May 31, 2015

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

31st May, 2015 | in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

Kashima is a city located in the southern part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150609gatalym.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www2.saganet.ne.jp/gatalym/








鹿島ガタリンピック(佐賀県鹿島市音成甲)

Yabusame (shooting of arrows while riding horses) at Furudono Town, Fukushima

Yabusame (shooting of arrows while riding horses) at Furudono Town, Fukushima

31st May, 2015 | at Furudono Town, Fukushima Pref.

Furudono is located in southern portion of Fukushima prefecture. The town is surrounded by forests and mountains.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150526furudono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.furudono.fukushima.jp/







流鏑馬大会春の陣 (福島県古殿町)

Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref.

Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref.

31st May - 2nd June, 2015 | Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

Yokohama Port Festival features a fireworks display in which 7,000 fireworks are set off from the sea in front of Yamashita Park in Yokohama.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150608yokohama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kaikosai.com





横浜開港祭:みなとみらいでイベント多数!

May 30, 2015

Lion Dance Festival in Imizu City, Toyama Pref.

Lion Dance Festival in Imizu City, Toyama Pref.

30th May, 2015 | in Imizu City, Toyama Pref.

Imizu is a city located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150601imizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.imizu-kanko.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?id=233








獅子舞競演会(富山県射水市「海王丸パーク」)

Aion Pe-Ron Matsuri (fireworks & fishermans festival), Aioi City, Hyogo

Aion Pe-Ron Matsuri (fireworks & fishermans festival), Aioi City, Hyogo

30th - 31st May, 2015 | Aioi City, Hyogo

Aioi is a city located between Himeji and Okayama, in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150522peron.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.aioi.lg.jp/site/pe-ron/






相生ペーロン祭(兵庫県相生市)

Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2015, Akita Pref.

Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2015, Akita Pref.

30th & 31st May, 2015 | in Akita City, Akita Pref.

More than four years have passed since the occurrence of the Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011.
The Tohoku Rokkon Sai Festival, where six big festivals in Tohoku banded together and lit a signal fire for reconstruction, attracted nearly 370 thousand and 250 thousand people to Sendai City and Morioka City respectively and served as a powerful reminder to show the unyielding spirits of people in Tohoku to the whole world.


Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2015, Akita Pref.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150601fukusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.rokkon.jp/




Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2015, Akita Pref.




東北六魂祭 2015 秋田
 

May 29, 2015

Kimono Showcase & Market, at Yokohama Akarenga, Kanagawa Pref.

Kimono Showcase & Market, at Yokohama Akarenga, Kanagawa Pref.

29th - 31st May, 2015 | Yokohama Akarenga, Kanagawa Pref.

Yokohama Konjaku Kimono Ichi will give collectors the chance to purchase a piece of history and visitors an opportunity to learn more about Japan’s traditional fashion.

Over 40 sellers from throughout Japan will gather at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse to exhibit and sell antique kimono and kimono cloth, bags, footwear and accessories.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150529ykhma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kottou-roman.jp/kimono/




「横浜今昔きもの大市」横浜赤レンガ倉庫

The Maneki-neko-tei Collection: Covered in Cats at Shimane Art Museum

The Maneki-neko-tei Collection: Covered in Cats at Shimane Art Museum

20th May - 6th July, 2015 | Matsue City, Shimane Art Museum

Shimane Art Museum is full of cats!
The charm, beauty, nobility and mystique of cats have continued to fascinate artists from all times and places.

This exhibition includes cats depicted by artists, ukiyo-e paintings by artists including Kuniyoshi Utagawa, as well as cats drawn by masters of modern art such as Tsuguharu Fujita and Yumeji Takehisa, with a total of 330 diverse works





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150520simne_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www1.pref.shimane.lg.jp/contents/sam/en/ex/index.html





招き猫亭コレクション 猫まみれ(島根県立美術館)

no-r-malization: The World of Art Brut in Japan, at Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Omihachiman City, Shiga

no-r-malization: The World of Art Brut in Japan, at Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Omihachiman City, Shiga


29th April - 2nd August, 2015 | Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Omihachiman City, Shiga








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150429siga_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.no-ma.jp/english.html






「鳥の目から世界を見る」ボーダレス・アートミュージアムNO-MA(滋賀県近江八幡市)

May 28, 2015

Three Cormered World; OKAZAKI, ISE and NAKANISHI, at The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art

Three Cormered World; OKAZAKI, ISE and NAKANISHI, at The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art

28th April - 7th June, 2015 | Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150428okym_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.pref.okayama.jp/seikatsu/kenbi/





