Jul 31, 2015

Gojinjo-daiko (Nabune Festival) in Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

Gojinjo-daiko (Nabune Festival) in Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

very often in July - August, 2015 | in Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.

Gojinjo-daiko Nabune Festival is a festival held in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture that features a performance of the famous 'Gojinjo' drums played by drummers wearing grotesque masks and seaweed wigs.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150731wajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gojinjodaiko.jp/index.html





「御陣乗太鼓(ごじんじょだいこ)」石川県輪島市

Sanriku Ofunato Summer Festival, Iwate Pref.

Sanriku Ofunato Summer Festival, Iwate Pref.

31st July & 1st August, 2015 | Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150802ofunato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03203/212.html





三陸・大船渡夏まつり(岩手県大船渡市)

Big Fish Festival (float parade), Choushi City, Chiba Pref.

Big Fish Festival (float parade), Choushi City, Chiba Pref.

30th July, 2015 | Choushi City, Chiba Pref.  

Chōshi (銚子市) is a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150722chousi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanko.chuo.chiba.jp/..





大潮まつり(千葉県銚子市)

Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka

Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka

30th July - 1st August, 2015 | Sumiyoshi, Osaka





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150730sumiyosi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/




住吉祭・神輿渡御祭(大阪市住吉区 住吉大社)

Jul 30, 2015

Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa

Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa

30th - 31st July, 2015 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.  

Wajima (輪島市) is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150730wajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.wajimaonsen.com/..




水無月祭り(石川県輪島市)

Onbare (wish for a good harvest) at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita

Onbare (wish for a good harvest) at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita

29th & 30th July, 2015 | at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita  

Bungotakada (豊後高田市) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150729onbare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.visit-oita.jp/index.e.html







別宮八幡社御田植祭(オンバレ)大分県豊後高田市

Jul 29, 2015

Kodomo Gionsai (float over the Ocean) at Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.

Kodomo Gionsai (float over the Ocean) at Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.

29th & 30th July, 2015 | Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.  

Karatsu (唐津市) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.
Due to its proximity to mainland Asia, Karatsu has long been known as a stopover to Korea and China.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150710krtu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.祇園祭.jp/





『小友祇園祭(海を渡る山笠)』佐賀県唐津市

Jul 28, 2015

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

28th - 29th July, 2015 | Furano City, Hokkaido

In July 1969, the Furano residents' charter was enacted.
A line of the charter stated that "we, the residents of Furano, stand at the center point of Hokkaido". Everything has a center.

The center of the human body is the bellybutton.
So, the center point of Hokkaido can be called Hokkaido's bellybutton.

We wondered if there might be some way to embody this idea in folk entertainment, and link it to development of Furano's tourism and commerce…   (*reference: Hokkai Heso Matsuri Committee)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150728heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.furano.ne.jp/hesomatsuri/








北海へそ祭り(北海道富良野市)

Jul 27, 2015

Hiwatari (fire walking) at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara

Hiwatari (fire walking) at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara

27th July, 2015 | at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara  

Kurotaki (黒滝村) is a village located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727kuritaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.vill.kurotaki.nara.jp/..








鳳閣寺 火渡り(奈良県吉野郡黒滝村)

Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama

Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama

26th July & 1st - 2nd August, 2015 | at Wakayama Catsle, Wakayama  

Wakayama Castle (和歌山城) in Wakayama, sits at the mouth of the Kii River.
Originally Ōta castle, home of the Saiga Ikki, it was captured by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585, during the Siege of Negoro-ji; many monks from Negoro-ji sought refuge in Ōta, which was soon destroyed by flood.
Hideyoshi ordered the building of dams on three sides of the castle, focusing the rainwaters and diverting the river to ruin the castle.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150729kishu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kishu-yosakoi.jp/




おどるんや―紀州よさこい祭り(和歌山市)

Jul 26, 2015

Kaikoku-sai (festival of opening up the country), Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Kaikoku-sai (festival of opening up the country), Yokosuka, Kanagawa

