Sep 30, 2015

Goto Island Festival, Fukue, Nagasaki Pref.

Goto Island Festival, Fukue, Nagasaki Pref.

2nd - 4th October, 2015 | Goto Island, Fukue, Nagasaki Pref.
The Gotō Islands are Japanese islands in the East China Sea, off the western coast of Kyūshū. They are part of Nagasaki Prefecture.
There are 140 islands, including five main ones: Fukue Island, Hisaka Island, Naru Island, Wakamatsu Island, and Nakadori Island.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/151004fukue.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://navi.gotoshi.net/






福江みなとまつり(長崎県五島市)

Sep 29, 2015

Exhibition of Japan Technology from Edo Period, Tokyo

Exhibition of Japan Technology from Edo Period, Tokyo

2nd October, 2015 | at Tokyo International Forum, Marunouchi, Tokyo  

Expo for the business trade on traditional technology from Edo era and modern Japanese advanced technology.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/151003edo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.cgc-tokyo.or.jp/fair/outline.html




江戸・TOKYO 技とテクノの融合展

Sep 28, 2015

Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival), Higashiyama, Kyoto

Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival), Higashiyama, Kyoto

28th September, 2015 | Higashiyama, Kyoto

Kushi Matsuri or Comb Festival at Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, features a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras.  








# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150922kushi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/..






櫛まつり(京都市東山区東大路通 安井金比羅宮)

Huge Tag of War Competition, Itoman City, Okinawa Pref.

Huge Tag of War Competition, Itoman City, Okinawa Pref.

27th September, 2015 | Itoman City, Okinawa Pref.

Itoman tug-of-war is the second largest in Okinawa, rivaled only by Naha tug-of-war.
These days tug-of-wars in most areas are performed on holidays and are usually in part a tourist event, the Itoman tug of war has managed to remain relatively traditional.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150919itoman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.itoman.lg.jp/kankou-navi/docs-kankou/2014072500031/





糸満大綱引(沖縄県糸満市)

Sep 27, 2015

Ara Odori at Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki

Ara Odori at Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki

27th September, 2015 | Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki
 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150926myzk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://matsuri.kanko-miyazaki.jp/..







「荒踊」宮崎県西臼杵郡五ヶ瀬町 三ヶ所神社

Kangetsusai (Moon Festival), Chikushino City, Fukuoka Pref.

Kangetsusai (Moon Festival), Chikushino City, Fukuoka Pref.

27th September, 2015 | Chikushino City, Fukuoka Pref.

Chikushino is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Bordering on Dazaifu, Onojo, Nakagawa, Saga Prefecture, Ogori, Yasu, and Chikuho, Fukuoka, Chikushino is essentially a southern suburb of Fukuoka City.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/151019chikusino.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.chikushino.fukuoka.jp/kankyoukeizaibu/kankou/kanko/kangetsukai.html







天拝山観月会(福岡県筑紫野市)

King of Hill Climb, Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.

King of Hill Climb, Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.

27th September, 2015 | Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150929fuji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.bikenavi.net/index.html






キング・オブ・ヒルクライム富士山

Sep 26, 2015

Otokunchi Honou (parade with fire), Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

Otokunchi Honou (parade with fire), Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

26th September, 2015 | Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150928otokunci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kitahiro.jp/






乙九日炎の祭典 (おとくんちほのお)広島県北広島町

Eco Candle Fair, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

Eco Candle Fair, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

26th September, 2015 | Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150928ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ecoikeda.jp/wp_ecocandle/




いけだエコキャンドル(福井県今立郡池田町)

Dosojin Festival (phallus festival) at Utsukushigahara Onsen Hot Springs, Matsumoto City, Nagano

Dosojin Festival (phallus festival) at Utsukushigahara Onsen Hot Springs, Matsumoto City, Nagano

26th September, 2015 | at Utsukushigahara Onsen, Matsumoto City, Nagano  

Dosojin Festival is phallus festival held the Utsukushigahara Onsen in Matsumoto.
It is named after a pair of deities called 'dosojin' that can be found on stone statues in this region.