有為自然―岡崎和郎、伊勢 淳、中西夏之 すべてとつながり、場がうまれ、ともに生きる(岡山県立美術館)

The True Face of the Artist Examined through Palettes and Self-Portraits, at Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume City, Fukuoka

The True Face of the Artist Examined through Palettes and Self-Portraits, at Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume City, Fukuoka

25th April - 5th July, 2015 | Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume City, Fukuoka

A self-portrait shows us the artist’s personality and a palette reveals secrets of the making of a picture.
In this exhibition, the artist’s true face is closed in on through combinations of palettes, self-portraits, and works by Western-style painters such as Aoki Shigeru, Sakamoto Hanjiro, Fujishima Takeji, Yamashita Shintaro, Yasui Sotaro, Umehara Ryuzaburo, Saeki Yuzo, and Kamoi Rei (and also some Western painters like Pablo Picasso and Maurice Utrillo).

There are altogether approximately 120 works on show consisting of works from the collection of Kasama Nichido Museum of Art and that of Ishibashi Museum of Art.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150425fkok_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ishibashi-museum.gr.jp/ol/








                      「パレットと自画像でさぐる 画家の素顔」石橋美術館(福岡県久留米市)


Seductive Smiles; Masterpeace of UKIYOE paintings from the Weston Collection, Chicago, at Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Seductive Smiles; Masterpeace of UKIYOE paintings from the Weston Collection, Chicago, at Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

14th April - 21st June, 2015 | Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
 





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150414osaka_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.osaka-art-museum.jp/sp_evt/ukiyoe/






肉筆浮世絵 美の競艶 ―浮世絵師が描いた江戸美人100選― 「大阪市立美術館」

May 27, 2015

Masterpieces from the Sanso Collection: Japanese Paintings collected by Peter F. and Doris DRUCKER at Chiba City Museum of Art

Masterpieces from the Sanso Collection: Japanese Paintings collected by Peter F. and Doris DRUCKER at Chiba City Museum of Art


19th May - 28th June, 2015 | Chiba City Museum of Art
 





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150519chiba_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_end/2015/0519/0519.html




開館20周年記念 ドラッカー・コレクション 珠玉の水墨画 ―「マネジメントの父」が愛した日本の美― (千葉市美術館)


May 24, 2015

Air Base Festival at JASDF Shizuhama Air Base, Shizuoka

Air Base Festival at JASDF Shizuhama Air Base, Shizuoka

24th May, 2015 | at JASDF Shizuhama Air Base, Yaizu, Shizuoka Pref.

Yaizu is located in central Shizuoka Prefecture, on a heavily indented coastline of Suruga Bay, facing the Pacific Ocean.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150526sizuhama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/shizuhama/shizuhama.html








静浜基地航空祭(静岡県焼津市)

Iris Festival at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.

Iris Festival at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.

24th May - 29th June, 2015 | at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.  

Itako is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150518itako.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-tabi.org/







水郷潮来あやめまつり(茨城県潮来市あやめ)

May 23, 2015

Tokyo Minato Festival - Stage Event and Fire Resque demonstration - at Harumi Wharf

Tokyo Minato Festival - Stage Event and Fire Resque demonstration - at Harumi Wharf

23th - 24th May, 2015 | at Harumi wharf, Tokyo

Tokyo Minato Matsuri is held in and around the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal.
The festival welcomes visitors to myriad attractions including a publicity corner for organizations associated with the Port of Tokyo, and “Firefighters Pageant on the Water” by the Tokyo Fire Department.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150525minato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tokyoport.or.jp/minato65/






東京みなと祭(東京都中央区晴海)

May 20, 2015

Mikuni Matsuri (doll float), Mikuni Town, Sakai City, Fukui Pref.

Mikuni Matsuri (doll float), Mikuni Town, Sakai City, Fukui Pref.

19th - 21st May, 2015 | Mikuni Town, Sakai City, Fukui Pref.  


Sakai is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. It lies to the north of Fukui City.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150519fuki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mikunijinja.jp/maturi00.html







『三国祭り』三國神社(福井県坂井市三国町)

May 19, 2015

Sakata Matsuri (Big Shishi Float), Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.

Sakata Matsuri (Big Shishi Float), Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.

19th - 21st May, 2015 | Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.  