26th July - 1st August, 2015 | Yokosuka, Kanagawa

This event was started in 2003 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Commodore Perry's arrival and Yokosuka's place as the town where the country was opened.
Many citizens cooperate to put on this event which includes the Kaikoku Fireworks Festival and the Kaikoku Dancing Festa.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150728yokosuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://cocoyoko.net/event/kaikoku-fes.html






よこすか開国祭(神奈川県横須賀市)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

 

26th & 30th July / 5th, 7th, 17th, 23rd and 28th August / 26th September / 12th October / 6th, 13th and 23rd December, 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

Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance) at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita

Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance) at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita

26th July, 2015 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita  

Kunisaki (国東市) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150728kunisaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.visit-oita.jp/index.e.html







楽庭八幡社 吉弘楽(大分県国東市)

Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu (Edo Period Parade), Karuizawa, Nagano

Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu (Edo Period Parade), Karuizawa, Nagano

26th July, 2015 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.  

Karuizawa (軽井沢) is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture.
Located at an altitude of roughly 1,000 meters, the town provides a pleasant escape from the summer heat. It was first "discovered" and promoted as a mountain resort by Western residents of Japan in the late 1800s.

Today, many wealthy urbanites own a second home there.
Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen it takes little more than an hour to reach Karuizawa from central Tokyo.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150728oiwake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://shinano-oiwake.com/







しなの追分馬子唄道中(長野県軽井沢町 追分宿・浅間神社)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

26th July, 2015 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref.  

Kumagaya (熊谷市) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150728kumagai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/..





大杉神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市)

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

 

25th July - 23rd August, 2015 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Visitors can take full pleasure in a sea of 210,000 sunflowers that is enclosed on all sides by the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kayagatake, and other mountains in sun-drenched Akeno Town, which gets the longest hours of sunlight in Japan.

Other festive events include photo contests, photo sessions with models, and outdoor markets.   (*reference: Hokuto City Tourism Association)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727hokuto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.hokuto.yamanashi.jp/tourism/area/sunflower.html








北杜市明野サンフラワーフェス(山梨県北杜市)

World Cosplay Summit 2015, Nagoya, Aichi

World Cosplay Summit 2015, Nagoya, Aichi

25th July - 2nd August, 2015 | Nagoya, Aichi Pref.

The World's Best Cosplay Performance Championship to be determined in the Holy Land of Manga - Japan   (*reference: WCS,WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT)





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/2015/




世界コスプレサミット(愛知県名古屋市)

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref.

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref.

25th July & 1st August, 2015 | Nagaragawa riverside, Gifu Pref.  

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu is Japan’s largest fireworks display, with over 30,000 fireworks. The display lasts from 7:30pm to 8:45pm.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727nagara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/event/detail_summer.php



長良川花火大会(岐阜県長良川畔)

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

25th - 27th July, 2015 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.  

Samurai Warrior Festival in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture features about 500 participants in samurai costumes who parade on horseback on a three kilometers course.
After a one-kilometer horse race riders fight for sacred clothes launched into the air in a ritual which is said to date back 1,100 years.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727souma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.minamisoma.lg.jp/index.cfm/9,0,77,html






「相馬野馬追」福島県南相馬市

Jul 25, 2015

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

25th & 26th July, 2015 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.

Each summer the Omuta Daijayama Festival attracts over 400,000 people who come to Fukuoka prefecture to celebrate an old legend dating back over a thousand years.

Hundreds of volunteers turn out to pull the dashi which are all over 10 meters long.
Over ten dragon floats parade through the main streets in Omuta.
The crowd is overwhelmed by the high level of energy and intensity of the Matsuri.
When the Daija spit their fire, spectators will be energized.
There is excitement and joy. Intense emotions are stirred all at once.   (*reference: omuta kankoukyoukai)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727oomuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.omuta-daijayama.com/






おおむた「大蛇山」まつり(福岡県大牟田市)

Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.

Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.

25th & 26th July, 2015 | Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.

Shikokuchūō is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
Shikokuchūō is the leading producer of paper and paper products in Japan.
It is also a port city and one of Ehime’s major centers of industry.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727paper.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://scc.shikokuchuo.jp




四国中央紙まつり(愛媛県 四国中央市)

Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto

Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto

25th & 26th July, 2015 | Ine Town, Kyoto Pref.