During the festival women dress up in costumes of giant penises and walk through the streets while wild merry making goes on. 







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150928matsumoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.matsumoto-tca.or.jp/en/








美ヶ原温泉 道祖神まつり(長野県松本市)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

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

Sep 25, 2015

Autum Moon Festival at Ishiyama Temple, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Autum Moon Festival at Ishiyama Temple, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

25th - 27th September, 2015 | Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Ishiyama-dera Temple: Set on the side of a mountain overlooking Lake Biwa, Ishiyama-dera temple with its famous Kannon image was a popular pilgrimage 1,000 years ago.
It was founded in 749 and is headquarters of one of the Shingon Buddhist sects.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150919isiyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ishiyamadera.or.jp/ishiyamadera/gyouji/shugetsusai/





石山寺秋月祭(滋賀県大津市)

Japan Plamodel & Hobby Show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Japan Plamodel & Hobby Show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

25th - 27th September, 2015 | at Makuhari Messe Fairgrounds, Chiba

The All Japan Mokei Hobby Show is one of the largest hobby shows in Japan which is being organised by the Japan Plamodel Industry Association.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/151011hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://hobbyshow.co.jp/




全日本模型ホビーショー

Oirase Shimoda Matsuri (float & costumed people parade), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

Oirase Shimoda Matsuri (float & costumed people parade), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

25th - 27th September, 2015 | Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150927oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000750.html







おいらせ下田まつり(青森県上北郡おいらせ町)

Sep 24, 2015

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

24th - 27th September, 2015 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  

With over 140 nations and regions, domestic travel promotion associations and organizations, and those related to the travel industry exhibiting, each of which provide up-to-date information on tourism and how to enjoy travel, personalized travel commodities and the like, those attending this exhibition are able to directly obtain all kinds of travel information. 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150912jata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.t-expo.jp/en/





ツーリズムEXPOジャパン(東京ビッグサイト)

Sep 23, 2015

Ritual Event at Hachiman Jinja Shrine, Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.

Ritual Event at Hachiman Jinja Shrine, Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.

23rd - 24th September, 2015 | Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150923nagano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.nagano-tabi.net/modules/event/?event_id=0000000365







池田町八幡神社例大祭(長野県北安曇郡池田町)

Hakamano Menburyu (Mask Dance), Takeo City, Saga Pref.

Hakamano Menburyu (Mask Dance), Takeo City, Saga Pref.

23rd September, 2015 | Takeo City, Saga Pref.

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga Prefecture.
It is approximately 28 kilometers (17 mi) west of Saga City and approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Sasebo.
Takeo has a complex topography including mountains, mountain basins and riverside plains.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150923hakama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.takeo.lg.jp/kyouiku/bunkazai/pages/bunkazai/bunkazai-429.htm






 「袴野の面浮立」佐賀県武雄市東川登町袴野 貴船神社

Sep 22, 2015

Yamanonogaku (ritual dance festival), Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.

Yamanonogaku (ritual dance festival), Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.

23rd September, 2015 | Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]

http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150923sanya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000002205







山野の楽(福岡県嘉麻市)
 

Sep 21, 2015

Aizu Matsuri (Dance & Parade), Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

Aizu Matsuri (Dance & Parade), Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

21st - 23rd September, 2015 | Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

The highlight of the festival is Aizuhan-ko Gyoretsu, in which a procession in honor of a feudal lord of the Aizu domain and his 500 armored warriors comes out of Tsuruga-jo Castle and goes through the city.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150921aizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://e.samurai-city.jp/







会津まつり&会津磐梯山踊り(福島県会津若松市)

Sep 20, 2015

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

19th & 21st September, 2015 | Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150915ama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp/festival/055tukiji.html






築地だんじりまつり(兵庫県尼崎市 初嶋大神宮)

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

20th September, 2015 | Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

The Okumakabuto Matsuri is most unique on the Noto Peninsula.

