Mar 31, 2016

Dinosaur Expo 2016 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Dinosaur Expo 2016 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

8th March - 12th June, 2016 | National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

The Cretaceous Period is being dug up again in Tokyo for the Dinosaur Expo 2016 at the National Museum of Nature and Science, which brings to the city two giant prehistoric exhibits.
A skeletal reconstruction of a Tyrannosaurus Rex will be displayed along with the newest reconstruction of the Spinosaurus, the largest known carnivorous dinosaur to have walked the Earth.

Dinosaur Expo 2016 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo


The first fossils of the Spinosaurus were uncovered in Germany in 1912, but were later destroyed during World War II. Based on the recent discovery of another fossil in Morocco in 2008 and studies of the original remains, a new skeleton was constructed in 2014.
This exhibition offers video presentations and other educational exhibits about dinosaurs, including information based on new evidence that the Spinosaurus was not just a land-dweller but in fact semi-aquatic.  







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http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160308dino_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.kahaku.go.jp/exhibitions/ueno/special/2016/dino2016/








「恐竜博2016」国立科学博物館(東京都台東区上野公園)

Interpets 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

Interpets 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

Interpets - International Fair for a Better Life with Pets
New directions for 2016 – pointing the way to success
Interpets – International fair for a better life with pets – is confirmed status as the premier event for pet industry in Japan. Various concurrent programmes, such as Business matching meeting will assure that you meet your distributor candidates effortlessly.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160724impe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.interpets.jp/










「インターペット-人とペットの豊かな暮らしフェア」東京ビッグサイト

Mar 30, 2016

Kan-ou-no-Yube at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Kan-ou-no-Yube at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa

26th March - 3rd April, 2016 | at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Cherry Blossom Festival. This Japanese-style landscape garden has about 300 cherry trees. You can enjoy viewing of cherry blossoms even in the evening.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160326sankei.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sankeien.or.jp/index.html








観桜の夕べ(神奈川県横浜市 三溪園)

Chiyoda-no-Sakura Matsuri, Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Chiyoda-no-Sakura Matsuri, Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

25th March - 3rd April, 2016 | Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Cherry Blossom Festival. You can enjoy view of cherry blossoms along the Chidorigafuchi path and in the shrine precincts.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160325chiyoda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko-chiyoda.jp/










千代田のさくらまつり(千鳥ヶ淵緑道、靖国神社、神田神社ほか)

Hakkouda Walk (walk along the snow wall), on Goldline Root 103, Aomori Pref.

Hakkouda Walk (walk along the snow wall), on Goldline Root 103, Aomori Pref.

29th - 31st March, 2016 | on Goldline Root 103, Aomori Pref.
The Hakkōda Mountains is a volcanic mountain range that lies to the south of Aomori city in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160329hakkouda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tohokukanko.jp/









八甲田ウォーク(酸ヶ湯谷地温泉 青森県)

Mar 29, 2016

Sairei-furyu (Momote Matsuri - Japanese Archery Ritual), Okinoshima Island, Shimane

Sairei-furyu (Momote Matsuri - Japanese Archery Ritual), Okinoshima Island, Shimane

28th March, 2016 | at Hanaike-jinja, Okinoshima Island, Shimane
Okinoshima is a town located on Dōgo, in Oki District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160328okinosima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.okinoshima.shimane.jp/








「花生神社祭礼風流(百手祭り)」島根県 隠岐の島町

Kamakazuno Kagura (Spring Lion Dance) at Kamakazu Ise Shrine, Asahi City, Chiba

Kamakazuno Kagura (Spring Lion Dance) at Kamakazu Ise Shrine, Asahi City, Chiba

27th - 28th March, 2016 | at Kamakazu Ise Shrine, Asahi City, Chiba
Asahi is a city at northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan, located in far northeastern Chiba Prefecture, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the southeast.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160327asahi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.asahi.lg.jp/kanko/004_04.html








「鎌数の神楽」千葉県旭市

Mar 28, 2016

DORO-UCHI-MATSURI (Mud-Throwing Festival) at Hosaka Aso, Asakura, Fukuoka

DORO-UCHI-MATSURI (Mud-Throwing Festival) at Hosaka Aso, Asakura, