Jan 31, 2015

Iwate Winter Festival 2015, Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

Iwate Winter Festival 2015, Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

31st January - 8th February, 2015 | Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

Shizukuishi is located in the Ōu Mountains of west-central Iwate Prefecture, bordering Akita Prefecture to the west.
Mount Iwate, an active volcano, lies just to the north of Shizukuishi and dominates the landscape. The Ōu Mountains form the boundary to the west as well with Akita Komagatake, another active volcano, just across the border in Akita Prefecture.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150201iwate.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.iwateyukimatsuri.com/





「いわて雪まつり」 岩手県 盛岡・雫石ゾーン

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

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

31st January, 2015 | Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.

The Kumano Nachi Taisha, one of the three Kumano Shrines, is in Nachi Katsuura. These shrines form part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" UNESCO World Heritage Site.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150126tuna.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nachikan.jp/event/winter/




「まぐろ祭り」和歌山県 那智勝浦町

Zao, famous for 'rime on trees,' Snow & Fire Festival, Yamagata Pref.

Zao, famous for 'rime on trees,' Snow & Fire Festival, Yamagata Pref.

31st January, 2015 | at Zao Ski & Spa Resorts, Yamagata Pref.

Zao, located on the Yamagata-Miyagi prefectural border, is a mountain park centered in the Zao Mountain Range.

You can enjoy the beauty of nature there, when you visit locations such as the mysterious Okama crater lake, also known as Goshiki-numa (five-color marsh). It is known for its varying water colors which can change several times a day.
Also well known is the Zao Shizen- shokubutsu-en (botanical garden), a treasure house of alpine plants.
Aboard the ropeway car, you can take a bird's eye view of the whole Yamagata Basin, or enjoy the night view and the starry sky from a lodge or inn.   


Zao, famous for 'rime on trees,' Snow & Fire Festival, Yamagata Pref.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150202zao.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.zao-spa.or.jp/




「蔵王樹氷まつり」蔵王温泉スキー場(山形県山形市蔵王温泉)

Jan 30, 2015

Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido

Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido

30th January - 22nd February, 2015 | at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido

Lake Shikotsu is located in the south-west part of Hokkaidō.
It has an average depth of 265 metres (869 ft) and a maximum depth of 363 metres (1,191 ft), making it the second deepest lake in Japan, after Lake Tazawa.
It is the 8th-largest lake by surface area in Japan and the second largest of Japan's caldera lakes, surpassed only by Lake Kussharo.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150125shikotuko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shikotsuko.com/activity/event.html






千歳・支笏湖氷濤まつり(北海道)

Japan Fishing Festival 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

Japan Fishing Festival 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

30th January - 1st February, 2015 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150322fish.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.jaftma-jaff.com/






「国際フィッシングショー2015」パシフィコ横浜(神奈川県)

Tengu Matsuri (the Long Red-nosed Festival), Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo

Tengu Matsuri (the Long Red-nosed Festival), Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo

30th January - 1st February, 2015 | Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo  

Shimokita Tengu Matsuri or Long Red-nosed Goblins Festival is held at Shinryuji Temple and on the shopping streets of Shimokitazawa, Setagaya-ku.
A parade of Tengu (men with long red-nosed masks) is held and then Mamemaki (a bean-throwing ceremony) is held at Shinryuji Temple.





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150201shimokita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shimokita1ban.com/omatsuri/tenguuuu.html







 しもきた天狗まつり 真龍寺(東京都世田谷区)

Jan 28, 2015

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

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

28th January, 2015 | at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa

Odawara occupies the Ashigara Plains, in the far western portion of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is bordered by the Hakone Mountains to the north and west, the Sakawa River to the east and Sagami Bay of the Pacific Ocean to the south.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150128manpuku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/







「満福寺の火伏まつり」満福寺(神奈川県 小田原市)

Jan 25, 2015

Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island, Tokyo

Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island, Tokyo

25th January - 22nd March, 2015 | Oshima island, Tokyo  

Various species of camellia are usually in bloom during the festival period on this island. A demonstration of folk dance is held at Motomachi Port on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150127tsubaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tokaikisen-tsubaki.jp/






伊豆大島 椿まつり

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

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

25th January, 2015 | Minami-Chita, Aichi

Minamichita is located in the extreme southern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, including a number of islands in Mikawa Bay.
The town is bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east, and Ise Bay to the west. Part of the town’s area are within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150127sagicho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://minamichita-kk.com/event/index.php?page=1









「師崎左義長まつり」 愛知県南知多町

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

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

25th January, 2015 | at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi

Wakuya (涌谷町 Wakuya-chō) is a town located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
The town had an estimated population of 17,000 and a population density of 200 persons per km². The total area was 82.08 km². The area is noted for its rice production.  




 



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150127nonotake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyagi-kankou.or.jp/wom/o-1323





 「箟岳白山祭」箟岳山箟峯寺(宮城県 涌谷町)

Jan 24, 2015

Swan Festival at Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido

Swan Festival at Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido

24th January - 1st March, 2015 | at Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150126swan.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tokachigawa.net/




「十勝川白鳥まつり彩凛華」北海道 音更町

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

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

24th - 26th January, 2015 | Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.

Misato (美郷町 Misato-chō) is a town located in Higashiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The town was formed on January 1, 2006 from the merger of the villages of Kitagō, Nangō and Saigō, all from Higashiusuki District.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150125misato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.miyazaki-misato.lg.jp/2524.htm





「師走まつり」宮崎県 美郷町

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

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

24th & 25th January, 2015 | Wako City, Saitama Pref.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150127nabe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://wako-sci.or.jp/nabe




「ニッポン全国鍋合戦」埼玉県和光市

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

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

24th January - 1st February, 2015 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

Kaga Onsen (加賀温泉) is a collection of four hot spring towns south of Kanazawa, not far from Mount Hakusan, one of Japan's "three holiest mountains" (alongside Mount Fuji and Mount Tateyama).

The hot springs were discovered over 1,300 years ago by monks visiting Hakusan, and have been popular, highly rated onsen destinations ever since.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150124katayamazu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.katayamazu-spa.or.jp/






「湯あがり雪まつりin片山津温泉」石川県加賀市

Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara | 24th January, 2015

Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara | 24th January, 2015

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

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




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150126nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kasugano.com/wakakusayama/




若草山焼き (奈良)

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

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

24th January, 2015 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

The city is centred on Omoigawa River. Oyama was elevated to city status on March 31, 1954. One of the major employers in the city is Komatsu making iron castings, diesel engines, fork lift trucks and other hydraulic equipment.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150126hana.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.oyama.tochigi.jp/gyosei/shokai/eizoudeoyama/hanaoke.html






「花桶かつぎ」栃木県小山市

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

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

24th January, 2015 | Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150126seirou.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/sys/data?page-id=2246






「亀塚練馬」新潟県聖籠町

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

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

24th January, 2015 | Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150126nakatonbetsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.nakatombetsu.hokkaido.jp/






「北緯45度しばれまつり」北海道枝幸郡中頓別町

Jan 23, 2015

Seiichi Kasai Exhibition at Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido

Seiichi Kasai Exhibition at Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido

25th January - 29 March, 2015 | Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150125kasai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://sapporo-art-museum.jp/





「笠井誠一展」札幌芸術の森美術館

Tetsuya ISHIDA Exhibition at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

Tetsuya ISHIDA Exhibition at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

24th January - 25th March, 2015 | Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150124szoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2014/06.php






「石田徹也展 ノート、夢のしるし」静岡県立美術館

Special Exhibition of Kengo KITO, at Gunma Modern Art Museum

Special Exhibition of Kengo KITO, at Gunma Modern Art Museum

24th January - 22nd March, 2015 | Gunma Modern Art Museum
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150124gunma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://mmag.pref.gunma.jp/exhibition/kito.htm




「特別展示 鬼頭健吾」群馬県立近代美術館

Yasutake Funakoshi, Sculpture Exhibition at Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima Pref.

Yasutake Funakoshi, Sculpture Exhibition at Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima Pref.