Huge banners (wakubata), animated dancing, and the distinctive rhythms of gongs and drums express old relationships with the Korea Peninsula.
It is said that visitors from the other side of the Japan Sea brought with them the gods of the Kumakabuto Arakashihito shrine, which worships Arakashihiko no kami and Tsunega-arashito no kami.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150920nanao.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nanaoh.net/p136.html




「お熊甲祭」(石川県七尾市中島町宮前)
 

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

20th September, 2015 | Shimada City, Shizuoka Pref.

The Shimada Mage (Shimada Hairstyle) was first invented by a prostitute named Toragozen.
This festival commemorates the hairstyle and is held near the Kaminozuka, a round stone monument in front of Toragozen’s grave at Udaji Temple, which served as her family’s temple.

Women from the city can be seen wearing various types of Shimada Mage on Hon Dori in front of Shimada Station.
As the Shimada Mage dance and other activities are presented, the sight of all the women in the streets wearing their hair in the Mage fashion enlivens the atmosphere of the area.   (*reference: Shizuoka Guide)  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150915simada.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://shimadamage.eshizuoka.jp/







島田髷まつり(静岡県島田市)

Sep 19, 2015

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

19th - 22nd September, 2015 | Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150920kanazawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanazawaodori.jp/






金沢おどり(石川県金沢市 県立音楽堂邦楽ホール)

Nagoya Pet Show 2015, at Port Messe Nagoya, Minatoku, Nagoya, Aichi

Nagoya Pet Show 2015, at Port Messe Nagoya, Minatoku, Nagoya, Aichi


19th - 21st September, 2015 | Port Messe Nagoya, Minatoku, Nagoya, Aichi  
Pet Expo is a comprehensive event of pet-related supplies and pets.
Cute pet and exhibition of rare pets, along with the booth of many companies such as pet food-related goods-related services.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150719pet.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.pethaku.com/nagoya/




「ペット博 in なごや」ポートメッセなごや
 

Ishioka Festival at Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ishioka Festival at Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

19th - 21st September, 2015 | Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

One of the three biggest festivals in Eastern Japan is held every year during September in the city of Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Usually spanning the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of a long weekend, the festival fills those three days and nights with revelry and history, celebrating a tradition older than most countries.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150914isioka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://ishioka-kankou.com/_12/02_watch_play/b_matsuri/01_ishioka/ishi_0.html






石岡のおまつり(常陸國總社宮例大祭)茨城県石岡市

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

19th & 20th September, 2015 | Awaji, Hyogo Pref.
 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150920awaj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.awajishima-kanko.jp/...






水かけ祭(兵庫県淡路市仮屋 事代主神社)

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

19th & 20th September, 2015 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

A disguise contest, which is very unique and nationally well known, is held in the day and a valiant parade of decorated floats is performed in the evening to heat up whole town to the climax of the festival.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150913misa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.misakubo.net/...













 「みさくぼ祭り」静岡県浜松市天竜区水窪町


Danjiri Matsuri (pulling huge festival floats), Kishiwada City, Osaka

Danjiri Matsuri (pulling huge festival floats), Kishiwada City, Osaka

19th & 20th September, 2015 | in Kishiwada City, Osaka

Danjiri Matsuri is the wildest festival in Osaka.
It feature teams pulling huge festival floats, weighing up to 4 tons, with ropes through the streets with a couple of nasty turns that sometimes send men standing on the mikoshi flying off or causes the mikoshi to careen out of control.

Sometimes the teams consist of more than 100 people.
In the past people have been killed.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150814danjiri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.kishiwada.osaka.jp/site/danjiri/






岸和田だんじり祭(大阪府)

Yawatanmachi (traditional Mikoshi parade festival), Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.

Yawatanmachi (traditional Mikoshi parade festival), Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.

19th & 20th September, 2015 | Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150914yawatanmaci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13301






やわたんまち:安房国司祭(千葉県館山市)

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

HEIWAJIMA ANTIQUES FAIR SINCE 1978.
The oldest and most famous antique fair in Japan.
Over 280 dealers from all over the country.





