Apr 30, 2015

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

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

30th April - 1st May, 2015 | at Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.

Takaoka (高岡市 Takaoka-shi) is a city located in the northwestern portion of Toyama Prefecture, Japan, and is the central city of its Western District.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150430takaoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://mikurumayama.jp/gaiyou.html





高岡御車山(みくるまやま)祭(富山県)

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

29th April - 5th May, 2015 | Arita, Saga  

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

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150429arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.arita-toukiichi.or.jp







有田陶器市(佐賀県有田市)

Apr 29, 2015

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

29th April - 3rd May, 2015 | at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150429meiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/




「明治神宮 春の大祭」(東京)

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata

29th April - 3rd May, 2015 | Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture  

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






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150429yonezawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://uesugi.yonezawa.info/






米沢上杉まつり(山形県)

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

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

29th April, 2015 | at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto  

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150429jonangu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.jonangu.com/kyokusuinoutage.htm




「曲水の宴」京都市伏見区中島鳥羽離宮町(城南宮)

Apr 28, 2015

The Path to Angkor Wat - Sculptures of Divinities, at Fukuoka Art Museum

The Path to Angkor Wat - Sculptures of Divinities, at Fukuoka Art Museum

28th April - 14th June, 2015 | Fukuoka Art Museum

From the 9th century to the 15th century, focusing on the current region of Cambodia, the proud influential power of the Angkor Dynasty left the magnificent splendor of stone-made art from the Hindu and Buddhist religions, which is representative of the World Heritage Angkor Wat.

This exhibition will introduce the formative beauty of the religious sculptures in the Indochina peninsula, focusing on a group of three- dimensional stone statues from before the 8th century of pre Angkor era to the Angkor Dynasty.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150428fkoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/english/








「アンコール・ワットへのみち」福岡市美術館

Apr 27, 2015

Masterpieces of Kosan-ji Temple: the complete scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals at Tokyo National Museum

Masterpieces of Kosan-ji Temple: the complete scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals at Tokyo National Museum

28th April - 7th June, 2015 | Tokyo National Museum

Known for its depictions of personified “frolicking animals,” Choju Giga, a National Treasure, is Japan’s most famous set of illustrated scrolls.
This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view Choju Giga in its entirety by bringing together all four scrolls and five fragments, some of which are preserved outside of Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150428cjgga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=1707








鳥獣戯画─京都 高山寺の至宝─(東京国立博物館)

Apr 26, 2015

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

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

26th April, 2015 | at Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi

Fuefuki (笛吹市 Fuefuki-shi) is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150421kawanaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/content/kawanakajima/





川中島合戦戦国絵巻イベント(山梨県笛吹市)

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

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

26th April, 2015 | Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture

Noshiro (能代市 Noshiro-shi) is a city located in northern Akita Prefecture, Japan.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150428noshiro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://welcomenoshiro.com/





能代凧揚げ大会(秋田県能代市)

Apr 25, 2015

Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

25th April, 2015 | at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

Hida (飛騨市 Hida-shi) is the northernmost city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
It received its name from the historical province of Hida Province, which was centered on the same area.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150427hida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/event/3820/









 飛騨神岡祭(岐阜県飛騨市)

Japan Ukiyo-e by UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI, at Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido

Japan Ukiyo-e by UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI, at Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido

25th April - 28th June, 2015 | Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido
Japan Ukiyo-e by UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI, at Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150425ukiyoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://event.hokkaido-np.co.jp/kuniyoshi/





浮世絵師 歌川国芳展(札幌芸術の森美術館)
 

Apr 24, 2015

Buddhism Art from Yakushiji Temple of Nara, at Sendai City Museum, Miyagi Pref.

Buddhism Art from Yakushiji Temple of Nara, at Sendai City Museum, Miyagi Pref.

24th April - 21st June, 2015 | Sendai City Museum, Miyagi Pref.