24th January - 22nd March, 2015 | Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150124yasutake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.koriyama.fukushima.jp/bijyutukan/index_e.html






「舟越保武彫刻展」郡山市立美術館

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

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

23rd January, 2015 | at Daianji Temple, Nara City

Daian-ji (大安寺) was founded during the Asuka period and is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara, Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150123cancer.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.daianji.or.jp/








「光仁会(こうにんえ)がん封じ・ささ酒祭り」奈良市大安寺

Jan 22, 2015

KOYASAN 1200 Aniversary; Treasures of the sacred Mountain, at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka

KOYASAN 1200 Aniversary; Treasures of the sacred Mountain, at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka

23rd January - 8th March, 2015 | Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka
 




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150123kysn.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://koyasan2014.jp/





「高野山開創1200年記念 高野山の名宝」あべのハルカス美術館(大阪市阿倍野区)

Jan 21, 2015

SWISS DESIGN EXHIBITION at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

SWISS DESIGN EXHIBITION at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

17th January - 29th March, 2015 | Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/15017swiss.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/index.php






「スイスデザイン展」東京オペラシティ アートギャラリー

Nagai Hiroaki; GRAPHIC JAM ZUKO at ddd Gallery, Kyoto

 
Nagai Hiroaki; GRAPHIC JAM ZUKO at ddd Gallery, Kyoto

16th January - 31st March, 2015 | ddd Gallery, Kyoto
 




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/15016ddd.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.dnp.co.jp/gallery/ddd/index.html








「永井裕明展 GRAPHIC JAM ZUKO in Kyoto」dddギャラリー(京都市右京区太泰)

Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan, at Tokyo National Museum

Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan, at Tokyo National Museum

14th January - 5th April, 2015 | at Tokyo National Museum

The northeastern area of Japan, called the Michinoku region, is home to many attractive Buddhist statues. This exhibition features representative examples of Buddhist sculpture from Northern Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/15014micnk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en






  「みちのくの仏像」東京国立博物館

International Jewellery Show, Tokyo

International Jewellery Show, Tokyo

21st - 24th January, 2015 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

IJT is Japan's largest and international jewellery trade show.
A wide variety of products in the jewellery industry gathers under one roof in the world trend-setting city, Tokyo. More than 1,000 companies from 30 countries are expected to participate in this Show.






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150123jewel.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ijt.jp/en/home/









「国際宝飾展」東京ビッグサイト

Jan 20, 2015

TOHL NARITA Exhibition, at Fukuoka Art Museum

TOHL NARITA Exhibition, at Fukuoka Art Museum

6th January - 11th February, 2015 | Fukuoka Art Museum
 





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150106garamon.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/narita/index.shtml






「成田亨 美術/特撮/怪獣」福岡市美術館(大濠公園)

Japan Beauty : enchanting bijin-ga paintings treasured in a private collection, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Japan Beauty : enchanting bijin-ga paintings treasured in a private collection, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

2nd January - 15th February, 2015 | Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150102beauty.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hpam.jp/special/index.php?mode=detail&id=122





「ジャパン・ビューティー ―描かれた日本美人―」広島県立美術館(広島県中区上幟町)

The Age of Dramatic Interaction in East Asia: Between Ancient Japan and Baekje, at Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka

The Age of Dramatic Interaction in East Asia: Between Ancient Japan and Baekje, at Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka

1st January - 1st March, 2015 | Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka

[Kyushu National Museum] It's the newest National Museum following Tokyo, Nara and Kyoto. Based on the concept "Understand Japanese culture from the point of Asian view", we don't only exhibit but also preserve and investigate cultural assets, then prepare a variety of educational events to keep the museum fresh.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150101kyu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kyuhaku.com/exhibition/exhibition_next.html









「古代日本と百済の交流」九州国立博物館(福岡県太宰府市)

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

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

20th January, 2015 | Miyota Town, Nagano Pref.

Miyota (御代田町 Miyota-machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The town has an estimated population of 14,000 and a density of 240 persons per km². The total area is 58.78 km².  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150120miyota.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.miyota.nagano.jp/







「寒の水」長野県 御代田町

Hot Springs Festival at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.

Hot Springs Festival at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.

20th January, 2015 | at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.

