiro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.myouken.com/





やつしろ妙見祭(熊本県八代市)

Yuta-to Yokagura Matsuri (ritual dance), Nishimera Village, Miyazaki Pref.

Yuta-to Yokagura Matsuri (ritual dance), Nishimera Village, Miyazaki Pref.

22nd November, 2014 | Nishimera Village, Miyazaki Pref."  

Nishimera is a village located in Koyu District, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
Nishimera is made up of the hamlets of Murasho, Ogawa, Koshino, Yokono, Takehara, Kanmera, and Itaya.
The main hamlet of Nishimera is called Murasho, has a population of 639 and has one traffic light.
However such isolation is balanced by the beautiful mountains which surround the village and the picturesque river which runs through it.   (*reference: Wiki)  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123nisimera.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.discover-miyazaki.jp/event/item_2733.html




ゆた~と夜神楽まつり(宮崎県児湯郡西米良村)

Hadakabou Matsuri (naked festival), Hofu City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Hadakabou Matsuri (naked festival), Hofu City, Yamaguchi Pref.

22nd November, 2014 | Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture  

“Hofu Tenmangu Shrine” is known as “Japan’s first Tenmangu shrine”, it is sacred to the “god of knowledge” – Sugawarano Michizane.

Among with Kitano Tenmangue in Kyoto and Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka, as the three gods of Japan.   (*reference: Yamaguchi Prefecture Tourism Promotion Division)  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123hofu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.hofu.yamaguchi.jp/site/kankou-site/hadaka.html






防府天満宮御神幸祭(裸坊祭)(ごじんこうさい(はだかぼうまつり))

Kakuban Matsuri at Negoro Temple, Iwade City, Wakayama Pref.

Kakuban Matsuri at Negoro Temple, Iwade City, Wakayama Pref.

22nd November, 2014 | Iwade City, Wakayama Pref.  

The Negoro-ji, complex of Buddhist temples stands on the side of, and is surrounded by, the sacred peaks of the Katsuragi Mountains which dominate the horizon at the northern end of the city of Iwade, Wakayama in Japan.   (*reference: Wiki)  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141123negoro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://iwade.sakura.ne.jp/








紀州根来寺かくばん祭り(和歌山県岩出市)

Sapporo White Illumination, Hokkaido

Sapporo White Illumination, Hokkaido


Street trees and objects in Odori Park and other places are decorated with colorful electric sparklers.

The illuminated street against the backdrop of the snow-clad Odori Park produces a fascinating view.

Local temperature and what to wear 0.9 - 8.1
* It begins snowing and the lowest daily temperature sometimes drops below 0°C.
* Outfits for cold weather (coat, cap, gloves, scarf) become necessary.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141122sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://white-illumination.jp/en-us/







札幌の冬の風物詩、ホワイトイルミネーション。40万個の電球が札幌の街 並を幻想的に彩ります。

Nov 21, 2014

Ritsurin Garden (Fall Illumination), Kagawa | November 21st - 30th, 2014

Ritsurin Garden (Fall Illumination), Kagawa | November 21st - 30th, 2014

This beautiful garden has a three star rating in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.  

During the picturesque fall season, a 2-km course through the south garden is illuminated, and visitors can see the pines and reddening maples in an ethereal glow against a backdrop of the black of night.
The full moon reflected in the southern Nanko pond viewed from the Kikugetsutei tea house is an inspiring sight.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141122kagawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.pref.kagawa.lg.jp/ritsurin/index_e.html






特別名勝 栗林公園 | 一歩一景を誇る大名庭園 (香川県高松市栗林町1丁目20番16号)

Gift and Souvenir from All over Japan, Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Tokyo

Gift and Souvenir from All over Japan, Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Tokyo

21st - 23rd November, 2014 | Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Tokyo  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141222bussan.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://all-nippon.jp/





ニッポン全国物産展 in サンシャインシティ

Chikuraku Matsuri | November 21 - 23, 2014, Takeda-City, Oita

Chikuraku Matsuri | November 21 - 23, 2014, Takeda-City, Oita

During this festival, about 20,000 lanterns are lit, drawing the viewer into a world of fantasy.

The biggest annual event held in Taketa, this festival is held every year in November, drawing more than 100,000 visitors.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141115oita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.taketa.oita.jp/tikuraku/




たけた竹灯籠「竹楽」(竹田市竹田町寺町・市街地周辺)

Nov 20, 2014

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens, Tokyo

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens, Tokyo

Rikugien Gardens is one of the most known daimyo teien (garden of feudal lord) from the Edo Period, built by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa who was the favorite retainer of the fifth Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi.
Designed to reflect famous scenes from waka poems, this ""Tsukiyama-Sensui"" style stroll garden has also been designated as a national scenic beauty since 1953.
The gardens are known as one of the best spots for fall foliage viewing.