Sakata is a city in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150519sakata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sakata-kankou.com/event/80








『酒田まつり(山王祭)』山形県酒田市

Uchiwamaki (Fan Throwing Festival) at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara

Uchiwamaki (Fan Throwing Festival) at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara

19th May, 2015 | at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara

Toshodaiji was founded in the year 759 by Ganjin, a Chinese priest who was invited to Japan by the emperor in order to train priests and improve Japanese Buddhism.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150519uchiwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kasugano.com/kankou/spring/uchiwamaki.html









唐招提寺 うちわまき(奈良)

May 18, 2015

Beauty World Japan at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Beauty World Japan at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

18th - 20th May, 2015 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  

Since its start in 1998, Beautyworld Japan has been recognized by all the professionals of the beauty and Spa industries as the most important event for encountering innovative products & information and the latest trends in Japan.
Holding semiannual fairs in Tokyo (May) and Osaka (October), Beautyworld Japan offers the best possible opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors to meet face to face with business partners from inside and outside Japan in a timely manner.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150513beauty.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.beautyworldjapan.com/





ビューティーワールド ジャパン(東京ビッグサイト)

May 17, 2015

Mifune Matsuri (parade of ancient boats), Arashiyama, Kyoto

Mifune Matsuri (parade of ancient boats), Arashiyama, Kyoto

17th May, 2015 | Ooi River, Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama is the second-most important sightseeing district in Kyoto.
It’s filled with temples and shrines, but the star attraction is the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150519mifune.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kurumazakijinja.or.jp/






三船祭(京都嵐山)

Iwase Hikiyama Matsuri (Fighting Float Festival), Toyama City, Toyama

Iwase Hikiyama Matsuri (Fighting Float Festival), Toyama City, Toyama

17th - 18th May, 2015 | Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

Toyama is served by Toyama Airport and Toyama Station of West Japan Railway Company, with Toyama Light Rail, Toyama Chiho Railway.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150517toyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www8.city.toyama.toyama.jp/kanko/






岩瀬曳山車祭(富山市岩瀬地区)

Spring Festival at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Pref.

Spring Festival at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Pref.

17th - 18th May, 2015 | at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Pref.

Spring Festival at the Toshuga Shrine in Nikko features a parade of 1,200 people in elaborate samurai costumes.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150517nikko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nikko-jp.org





 日光東照宮 春季大祭(栃木県日光市)

River Crossing Festival, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Pref.

River Crossing Festival, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Pref.

16th - 17th May, 2015 | Tagawa City, Fukuoka Pref.

The origin of one of Japan’s best-loved mining songs, Tagawa City has been at the center of the Chikuho area’s cultural and economic life as an important mining town since the1945.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150518tagawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kawawatari.com/







川渡り神幸祭(風治八幡宮・福岡県田川市)

Kobe Festival, Kobe, Hyogo

Kobe Festival, Kobe, Hyogo

16th & 17th May, 2015 | Kobe, Hyogo  

The whole city bursts into a festive mood with festivities in each ward across the city, including the festival parade starting in front of Flower Road, Samba Street, and the flower stage.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150518kb.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kobe-matsuri.com/






『神戸まつり』兵庫県神戸市中央区三宮

May 16, 2015

Design Festa, Art Event at Tokyo Big Sight

Design Festa, Art Event at Tokyo Big Sight

16th - 17th May, 2015 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  

Design Festa is a biannual international art event, at which everyone can exhibit as long as its original.
10,000 artists exhibit, buy and sell their works in a variety of mediums turning this two day event into artistic chaos!
Artworks filled with creative spirit, converge within a vast spider's web of innovative energy, theatrical art, culinary cuisine, spur of the moment impromptu performances cutting edge fashions, catwalk shows and so much more.

Challenge yourself by walking through the Design Festa art world.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150518design.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://designfesta.com/





デザイン・フェスタ(東京ビッグサイト)

Sendai Aoba Matsuri (dancing parade), at Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.

Sendai Aoba Matsuri (dancing parade), at Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.

16th - 17th May, 2015 | at Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.

The Aoba Festival, originally called the Sendai Festival, started 350 years ago after the completion of the city's Toshogu Shrine by clan leader Date Tadamune, Like all Toshogu Shrines, they were built to honor the legendary leader that united the country: Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Years later when Aoba Shrine was built to remember the founder of Sendai, Date Masamune, people slowly started to start call the celebration Aoba Festival.
Today, you'll see the history, tradition, and a little magic by some colorful characters that make the festival the unforgettable experience that it is.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150518aooba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.aoba-matsuri.com/index.html







仙台・青葉まつり(宮城県)

Takinou (traditional plays put on outdoors with light supplied by bonfires) at Narita-san Temple, Chiba

Takinou (traditional plays put on outdoors with light supplied by bonfires) at Narita-san Temple, Chiba

16th May, 2015 | at Narita-san Shinshouji Temple, Chiba

Naritasan (Naritasan Shinshoji Temple) is a large and highly popular Buddhist temple complex in Narita City, not far from Narita Airport.
It is a great site to visit if you have three or more hours to spend around the airport and wish to catch a glimpse of historic Japan.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150518narita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nrtk.jp/news/takiginou/






成田山薪能(成田山新勝寺)千葉県

Sanja Matsuri at Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri at Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo

15th - 17th May, 2015 | at Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri is one of Tokyo's three great festivals.