Need a relaxing vacation where your problems drift away in soothing, warm, natural spring water? Come visit the resort village of Kawarayu Hot Springs, where you can emerge yourself in the healing waters and traditional Japanese culture.
A variety of hotels offer a relaxing atmosphere in a traditional setting, where you can enjoy the hot springs, local dishes, and community festivals.

The tradition-filled mystical Yukake Festival is said to have been running for some 400 years, where on the morning of the coldest day of the year January 20th, termed “daikan” (or "大寒"), heroic young men bearing traditional fundoshi-wear splash hot water on one another.
This sight-to-see festival will be held January 20th in Kawarayu Hot Spring’s Ōyu-mae special venue grounds, roughly an hour’s drive away from Kanetsu expressway’s Shibukawa-Ikaho interchange.





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150120kawarayu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kawarayu.jp/access.html





 「川原湯温泉 湯かけ祭り」群馬県長野原町

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

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

20th January, 2015 | at Hiregasaki, 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/150120obisha.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13768







 「鰭ケ崎のオビシャ」千葉県流山市

Jan 19, 2015

Ninnami Dohachi: An Observant and Brilliant Potter, at SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

Ninnami Dohachi: An Observant and Brilliant Potter, at SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

20th December 2014 - 1st March, 2015 | SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

In the period from about 1804 to 1844, Kyoto produced many highly skilled potters.
Among them, Ninnami Dohachi (1783-1855) is particularly admired as a master of Japanese-style Kyoyaki, or Kyoto ceramics, partaking of a tradition that includes Ninsei and Kenzan.

This exhibition introduces Ninnami Dohachi’s oeuvre through a large number of his works, including matcha teawares, sencha teawares, and tableware for serving kaiseki cuisine.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141220sunt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibit/2014_6/







「天才陶工 仁阿弥道八」サントリー美術館(東京都港区赤坂9-7-4 東京ミッドタウン)

Toshio Arimoto Exhibition at Takasaki City Museum, Gunma Pref.

Toshio Arimoto Exhibition at Takasaki City Museum, Gunma Pref.

14th December 2014 - 15th February, 2015 | Takasaki City Museum, Gunma Pref.
 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141205toso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp/docs/2014102100030/







「有元利夫展 天空の音楽」高崎市美術館

Tomioka TESSAI Exhibition at Niimi Museum of Art, Okayama Pref.

Tomioka TESSAI Exhibition at Niimi Museum of Art, Okayama Pref.

6th December 2014 - 15th March, 2015 | Niimi Museum of Art, Okayama Pref.
 




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/141206okyma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.niimi.okayama.jp/usr/art/






「没後90年富岡鉄斎展 ~所蔵作品を中心に~」新見美術館(岡山県新見市)

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

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

19th January, 2015 | Miyazu City, Kyoto

Miyazu (宮津市 Miyazu-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
The city was founded on June 1, 1954. The city has an estimated population of 21,000, with 8,000 households and a population density of 120 persons per km². The total area is 169.31 km².  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150119hebi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.amanohashidate.jp/








「今福の蛇綱」京都府宮津市今福地区

Jan 18, 2015

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

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

18th January, 2015 | Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.

The Gotō Islands (五島列島 Gotō-rettō, literally: "five-island archipelago") are Japanese islands in the East China Sea, off the western coast of Kyūshū. They are part of Nagasaki Prefecture.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150120hetomato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nagasaki-tabinet.com/guide/337/






「ヘトマト」長崎県五島市

Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto

Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Tamana, Kumamoto

18th January, 2015 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto  

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



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150120kumamoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://kumanago.jp/event/?mode=detail&isEvent=1&id=430000000957





 破魔弓祭(的ばかい)四王子神社(熊本県玉名郡長洲町)

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

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

18th January, 2015 | at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away  

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

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




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150113kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kyoto.travel/  ››  http://sanjusangendo.jp/








通し矢 大的大会(おおまとたいかい)三十三間堂 (京都)

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

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

18th January, 2015 | Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.