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150322heiwajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/HOME.html




平和島 全国古民具骨董まつり(平和島東京流通センター)

Sep 18, 2015

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

18th - 21st September, 2015 | in Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

Momoishi (百石町 Momoishi-machi) is a town located in Kamikita District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150920oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.oirase.aomori.jp/







おいらせ百石(ももいし)まつり

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

18th - 20th September, 2015 | Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Mikoshi on parade, but here's the kicker: the parade starts at the bottom of the many steps leading up to Ikaho shrine, ending at Ikaho shrine.
Feats of strength, will-power and probably liquid courage are demonstrated as the heavy mikoshi are carried up the famous stone steps.






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150918ikaho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/matsuri/ikaho.html










伊香保まつり(蘆花祭)群馬県渋川市伊香保町

Sep 17, 2015

Tokyo Game Show 2015 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Tokyo Game Show 2015 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

17th - 20th September, 2015 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  

The Tokyo Game Show, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan.

It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases/related hardware.
Like Germany's gamescom, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days.             






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150919game.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2015/en/








東京ゲームショウ(幕張メッセ)

Sep 16, 2015

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

16th & 17th September, 2015 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.
 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150916nt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.noto.lg.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?common_id=865







柳田大祭(石川県鳳珠郡能登町)

Yabusame (horseback archery demonstration) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Yabusame (horseback archery demonstration) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

16th September, 2015 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Yabusame is a horseback archery demonstration held at Tsurgaoka Shrine in Kamakura.
The archers dressed in traditional costumes with funny looking feathered hats attempt to hit targets while riding at full gallop.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150916kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kamakura-info.jp/





「流鏑馬神事」鶴岡八幡宮(神奈川県鎌倉市)

Sep 15, 2015

Kutani Zanzaka Odori (Dancing parade), Mikata, Hyogo

Kutani Zanzaka Odori (Dancing parade), Mikata, Hyogo

15th September, 2015 | Mikata, Hyogo

This annual festival of Hachiman Jinja shrine for the local god of Kutani is also known as taiko odori.

After dedicating their dance to the shrine god, the dancers visit parishioners' houses to perform dances, praying for the well-being of families and a good harvest.   (*reference: Kansai Window)






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150915zanza.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/event/..






「久谷ざんざか踊り」兵庫県美方郡新温泉町久谷

Sep 14, 2015

Grand Sumo Tournament, at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumo Arena, Tokyo

Grand Sumo Tournament, at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumo Arena, Tokyo

13th - 27th September, 2015 | The Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumo Arena, 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.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150914sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/index







大相撲 本場所(九月場所:両国国技館)

Sep 13, 2015

Hyoge Matsuri, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Hyoge Matsuri, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.
 
13th September, 2015 | Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Hyoge Matsuri is a Takamatsu Citys Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property, and the film records the scenes from the preparation of one of the strangest festivals in Japan right up to the real festival.   (*reference: Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities)  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150914hyoge.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/6121.html







 「ひょうげ祭り」香川県高松市香川町

Hojoya (or Hojoe) Festival at Hakozaki-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.

Hojoya (or Hojoe) Festival at Hakozaki-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.

12th - 18th September, 2015 | at Hakozaki-gu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.  

Hojoe Festival in Fukuoka features people who spins top on Japanese fans and cotton threads and even the edge of Japanese swords. 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150812hojoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yokanavi.com/jp/theme/detail/6






「放生会」筥崎宮(福岡市東区箱崎)

Kokutani Ozawa Mikoshi Jumangoku Matsuri (large plate float), Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

Kokutani Ozawa Mikoshi Jumangoku Matsuri (large plate float), Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.

12th & 13th September, 2015 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150907kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tabimati.net/event/detail.php?p=486







十万石まつり 古九谷大皿みこし(石川県加賀市)

Sep 12, 2015

Jike Kiriko Matsuri (tower float), Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

Jike Kiriko Matsuri (tower float), Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

12th - 13th September, 2015 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

Head to the north of the Noto Peninsula for Suzu City, Jike Kiriko Festival, featuring a 16-m kiriko float – the tallest in Japan!  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150914jike.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kimassi.net/notomaturi/jike.html







寺家キリコ祭り(石川県珠洲市)

Setomono Matsuri (Sale of Japanese pottery and porcelain), Seto City, Aichi Pref.