Held near the Asakusa Kannon Temple it features processions of over 100 Omikoshi, portable shrines.
The three-day festival climaxes on the final day with around 10,000 men dressed in happis chanting “Soiya! Soiya!” around the three Honja mikoshi said to carry three festival gods enshrined in Asakusa Shrine.
The festival attracted 1.5 million people everytime.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150517asakusa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sanjasama.jp/







三社祭(浅草神社例大祭)東京都台東区

Takigi Noh (Open-air Noh performances), Kofukuji and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara

Takigi Noh (Open-air Noh performances), Kofukuji and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara

15th - 16th May, 2015 | at Kofuku-ji and Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara  

Nara Takigi Noh at Kofuku-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara features traditional Noh theater performances lit by burning torches.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150517noh.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kohfukuji.com/event/festival/07.html






薪御能と塔影能(奈良・興福寺)

May 15, 2015

Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto, the world's oldest festival

Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto, the world's oldest festival

15th May, 2015 | at the Kamigamojinja and Shimogamojinja shrines, Kyoto

Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto has been called the world's oldest festival.

Held at the Kamigamojinja and Shimogamojinja shrines, it features a procession with 600 or so men, women and children dressed in costumes like those worn by nobles and members of the Imperial court in the Heian Period (794-1185).
The men wear white or grey tunics with wedge shaped black hats and women wear bright orange kimonos.


Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto, the world's oldest festival


Also featured in the procession are huge decorated carts pulled by oxen with orange-colored yokes and costumed riders on horseback that shoot arrows at three targets 100 meters apart while riding at a full gallop.

The festival gets its name from the aoi or hollyhock leaves carried by the participants.
The festival dates back to a time when Kyoto was often ravaged by floods and local people asked the gods for help.
When relief appeared the people showed their thanks by throwing a festival.
The central act of the festival is the offering of aoi leaves as a sign of respect to gods of Kamigamo and Shimogama shrines.





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150515aoi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/




 「葵祭(賀茂祭)」下鴨神社・上賀茂神社(京都市)

Fushiki Hikiyama Matsuri (Battle of Traditional Float), Fushiki Shrine, Takaoka, Toyama

Fushiki Hikiyama Matsuri (Battle of Traditional Float), Fushiki Shrine, Takaoka, Toyama

15th May, 2015 | at Fushiki Shrine, Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.  

Fushiki Hikiyama Festival in Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture is popular festival that has been held at Fushiki Shrine since the Edo period.
Also known as the kenkayama (“fighting floats”), festival, it features a procession of floats hung with up to 360 beach-ball-size lanterns.

The floats are carried on wooden carts with huge wooden wheels and weigh 10 tons and are eight meters high.
Spectators cheer whenever the floats collide.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150515fushiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kenkayama.jp/




「伏木曳山祭(ふしきひきやま)けんか山」富山県高岡市

May 14, 2015

Hobby Show 2015 at Twin Messe, Shizuoka

Hobby Show 2015 at Twin Messe, Shizuoka

14th - 17th May, 2015 | at Twin Messe, Shizuoka  

Shizuoka Hobby Show is being held May 14-17 at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan.
As always, the show focuses on hobby products being released this spring and summer 





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150516hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hobby-shizuoka.com/




静岡ホビーショー(ツインメッセ)

Raigou-e-siki at Tokushouji Temple, Arida City, Wakayama

Raigou-e-siki at Tokushouji Temple, Arida City, Wakayama

14th May, 2015 | Arida City, Wakayama  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150514arida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/






糸我得生寺の来迎会式(和歌山県有田市)

Nerikuyo-Eshiki (stage event) at Taimadera Temple, Katsuragi, Nara

Nerikuyo-Eshiki (stage event) at Taimadera Temple, Katsuragi, Nara

14th May, 2015 | Taimadera Temple, Katsuragi, Nara

Nerikuyo-eshiki of Taima-dera taken place every 14th May, a date when Chujo-hime departed off to the Land of Ultimate Bliss.
Masks were replaced with new ones in 2005 after the 1,000th anniversary of the service the year before.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150514taima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.katsuragi.nara.jp/index.cfm/14,2657,43,211,html






『當麻寺練供養会式(聖衆来迎練供養式)』奈良県葛城市當麻

May 13, 2015

International Jewellery Kobe 2015 at Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Hyogo