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150424senda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kichijo-tennyo-sendai.jp/





「国宝 吉祥天女が舞い降りた! 奈良 薬師寺 未来への祈り」仙台市博物館
 

The Coming of Susanoo The Life, Anger and Prayer at Hakodate Museum of Art

The Coming of Susanoo The Life, Anger and Prayer at Hakodate Museum of Art

11th April - 24th May, 2015 | Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150411susanoo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/hbj/



「スサノヲの到来」函館美術館(北海道函館市五稜郭町)
 

Fascinating Islamic Style, at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Fascinating Islamic Style, at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
26th March - 26th May, 2015 | Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

When we think of Islamic art, many will picture the exquisite arabesque decorations that embellish mosques.
But not all Islamic art involves abstract, detailed patterns - the Islamic art world is diverse in Asia.

Fascinating Islamic Style, at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

The religion of Islam was born in Mecca, in the Arabian Peninsula at the beginning of the 7th century.
Spreading from the Middle East, across Asia and other parts of the world, it is said that Islam has about 1.6 billion followers.
In Asia, many adherents of Islam, Muslims, live in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei and broad regions.   






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150326islam.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://faam.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/





うるわしきイスラーム・スタイル(福岡アジア美術館)

Apr 23, 2015

Japan Hobby Show 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Japan Hobby Show 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

23rd - 25th April, 2015 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150425hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hobby.or.jp/hobbyshow/2014/index.html







日本ホビーショー(東京ビッグサイト)

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

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

23rd April - 6th May, 2015 | Hirosaki, Aomori  

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150423hirosaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/






弘前さくらまつり 弘前公園(青森県)

Apr 22, 2015

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

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

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

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








ROBOTECH - 次世代ロボット製造技術展(パシフィコ横浜)

Apr 21, 2015

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

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

21th April, 2015 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane

Okinoshima occupies all of the island of Dōgojima, in the Oki Islands archipelago in the Sea of Japan, along with numerous offshore uninhabited islands and rocks.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150421oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://en.e-oki.net/










隠岐国分寺蓮華会舞(おきこくぶんじれんげえまい)島根県隠岐郡隠岐の島町

Nagashi-bina Festival, along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase, Tottori Pref.

Nagashi-bina Festival, along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase, Tottori Pref.

21st April, 2015 | along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase, Tottori Pref.

Nagashi-bina Festival is held along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase in Tottori. Prefecture.
It features dolls being sent down the river on small platters to wash away bad luck and get rid of evil spirits.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150412mochigase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://nagashibinanoyakata.jp/index.php?id=5









「もちがせ 流しびな行事」鳥取県鳥取市用瀬町

Apr 20, 2015

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

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

20th April, 2015 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama

Katsuragi (かつらぎ町 Katsuragi-chō) is a town located in Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150421hanamori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://wave.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/








「花盛祭」和歌山・丹生都比売神社

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

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

19th - 20th April, 2015 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.

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




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150419hida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/event/1313/







「古川祭 起し太鼓」気多若宮神社(岐阜県飛騨市古川町)

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

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

19th April, 2015 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.

Yaotsu (八百津町 Yaotsu-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150421yaotsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.yaotsu.lg.jp/index.cfm







久田見まつり(糸切りからくり)岐阜県加茂郡八百津町

Apr 19, 2015

Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi

Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi

19th April, 2015 | at Nagoya City, Aichi

The centrally located city of Nagoya has a long history and a deep culture that is often overlooked by the rest of the country, let alone the rest of the world.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150421nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.honmaru.info/






春姫道中(愛知県名古屋市)

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

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

19th April, 2015 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo

Sumida Park, in Sumida Tokyo, is most famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150420yabusame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://taitonavi.jp/









浅草流鏑馬(隅田公園流鏑馬特設会場)

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

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

19th April, 2015 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Oiran (花魁) were courtesans in Japan.
The oiran were considered a type of yūjo (遊女) "woman of pleasure".   





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150421bunsui.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.tsubame-kankou.jp/event/oiran/about.html







分水おいらん道中(新潟県燕市五千石)

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

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

18th - 19th April, 2015 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.