The annual illumination event during the season invites many people who enjoy the beautiful collaboration between the flame of autumn leaves and the illumination throughout this beautiful example of Edo gardens.
Be advised that some parts of the gardens may be closed after 17:00 due to security reasons.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141122rikugien.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/bunkyo/event/kouyouteien.html






六義園(東京都文京区本駒込六丁目) 紅葉と大名庭園のライトアップ開催決定!! 

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

 
Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

20th - 24th November, 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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/141120arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.arita.gr.jp/







有田焼 ちゃわん祭り (佐賀県有田市)

Nov 19, 2014

Ningyo Kuyou (doll mass) at Mondoyakujin, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Pref.

Ningyo Kuyou (doll mass) at Mondoyakujin, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Pref.

19th November, 2014 | Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Pref.  

* Mondo Yakujin Temple was established by Kobodaishi.
The Buddha of Medicine is enshrined as the main Buddha of worship.
The origin of the name of the temple, Tokoji ( Eastern Light Temple), was derived from the Paradise of the Buddha of Medicine, from where light emits in the direction of east.

However, the temple is popularly called Mondo Yakujin, because the temple has been famous for the benevolence of Yakujin Buddha, who drives away from evils.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141119mondo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://mondoyakujin.or.jp/ningyo.html









人形供養 門戸厄神(兵庫県西宮市)

Nov 18, 2014

Ebessan, at Ebisu Jinja Shrine, Hiroshima

Ebessan, at Ebisu Jinja Shrine, Hiroshima

18th & 20th November, 2014 | Ebisu Jinja Shrine, Hiroshima
 




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141118ebs.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/event/2014/11/18/50227.php





胡子大祭(えびす講) 広島市中区胡町

Nov 17, 2014

Tokyo Nail Expo

Tokyo Nail Expo

16th & 17th November, 2014 | Tokyo Bigsight

Though primarily a trade show, the Tokyo Nail Expo, with its numerous nail artists and beauty products at your disposal, is a good opportunity to try out the latest in manicures.
The main stage also offers presentations on current fashion trends, as well as the Nail Queen Competition, which includes various celebrity participants.
The highlight of the event, which has been held yearly since 1999, is the Manicurist Championship, for which artists from all over Japan compete.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141116nail.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://nailevent.jp/nailexpo14/





東京ネイルエキスポ(東京ビッグサイト)

Nov 16, 2014

Ishiyama-dera on Light-up with autumnal leaves, Otsu-City, Shiga

Ishiyama-dera on Light-up with autumnal leaves, Otsu-City, Shiga

Ishiyama-dera Temple | 15th - 30th November, 2014

Ishiyama-dera Temple is located near the southern tip of Lake Biwa on the right bank of Seta-gawa River which is the only river flowing out of that lake.
Ishiyama-dera Temple has been featured in various literary works including "Kagero Nikki" (The Gossamer Years), "Sarashina Nikki" (The Sarashina Diary) and "Makura no soshi" (the Pillow Book) and there is a lore that Murasaki Shikibu, the author of "Genji Monogatari" (The Tale of Genji), conceived the story line during her visit to Ishiyama-dera Temple for a sanro (a retreat (to a temple or shrine) for prayer).





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141116shiga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ishiyamadera.or.jp/







石山寺ライトアップ (滋賀県大津市)

Inasa Puppet Play Festival, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Inasa Puppet Play Festival, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

15th - 16th November, 2014 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.  

During 3 days more than 60 puppet plays are performed from 30 theatrical companies from all over Japan. It is a great joy for children and adults.






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141116pupet.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.puppet-inasa.jp/






いなさ人形劇まつり(静岡県浜松市)

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival | November 15-16, Hachiouji, Tokyo

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival | November 15-16, Hachiouji, Tokyo

Those gingko trees were planted along the streets when the city expanded the Tama Goryo in the Showa period.

Highlight of this time is the tour of sekisho (old checking station) with old-time pass permits.
Also, the parade of classic cars that survived the Showa era is planned.
You can feel the loving enthusiasm of Hachioji citizen to their hometown, which remind us of good old days.
Enjoy nostalgic atmosphere covered with beautiful yellow leaves.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141116hachiouji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ichou-festa.org/index.html







八王子いちょう祭り (八王子市甲州街道 ほか)

Nov 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 November, 2014 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima  

Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea.

It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments.

Various events and ritual festivals held around Itsukushima Shrine, and in many other places on the island, help us to fully appreciate the changing seasons, the graceful Heian culture, and the heroic Muromachi culture of ancient Japan.   (*reference: Miyajima Official Tourism Website)  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141115miyajima.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)

Nov 14, 2014

German Christmas Market, Osaka | November 14 - December 25

German Christmas Market, Osaka | November 14 - December 25

The “Christmas Market” from Germany is one of the largest events in winter in Osaka.