International Jewellery Kobe 2015 at Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Hyogo

13th - 15th May, 2015 | at Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Hyogo  

With 430 companies from over 20 countries expected to exhibit, IJK is western Japan's largest jewellery trade show. 
A wide range of jewellery products and related products such as materials and services will gather under one roof.
In recent years, a surge in overseas buyers especially from nearby Asian countries are adding much buzz to the show.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150522jewellery.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ijk-fair.jp/en/Home/






 IJK 2015 - 神戸国際宝飾展(神戸国際展示場)

Miyazu Matsuri (Float Parade with Drum), Miyazu City, Kyoto

Miyazu Matsuri (Float Parade with Drum), Miyazu City, Kyoto

13th - 15th May, 2015 | Miyazu City, Kyoto  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150513miyazu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.amanohashidate.jp/sp/miyazumatsuri/






宮津祭(京都府宮津市)

May 12, 2015

International Roses & Gardening Show at Seibu Dome, Saitama

International Roses & Gardening Show at Seibu Dome, Saitama

12th - 17th May, 2015 | at Seibu Dome, Saitama  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150511rose.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.bara21.jp/index.html






国際バラとガーデニングショウ(西武ドーム)

May 11, 2015

Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) on the Nagara River, Gifu Pref.

Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) on the Nagara River, Gifu Pref.

11th May - 15th October, 2015 | on the Nagara River, Gifu Pref.

Cormorant Fishing is carried out on the Nagara River near Gifu.
The cormorants have ropes tied around their legs and are used by fisherman to catch small fish in the river.
It is only done at night and lanterns are used to attract the fish.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150511nagara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/sightseeing/ukai.php







長良川鵜飼(岐阜県)

May 10, 2015

2015 May Grand Sumo Tournament, at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo

2015 May Grand Sumo Tournament, at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo

10th - 24th May, 2015 | at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo
Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan's national sport.
It originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto gods.
Many rituals with religious background are still followed today.

Advance tickets are sold at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Ticket Pia, convenience stores and so on. Unreserved-seat tickets are sold on the day at the hall from 8 a.m. every day during the tournament period, on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of the tickets is limited to 350 daily.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150510sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html






大相撲5月場所(両国国技館)

Okinawa Matsuri 2015 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Okinawa Matsuri 2015 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

9th & 10th May, 2015 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Tokyo will hear the rhythm of shima-uta (island songs) and other Okinawa tunes drifting across Yoyogi Park as it hosts the annual Okinawa Matsuri.

Okinawan street music performed by groups from the island is just one of the attractions of this festival, which aims to bring a little bit of the beach-side spirit to the metropolis.  

Okinawa Matsuri 2015 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150510okifes.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://okifes.com/







                     OKINAWAまつり in 代々木公園

May 9, 2015

Shigesa Odori Parade (Fishermans warf festival), Oki Island, Shimane Pref.

Shigesa Odori Parade (Fishermans warf festival), Oki Island, Shimane Pref.

9th May, 2015 | Oki Island, Shimane Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150511oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.okinoshima.shimane.jp/





しげさ踊りパレード(島根県隠岐郡隠岐の島町)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)
 
9th May, 2015

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai or Fireworks Display over Atami Beach, Atami, Shizuoka Pref., is scheduled from 8:20 pm to 8:45 pm (about 3,000 fireworks).





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/







熱海海上花火大会

May 8, 2015

Kanda Festival (parade with 200 portable shrines) at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo

Kanda Festival (parade with 200 portable shrines) at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo

7th - 15th May, 2015 | at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo  

Kanda Festival at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo features a parade with 200 portable shrines and people dressed in replicas of 9th and 11th century costumes.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150509kanda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/





「神田神社大祭(神田まつり)」東京都千代田区外神田

May 7, 2015

Jagamaita (Snake Festival) at Mamada Hachiman Shrine, Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

Jagamaita (Snake Festival) at Mamada Hachiman Shrine, Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

5th May, 2015 | at Mamada Hachiman-gu Shrine, Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150505jagamaita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mamada-hachiman.jp/





『間々田のジャガマイタ』(通称『蛇まつり(じゃまつり)』)間々田八幡宮(栃木県小山市)

May 6, 2015

Bonden Matsuri at Shirahige Shrine, Sumidaku, Tokyo

Bonden Matsuri at Shirahige Shrine, Sumidaku, Tokyo

5th May, 2015 | at Shirahige Shrine, Sumidaku, Tokyo  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150505sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://members2.jcom.home.ne.jp/sirahige/sirahige/






ぼんでん祭(白鬚神社―東京都墨田区)