Tobeyaki is the pottery of Ehime Prefecture.
It is a white porcelain usually with indigo blue design.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150420tobe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.tobe.ehime.jp/






春の砥部焼まつり(愛媛県)

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

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

18th - 19th April, 2015 | at Seto City, Aichi

Seto City is famous for its pottery and ceramics, so much so that the generic word for ceramics in Japanese is setomono (瀬戸物 setomono).
The main street along the river is lined with dozens of pottery shops.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150420seto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.seto-marutto.info/





せと陶祖まつり(愛知県瀬戸市)

Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

 

18th - 19th April, 2015 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Sumida Ward (墨田区, sumida-ku) lies east of central Tokyo.
It is home to a famous cherry blossom viewing area (along the Sumida River near Asakusa Station) in spring, the Sumida River Fireworks Festival (Hanabi Matsuri) in summer, and Tokyo's main sumo stadium (Ryogoku Kokugikan) where tournaments are held three times a year.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150420sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tobu-glass.or.jp/







すみだガラス市(東京都墨田区)

Apr 18, 2015

Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi

Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi

18th - 19th April, 2015 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture
Ōtawara (大田原市 Ōtawara-shi) is a city located in eastern Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; which is in the northern part of the Kantō region north of Tokyo.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150420otawara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ohtawara.jp/yatai/index.html







大田原 屋台まつり(栃木県大田原市)

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

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

18th - 19th April, 2015 | at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.

Yabu (養父市 Yabu-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150413yabu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yabu-kankou.jp/








「お走りさん」兵庫県養父市

Apr 17, 2015

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

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

17th - 19th April, 2015 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.

Amakusa, located in the southwestern part of Kumamoto, consists of Shimo-shima and Kami-shima islands, which are major islands in the area, and 120 other islands varying in size, which belong to Unzen-Amakusa National Park along with the Shimabara-hanto Peninsula in Nagasaki.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150419ushibuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.amakusa.kumamoto.jp/cal/pub/detail.asp?c_id=3&id=1839&type=top






牛深ハイヤ祭り(長崎県天草市)

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

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

17th April, 2015 | at Himi City, Toyama Pref.

Himi (氷見市 Himi-shi) is a city in western Toyama Prefecture, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150417himi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kitokitohimi.com/




まるまげ祭り(富山県氷見市)

Apr 16, 2015

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

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

15th April, 2015 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima

Hatsukaichi is centered on the small town on the main island of Honshu almost opposite the sacred island of Miyajima on which the UNESCO designated World Hertitage site of Itsukushima Shrine is located.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150415miyajima.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)

Apr 15, 2015

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

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

15th April, 2015 | at Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima

Hatsukaichi (廿日市市 Hatsukaichi-shi) is a city of some 120,000 people located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

The name derives from a market traditionally held on the 20th of each month with hatsuka (廿日) meaning "20th day" and ichi (市) translating to "market".
The market continues to this day on a small scale featuring fresh, locally grown vegetables and foodstuffs.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150415miyajima2.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_momoka.html









嚴島神社 桃花祭(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Apr 14, 2015

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

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

14th - 15th April, 2015 | at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.  

Sanno Matsuri is a festival at Hie Jinja Shrine in Takayama that features gorgeous floats carried on the shoulders of floatbearers.
Symbolizing the wish of farmers for a good harvest, the first day of the festival begins when the floats are taken from the storehouses and prepared for the procession.

After a Shinto ceremony at Hie Jinja Shrine, the wooden floats, some hundreds of year old, are paraded through the streets.
In the evening the procession continues with floats adorned with lanterns.

Many people dress in Edo period costumes.
On the second day, marionettes shows are performed on three of the 12 floats.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150414takayama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida.jp/matsuri/









                      「山王祭(春の高山祭)」日枝神社(岐阜県高山市)

Apr 13, 2015

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

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

12th - 19th April, 2015 | at Kamakura City, Kanagawa

Kamakura is an ancient city that has produced its own, original culture.
Once it was a political capital along with Nara and Kyoto, and also the birthplace of Japan's first military government, the "Kamakura Bakufu."

Warrior Minamoto no Yoritomo was appointed as Seii-Taishogun (shogun) by the Imperial court in 1192 and established the Kamakura Bakufu government, which is the first military government in Japan, whereas previously the Imperial court in Kyotoheld power.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150414kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://en.kamakura-info.jp/








鎌倉まつり(鶴岡八幡宮:神奈川県鎌倉市)

Apr 12, 2015

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

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

12th - 15th April, 2015 | at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Otsu is capital city of Shiga Prefecture.
Otsu was capital of Japan once before capital moved to Kyoto, and after that Otsu developed as the gateway city from everywhere to Kyoto.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150412otsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://hiyoshitaisha.jp/event/sannou/








「山王祭」日吉大社(滋賀県大津市)

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

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

12th April, 2015 | at Yahiko Village, Niigata

Yahiko Village is situated on the Sea of Japan side of the central part of Niigata Prefecture.
Its western side borders Niigata City and Nagaoka City with sacred Mt. Yahiko (634 meters) in between.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150414yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-yahiko.com/english-welcome





弥彦湯かけまつり(新潟県)

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

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

11th - 12th April, 2015 | at Mino City, Gifu Pref.