You can feel the taste of Germany in Osaka.
 Precious goods including ornaments are available in addition to mulled wine and broiled sausages. Full of Christmas atmosphere.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141115osaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kuchu-teien.com/english/index.html






ドイツクリスマスマーケット大阪  ... ドイツ連邦共和国総領事館、大阪市、ドイツ 文化センター大阪、毎日放送、積水ハウス梅田オペレーション(株)、他

Kiyomizu-dera (temple), Kyoto in Autumn Light Up

Kiyomizu-dera (temple), Kyoto in Autumn Light Up

Kiyomizu-dera (temple), Kyoto in Autumn Light Up  

* Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺, kiyomizu-dera) is one of the most popular temples in Kyoto. Kiyomizu Temple was established in 778 by priest Enchin.

It is one of the oldest temple in Japan. Therefore, there are many historically important buildings including National Treasures.
Also, it is designated as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kyoto.

Over 1,200 years, It was highly respected as "Kiyomizu no Kannon-san."




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141115kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.monzenkai.com/yakan.htm






清水寺は、春の桜に劣らず、秋の紅葉も有名です。

Nov 12, 2014

Japan Home + Building Show, Tokyo Big Sight

Japan Home + Building Show, Tokyo Big Sight

12th - 14th November, 2014 | at Tokyo Big Sight  / Japan's Largest Trade Show for Building and Housing and Interior Industry  

Japan Home & Building Show is the largest exhibitions of the housing and building industry in Japan with a 30-year history.
Japan Home & Building Show always draws incredible attention welcoming almost 500 exhibitors around the world.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141023jhs.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.jma.or.jp/jhbs/en/index.html





ジャパンホーム&ビルディングショー(東京ビッグサイト)

Nov 11, 2014

Art Frame of Autumn leaves at Ankoku Temple, Hyogo

Art Frame of Autumn leaves at Ankoku Temple, Hyogo

Photo or Art Frame?
Autumn leaves at Ankoku Temple, Hyogo | Middle of November, 2014  

Autumn leaves at Ankoku Temple. At Ankoku Temple, which is a famous location for viewing autumn leaves, visitors can experience the ethos of “Zen”.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141111ankoku-ji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.toyooka.lg.jp/www/contents/1289524764497/index.html
official website (PDF File in English) ››  http://www.city.toyooka.lg.jp/www/image/kankou/pdf/english.pdf




安国寺のドウダンツツジの紅葉

Nov 10, 2014

Tori-no-Ichi, Kotohira-Otori Shrine, Yokohama

Tori-no-Ichi, Kotohira-Otori Shrine, Yokohama

Ichi-no-Tori (First Tori) November 10th, Ni-no-Tori (Second Tori) November 22nd  

Tori-no-Ichi is a festival held at Otori-Shrine in Kotohira-Shiraine every November.
It is also called "O-Tori-Sama" Yokohama citizens call it "O-Tori-Sama" in a friendly note, love it and enjoy the yearly events.

Tori-no-Ichi, or Tori-Machi, Tori-no-Machi, Tori-no-Ichi, O-Tori-sama by right, is an annual celebration of Otori-Shrine.
Tori-no-Ichi is held on Tori-no-Hi in November.
Tori-no-Hi comes every 12 days, that means two or three Tori-no-Hi in November depending on the year.

Lucky charms of bumboo rakes are given to the visitors.
It is said the bumboo rake will draw good fortune and prosperous business.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141108kotohira.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yokohama-torinoichi.jimdo.com/





酉の市 (金刀比羅神社・大鷲神社 横浜 伊勢佐木町)

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair | Asakusa, Tokyo

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair | Asakusa, Tokyo

10th & 22nd November, 2014 | Asakusa, Tokyo


Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on set days (rooster days) in November to wish good luck and business prosperity.
Known as its origin, the festival has been held in the Asakusa area since the Edo period at Ootori Jinja Shrine and Chokokuji Temple.

The festivity continues until midnight as gorgeous ""kumade"" rakes decorated in gold and silver are sold by lively venders in the shrine and temple compound.

Make your wish for good luck while enjoying the atmosphere of Tokyo's old downtown at this late fall/early winter event.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141103asakusatori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/taito/event/torinoiti1.html





浅草 「酉の市」

Nov 9, 2014

Grand Sumo Tournament, at International Center, Fukuoka

Grand Sumo Tournament, at International Center, Fukuoka

9th - 23rd November, 2014 | at International Center, Fukuoka

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/141110sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html





大相撲 本場所(十一月場所:福岡国際センター)

Hagi Jidai Matsuri (historical festival), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141110hagi.html

9th November, 2014 | Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.  