It is a fisherman's festival that evokes large hauls of fish and safe journeys on the ocean.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727ine.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ine-kankou.jp/kankou/..




伊根祭(京都府与謝郡伊根町)

Japan International BIRDMAN RALLY 2015 at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

Japan International BIRDMAN RALLY 2015 at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

25th & 26th July, 2015 | at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

Birdman Rally is a competition where members of the public build home-made gliders, hang gliders and human-powered aircraft, ranging from very serious aircraft to mere costumes, leap off a river- or seaside jetty, and compete for distance and entertainment value.   (*reference: wiki)





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727birdman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ytv.co.jp/birdman/






鳥人間コンテスト(滋賀県彦根市)

Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

25th & 26th July, 2015 | Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

The festival originally started in the Edo period (1751-1764).

It is believed to have originated from the custom of local worshipers selecting stones from the Machiya River to take to the local shrine. The stones were ceremoniously transported to the shrine on carts, while taiko and kane were played.

In 1981, the festival was designated as an asset of intangible culture for Mie Prefecture.
In 2007, it was designated as a national asset of intangible culture.   (*reference: wiki)  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727kanbe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ishidori.jp/







神戸石取祭(三重県鈴鹿市)

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

25th - 26th July, 2015 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri Festival of Tsushima Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival is highlighted by two parades of boats on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park;
 (1) five Makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds of lighted lanterns under the fireworks display from around 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on first day, and
 (2) six danjiri-bune, boats with a doll of a noh play's character each placed atop, from 9 a.m. to around noon on the second day. Many more events are scheduled during the festival.   (*reference: Japan Times)




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727tusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsushima-kankou.com/






尾張津島天王祭(愛知県津島市)

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Dance & Fireworks Festival) in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Dance & Fireworks Festival) in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

25th - 26th July, 2015 | in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri Fireworks Festival in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture features 15,000 fireworks and lasts from to 9:00pm.
As well as a fireworks display (over 13,000 fireworks), there are various stage events, street parades, and festival stalls.   (*reference: Nagoya International Center)





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727oiden.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oidenmaturi.com/index.html





 豊田おいでんまつり(愛知県豊田市)

Taiko Matsuri (Japanese Drum Show) at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

Taiko Matsuri (Japanese Drum Show) at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

25th - 26th July, 2015 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

Part of Matsumoto's exciting group of summer festivals, the summer Taiko festival at Matsumoto Castle features some of the best taiko groups in Japan.

Come early to get a seat, and see and hear the traditional Taiko drummers in the postcard-perfect setting of the castle.
As the sky darkens and night approaches, watching and feeling the power of the taiko drums with the silhouette backdrop of the castle is truly one of Matsumoto's finest summer moments.   (*reference: Matsumoto Welcome Project)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727taiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://wadaiko-nawo.chu.jp/taikomaturi/






国宝松本城太鼓まつり(長野県)

Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

25th - 26th July, 2015 | Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

Manazuru Kibune Matsuri is one of Japan's three most important boat festivals.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727kibune.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.manazuru.net/..





貴船まつり(神奈川県足柄下郡真鶴町)

Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

25th - 26th July, 2015 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.  

Fireworks Festival in Tochigi near Tokyo features 20,000 fireworks set off over the Omoigawa River in Oyama. The display lasts from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727oyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oyama-kankou.jp/






「おやまサマーフェスティバル 小山の花火」栃木県小山市

Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama

Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama

25th & 26th July, 2015 | Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.

This festival is called as 1 million lights' festival in Kawagoe.
So many lantern is hanging over at a front of a house.
The festival has been telling that it is to remember a daimyo of Kawagoe domain who has died in 1850.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727kawagoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kawagoe.or.jp/natsumatsuri/






川越百万灯夏まつり(埼玉県川越市)

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

25th & 26th July, 2015 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima  

Inawashiro (猪苗代町) is a town located in Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727bandai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.bandaisan.or.jp/event/..





幻想の火祭「磐梯まつり」(福島県猪苗代町)

Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.

Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.

25th July, 2015 | Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.  

Miyoshi (三次市) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727miyoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kinsai.net/







三次きんさい祭(広島県)

Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama Pref.

Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama Pref.

25th July, 2015 | Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.

In the morning, the Tenryo-ichi market held in the shopping district in front of Kurashiki Station is abuzz with shoppers hunting for local specialties, while starting in the late afternoon the main street through Kurashiki Sta. is filled with dancing (daikan bayashi odori), a parade, and Tenryo taiko drummers. The festival is held every year on a Saturday in late July.   (*reference: KURASHIKI KANKO WEB)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150720kura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kurashiki-tabi.jp/..






倉敷天領夏祭り(岡山県倉敷市)

Kiyohime Matsuri at Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

Kiyohime Matsuri at Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

25th July, 2015 | Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

An important national cultural asset built in 701, there are many stories related to this temple such as the sad, romantic tale "Anchin Kiyohime."

Anchin is a traveling priest who betrays princess Kiyohime's love and runs away and hides under a large bell.
Kiyohime is so angry that she turns into a huge snake, and burns Anchin, bell and all. "Kaminagahime" tells the story of the construction of Dojo-ji.   (*reference: Wakayama Prefecture)  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727nakaheci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nakahechi.jp/






熊野古道清姫まつり(和歌山県中辺路町)

Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

25th July, 2015 | Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

Abegawa Fireworks Festival in Shizuoka features 15,000 fireworks and lasts from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727abegawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://hellonavi.jp/shizuoka/..






「安倍川花火大会」安倍川橋上流(静岡市葵区田町地先)

Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka

Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka

25th July, 2015 | at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka  

Atami (熱海市) is a city located in the eastern end of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
The city is on the steep slopes of a partially submerged volcanic caldera on the edge of Sagami Bay. The name "Atami" literally means "hot ocean," a reference to the town's famous onsen hot springs.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727izu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yugawara.or.jp/event/...





伊豆湯河原温泉サンバカ-ニバル&花火大会(静岡県熱海市)

Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba

Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba

25th July, 2015 | Ubara, Katsuura City, Chiba Pref.  

The Daimyo Gyoretsu is a parade in Japan.
It commemorates the annual journey of the daimyo, or feudal lord, to Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868).
In order to suppress the possibility of unrest, the Edo shogun, or supreme military ruler, would compel the daimyo from all over Japan to make periodic visits to the capital city.
Because the daimyo had to be accompanied by a large entourage, these visits were hugely expensive, leaving them with little money left over for plotting a revolution.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727katuura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.katsuura.lg.jp/..





鵜原の大名行列(千葉県勝浦市)

Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.

Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.

25th July, 2015 | Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.  

Fukaya (深谷市) is a city located in northern Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
In the Edo era, it was an inn-town on the Nakasendō (中山道), and grew during this period.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727fukaya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fukaya-ta.com/matsurifukayamatsuri/






深谷まつり

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

25th July, 2015 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.  

Heso Matsuri in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture features belly dances by dancers who have faces drawn around their navels.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/matsuri/shibukawaheso.html







渋川へそ祭り(群馬県渋川市)

Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba

Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba

25th July, 2015 | Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.  

Fireworks Festival in Urayasu in Chiba Prefectures features 8,500 fireworks produced by the prestigious fireworks manufacturer Kagiya. The display lasts from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727urayasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.urayasuhanabi.com/2015/






浦安納涼花火大会(千葉県)

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo

25th July, 2015 | one of the largest fireworks display in Tokyo

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai is the largest fireworks display in Tokyo.
Held over the Sumida River in Asakusa, the festival traces its origins back to a festival held to placate river gods after the great famine of 1732, in which nearly 1 million people starved to death.
Most of the fireworks explode about 200 meters in the air and produce circular star bursts about 150 meters across.

About 10,000 fireworks are launched from one site near Asakusa Station between 7:30 and 8:30pm. Another 10,000 or so fireworks are launched from another site about a kilometer away near Sakurabashi bridge near Sensoji Temple between 7:10 and 8:30pm.
Many Japanese don bathrobe-like yukatas to watch the fireworks.