The Mino area is renowned for its ceramics, known as 美濃焼 (Mino-yaki).
Mino City is specifically known for its production of traditional Japanese paper.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150413mino.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.mino.gifu.jp/






美濃まつり(花みこし・山車・流し仁輪加(にわか)岐阜県美濃市

Apr 11, 2015

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

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

11th April, 2015 | at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu City, Gifu Pref.

The city of Gifu is located in the southern portion of the prefecture and is on the northern edge of the Nōbi Plain.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150413tazikara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/event/detail_spring.php?eid=00004&calendar_keisai=1




手力の火祭(岐阜県岐阜市 手力雄神社)

Flower Dream 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Flower Dream 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo


11th - 12th April, 2015 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Tokyo Big Sight offers smooth and diversified access not only from central Tokyo and all other regions of Japan, and from around the world as well.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150413dream.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.flowerdream-tokyo.net/



フラワードリーム2014 in 東京ビッグサイト
 

Apr 10, 2015

Japan Flower & Garden Show at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.

Japan Flower & Garden Show at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.

10th - 12th April, 2015 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.

Makuhari Messe is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture.

Designed by Fumihiko Maki, it is easily accessible by Tokyo's commuter rail system.
Makuhari is the name of the area, and Messe is a German word meaning "trade fair".  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150322flowershow.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kateiengei.or.jp/show/index.html






「日本フラワー & ガーデンショウ」幕張メッセ(千葉)

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

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

10th - 11th April, 2015 | at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata

Historically, Itoigawa lies at the end of the famous shio no michi (salt road) that supplied salt to ancient Edo (Tokyo) via Nagano.
Itoigawa is also famous for its jade which can be found on local beaches.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150410itoigawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.itoigawa-base.com/event/matsuri_02_01.html






天津神社春大祭(糸魚川けんか祭り)

Apr 8, 2015

Kano Painters of the Momoyama Period: EITOKU'S LEGACY, at Kyoto National Museum, Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Kano Painters of the Momoyama Period: EITOKU'S LEGACY, at Kyoto National Museum, Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

7th April - 17th May, 2015 | Kyoto National Museum, Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the 1615 Siege of Osaka, after which the reins of Japanese political power transferred from the Toyotomi clan to the Tokugawa, changing the course of history for centuries to follow.
During this time of political upheaval, not only warlords but also artists were engaging in cutthroat strategic competition for survival.

Kano Painters of the Momoyama Period: EITOKU'S LEGACY, at Kyoto National Museum, Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto


The Kano school of painters, which had hitherto maintained close relations with political authorities, faced their greatest crisis ever in this turbulent age.

The sudden death of their leader Kano Eitoku (1543–1590), the emergence of rival painter Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539–1610), and a shifting political landscape made this one of the most precarious situations the Kano school had ever faced, and one requiring tough decisions by its artists.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150407kyto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/special/index.html











「桃山時代の狩野派 永徳の後継者たち」京都国立博物館(京都市東山区茶屋町)

Apr 7, 2015

Kataoka Tamako: The 110th Anniversary of Her Birth, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Kataoka Tamako: The 110th Anniversary of Her Birth, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

7th April - 17th May, 2015 | The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150407ktoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.momat.go.jp/Honkan/kataokatamako2015/index.html





「生誕110年 片岡球子展」東京国立近代美術館

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

5th April, 2015 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.  

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

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





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150407bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tougyu.com/






「定期闘牛大会」愛媛県宇和島市和霊町

Apr 5, 2015

Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

5th April, 2015 | at Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

Born to a minor warlord in Okazaki, Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) began his military training with the Imagawa family.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150407ieyasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://okazaki-kanko.jp/





家康行列(愛知県岡崎市)