Setomono Matsuri (Sale of Japanese pottery and porcelain), Seto City, Aichi Pref.

12th & 13th September, 2015 | Seto City, Aichi Pref.

Setomono is Japanese pottery and porcelain, one of the country's oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period.
Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150913seto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.setocci.or.jp/setomonomatsuri/







「せともの祭」愛知県瀬戸市瀬戸川沿い

Hono no Saiten (Fire Work Festival), Toyohashi, Aichi

Hono no Saiten (Fire Work Festival), Toyohashi, Aichi

12th September, 2015 | Toyohashi, Aichi
 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150913hono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.toyohashi-cci.or.jp/event/honoo/index.html







「炎の祭典」愛知県豊橋市

Mikoshi & Dashi Parade at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo

Mikoshi & Dashi Parade at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo

11th - 15th September, 2015 | at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150913akasaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.akasakahikawa.or.jp/oshirase/







赤坂氷川神社 山車・神輿連合巡行(東京都港区)

Sep 11, 2015

Dara-Dara Matsuri Festival, or Ginger Fair at Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo

Dara-Dara Matsuri Festival, or Ginger Fair at Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo

11th & 21st September, 2015 | Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo

The festival is also known as “Shoga Matsuri ” or Ginger Root Festival.

Open-air stalls selling fresh ginger roots are set up on the street through Shrine.

About 20 Mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried in the neighborhood of the Shrine.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150911daradara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/361877/




だらだら祭り(東京都港区芝大門)

Sapporo Autumn Fest, Hokkaido

Sapporo Autumn Fest, Hokkaido

11th September - 4th October, 2015 | Sapporo, Hokkaido  

Sapporo Autumn Fest showcases the richness of food production around Hokkaido and its capital city Sapporo. Hokkaido's four distinct seasons of the year enrich its vast land and ocean.

The snow accumulated on the land during winter turns into fresh and clear water in spring, which is essential to all kinds of crop to grow in the summertime.

Autumn is the harvest season, and Sapporo Autumn Fest brings us the best opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the benefit from nature.

The five sites along the Odori Park strip bring you to the food world of Hokkaido.
Sapporo Autumn Fest is not an event of just eating, drinking or buying food.

Through those opportunities, you will get to know more about the food in Hokkaido and the people involved in it: both your appetite and your heart will be fulfilled.

Get embraced with the autumn harvest from all over Hokkaido.
Delight the palate and make long-lasting memories.
It is only possible in this time of the year at Sapporo Autumn Fest!  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150913sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sapporo-autumnfest.jp/english/





さっぽろオータムフェスト(北海道札幌市 大通公園)

Sep 10, 2015

Odate Kyojinsha Reisai (shrine festival), Odate City, Akita Pref.

Odate Kyojinsha Reisai (shrine festival), Odate City, Akita Pref.

10th & 11th September, 2015 | Odate City, Akita Pref.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150910odate.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yp.mic.ne.jp/maturi/





雨祭り 大館神明社祭典 秋田県大館市

Sep 9, 2015

Japan Ukiyo-e by UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Japan Ukiyo-e by UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

11th September - 18th October, 2015 | Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150911utagawa_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hpam.jp/special/index.php?mode=detail&id=143






浮世絵師 歌川国芳展(広島県立美術館)

Sep 8, 2015

Taito Takigino at Asakusa Civic Hall, Taito, Tokyo

Taito Takigino at Asakusa Civic Hall, Taito, Tokyo

8th September, 2015 | at Asakusa Civic Hall, Taito, Tokyo

Takigino is a traditional plays put on outdoors with light supplied by bonfires. 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150806taito.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.taitocity.net/taito/zaidan/english/





台東薪能 台東蝋燭能(東京都台東区)

Sep 7, 2015

Karagamon - Buzen, Roen and Wakanaka, at Chiba City Museum of Art

Karagamon - Buzen, Roen and Wakanaka, at Chiba City Museum of Art

8th September - 18th October, 2015 | Chiba City Museum of Art
 






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150908ciba_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ccma-net.jp/




唐画もん 武禅にろう苑、若冲も(千葉市美術館)