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150727sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/sumidagawahanabi.html







隅田川花火大会(東京)

Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2015 | at Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

This is one of the biggest fireworks display in Oita.
5000 of fireworks set off from two boats floating on Beppu Bay light up the summer night sky.   (*reference: Beppu City Tourist Information)  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150726beppu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.beppu-navi.jp/







別府夏の宵まつり(大分県別府スパビーチ)

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (big tall float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (big tall float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

24th - 26th July, 2015 | Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.

The Tobata Gion Yamagasa festival is a popular local Japanese festival (matsuri) which takes place annually in Tobata, a ward of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan.

It is held for three days (Friday–Sunday) before and after the fourth Saturday of July.
The festival is a national cultural asset of Japan, and is centred on the parading of the "Yamagasa".   (*reference: wiki)  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150726tobata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tobatagion.jp/









戸畑祇園大山笠(福岡県北九州市)

Yama-age Matsuri (making float like mountain), Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi

Yama-age Matsuri (making float like mountain), Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi

24th - 26th July, 2015 | Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Pref.  

Nasukarasuyama (那須烏山市) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150726nasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.nasukarasuyama.lg.jp/..







山あげ祭(栃木県那須烏山市)

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2015 | at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata is a huge multi-day Japanese Woodstock that attract around 60,000 people and top name acts from Japan and around the world.
It was originally held at the foot of Mt. Fuji, hence the name.
Oasis, Run DMC, Foo Fighters, the Chemical Brothers, Gomez, Primal Scream, Patti Smith, Tricky, Orbital, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ani DiFranco, Eminem, Brian Eno, Red Hot Chil Peppers, Neil Young, Prodigy, White Stripes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Gang, Elvis Costello, Underworld, Bjork, and Iggy Pop are among the artists that have performed.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150726fujirock.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fujirockfestival.com/





「FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL」、略称「フジロック」(新潟県湯沢町苗場スキー場)

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2015 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.  

Yahiko Toro Matsuri or Lantern Festival at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata Pref., has a 1,000-year history and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

A parade of people holding torchlights starts from Mt. Hikone to the town and then the highlight of this festival, a procession of Mikoshi (two portable shrines), about 20 floats decorated with lots of lanterns, and hundreds people holding lanterns each, goes through the main streets of the town.

A fireworks display is scheduled at Yahiko Koen (park).   (*reference: JNTO)





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150724yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-yahiko.com/index.htm






弥彦燈籠まつり(新潟県西蒲原郡弥彦村)

Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Tanabe City, Wakayama

Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Tanabe City, Wakayama

24th - 25th July, 2015 | Tanabe City, Wakayama

Every year on July 24th and 25th, the annual summer festival of Tokei-jinja Shrine is held.
The year 2009 marked the 450th anniversary of the Tanabe Festival.
In 1969 this festival, which is filled with much pomp and circumstance, was designated as an intangible folklore cultural asset of Wakayama prefecture.   (*reference: Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau)  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150724tanabe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tanabe-kanko.jp/..





田辺祭(和歌山県田辺市)

Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka

Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka

24th - 25th July, 2015 | Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka  

The "Daigaku", the only one existing in the city, is made of 79 lanterns hung from arms standing on a pole. A mid-size Daigaku is carried in the park.   (*reference: OSAKA GOVERNMENT TOURISM BUREAU)  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150724daigaku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.osaka-info.jp/..






だいがく祭(大阪市西成区 生根神社)

Jul 24, 2015

Tenjin Matsuri, Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka

Tenjin Matsuri, Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka

24th - 25th July, 2015 | Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka
Tenjin Matsuri is a festival held at the Temmangu Shrine in Osaka that features fireworks and a parade of floating shrines on the Dojima river.





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150724tenjin.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.osaka-info.jp/tenjin_matsuri/





天神祭(大阪天満宮)

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

24th - 25th July, 2015 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  

Tsubame absorbed the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida (both from Nishikanbara District) to create the new and expanded city of Tsubame.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150726tubame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tsubame-kankou.jp/event/event_matsuri.html










吉田まつり(新潟県燕市)