Hagi is a small city facing the Sea of Japan, and is at the north part of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
It is located about 35 km north of Yamaguchi city.
A castle was built in 1608, then the castle town developed.
Hagi Jidai festival is about the pathway of the princess promised to the prince of Hagi Castle.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141110hagi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.visit-jy.com/english/





萩時代まつり(山口県萩市)

Yagake Shukuba Matsuri (parade), Yagake Town, Okayama Pref.

Yagake Shukuba Matsuri (parade), Yagake Town, Okayama Pref.

9th November, 2014 | Yagake Town, Okayama Pref.  

The town is home to a former post station along the San'yōdō and contains a sub-honjin from the Edo period.
A samurai parade (Daimyo Gyoretsu) is held every November in commemoration of the town's history as a major stopping point on the daimyo's trip to Edo during the era of sankin kōtai.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141110yagake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.yakage.lg.jp/daimyou/top.html






矢掛の宿場まつり 大名行列(岡山県小田郡矢掛町)

Full Sailed Nippon Maru, Yokohama | 9th November, 2014

Full Sailed Nippon Maru, Yokohama | 9th November, 2014

All of Nippon Maru's 29 sails will be set, and it is the most beautiful shape of the Nippon Maru.
The graceful image of sailing Nippon Maru was called the"Swan on the Pacific Ocean".
Volunteers will help to set and shorten the sails.

 / Time for setting the sails: 10:30~11:30
/ Time for shortening the sail: 14:30~15:30





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141110yokohama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nippon-maru.or.jp/event/souhan.html





総帆展帆(そうはんてんぱん) 日本丸の帆走する優雅な姿は「太平洋の白鳥」と呼ばれていました。

Tour De Okinawa (cycle race), Nago City, Okinawa Island

Tour De Okinawa (cycle race), Nago City, Okinawa Island

8th - 9th November, 2014 | Nago City, Okinawa Island  

The Tour de Okinawa is an annual professional road bicycle racing classic one-day race held in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
It was first started in 1989 as an amateur race, but became professional in 1999. It became part of the UCI Asia Tour in 2005.   (*reference: Wiki)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141109okinaw.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tour-de-okinawa.jp/






ツール・ド・おきなわ(沖縄県名護市)

KIMONO SALONE 2014, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

KIMONO SALONE 2014, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

 

8th - 13th November, 2014 | Nihonbashi, Tokyo  

The kimono, a beautiful traditional garment, is a source of pride for Japanese.
Today, kimono is generally only worn for important ceremonies, at festivals or on the occasion of highly ritualized practices such as tea ceremony.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141020kimono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kimono-salone.com/







きものサローネin日本橋

Nov 8, 2014

Kanikakuya (meaning somehow) Festival, November 8, Kyoto, Japan

Kanikakuya (meaning somehow) Festival, November 8, Kyoto, Japan

Kanikakuya (meaning somehow) to the memory of Yoshii Isamu Festival, November 8, Kyoto, Japan 


Yoshii Isamu (吉井 勇, October 8, 1886 - November 9, 1960) was a Japanese tanka poet and playwright writer active in Taishō and Shōwa period Japan.


Attracted to European romanticism in his youth, his later works were more subdued.

The teahouse "Daitomo," is known by the tanka poem "Kanikakuya" (meaning somehow) by Isamu YOSHII.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141108kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gion.or.jp/maiko/04_aki_03.htm






京都祇園 かにかくに祭

Taimatsu Akashi - fire festival | November 8, Sukagawa-City, Fukushima

Taimatsu Akashi - fire festival | November 8, Sukagawa-City, Fukushima

The Taimatsu Akashi fire festival has been held in Sukagawa every year for over 420 years.  

Originally a memorial service for warriors from the Samurai era, it has turned into a dramatic event that reminds us a bit of what it must have been like in those feudal days.

This year the festival has a special purpose, to remember victims of the disaster.
Also, as a sign of recovery, it unites the people of Fukushima.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141109fukushima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.sukagawa.fukushima.jp/taimatsu/index.html






松明あかし|福島県須賀川市

Nov 7, 2014

Cycle Mode International 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Cycle Mode International 2014 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

7th - 9th November, 2014 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  



Cycle Mode International is an exclusive premium event which is related cycling.


The latest models of cycles from in and around Japan would be displayed in this particular event. More than 40,000 visitors including cycle enthusiasts, retailers, suppliers and several others related to the different walks of life.

Cycle Mode International would be open to the general public.
More than 180 companies dealing with cycle parts and modes would be exhibiting.
The latest innovation in the cycle industry would also be showcased.

It is a must see event for bicycle enthusiasts and bikers.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141102cycle.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.cyclemode.net/english/exhibition/







サイクルモード(幕張メッセ)