Kashima Shrine is located at the top of the Kashima plateau in south-east Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken), intersecting Kitaura (北浦) and Kashimanada (鹿島灘).
Before the Meiji restoration, together with Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮 Ise Jingū) and Katori Shrine (香取神宮 Katori Jingū), all three were given status as Jingū (神宮). A shrine of high Imperial status.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150120kashima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kashima.ibaraki.jp/kankou/








「大寒禊」茨城県鹿嶋市 鹿島神宮

Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

18th January, 2015 | at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.

Shizukuishi is located in the Ōu Mountains of west-central Iwate Prefecture, bordering Akita Prefecture to the west. Mount Iwate, an active volcano, lies just to the north of Shizukuishi and dominates the landscape.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150120shizukuishi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03301/51.html








「雫石町裸参り」三社座神社~永昌寺(岩手県)

Jan 17, 2015

Takoage & Dondoyaki (Flying Kite & Fire Festival) at Tone River, Toride City, Ibaragi

Takoage & Dondoyaki (Flying Kite & Fire Festival) at Tone River, Toride City, Ibaragi

17th January, 2015 | at Tone River, Toride City, Ibaragi

Toride is located on the JR East Joban Line, and is near the Joban Expressway (which passes through neighboring Moriya).
It is only 40 minutes to Ueno Station in Tokyo on one of the frequent express trains. For this reason, it is a popular bedroom community for many who work in Tokyo.
It is also the terminus for the Joso Line, a diesel powered train, which heads off towards Moriya and Shimodate.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150112takodon.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.toride-kankou.net/takodon




「とりで利根川たこあげ大会」茨城県取手市

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

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

17th January, 2015 | at Miyoshi shrine, Akita
A contest to become the first to reach the sacred mountain, carrying bonden for the gods to descend.  

A bonden is a sacred wand measuring almost four meters in length, which serves as a marker for the gods descending to this world.
In ancient times, bonden used to be made of paper or rice straw, but in recent years, they are often made by decorating a bamboo basket with colorful fabric.

The bonden wands are carried by groups of children, townspeople, or even company employees. Each group entrusts the bonden with their prayers for an abundant harvest, good health for their families and success in business.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150117akita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyoshi.or.jp/kids/bondensai.html






「ぼんでん祭」 太平山三吉神社 (秋田市)

Jan 16, 2015

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

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

Setagaya Boro (Rag) Ichi or Flea Market on Boro Ichi-dori Street, Setagaya-ku, features many open-air stalls selling foods, clothes, potted plants, antiques and the likes from 9 am to 8 pm on both days.
It has been taken for more than 400  years.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150115boro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/setagaya/event/boroichi.html







「世田谷ボロ市」400年以上も続く歴史を持ち700店近くの露店が路上に軒を連ねる伝統の市

Jan 15, 2015

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

15th January, 2015 | at Furukawa River, Hida, Gifu Prefecture  

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture features kimono-clad women lighting candles on a bank of the Setogawa River.
The festival honors Shinran, the founder of the Jodoshinshu sect of Buddhism, who died on January 16, 1282.

Dozens of snow pillars topped with candles are placed along the town’s main streets.
The festival is popular with couples because in the old days the river is where young women went to meet their lovers.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150115sandera.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/







三寺まいり(円光寺・真宗寺・本光寺)岐阜県飛騨古川

Guardians Festival at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.

Guardians Festival at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.

15th January, 2015 | at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.

Nozawa Onsen, at the base of the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, is a nostalgic old hot spring town made up of narrow lanes and canals lined by hotels, ryokan, shops, restaurants and bars.

The town is well regarded for its hot springs which are a relaxing diversion after a day of skiing. Visitors can bathe at one of more than a dozen small, public bath houses scattered about town.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150115nozawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nozawakai.or.jp/




「道祖神祭り」野沢温泉(長野県) ※ 日本三大火祭の一つ。

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

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

15th January, 2015 | at Kainan Shrine, Miura City, Kanagawa Pref.

Miura is located on the very southern portion of the Miura Peninsula in south-east Kanagawa Prefecture, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, with Sagami Bay to the west.
To the south of the urban area and port is the island of Jōgashima, connected to the city by a bridge.
It is a popular destination for weekend tourism.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150115chakkirako.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.miura.kanagawa.jp/hisho/eng/index.html






「チャッキラコ」海南神社(神奈川県三浦市)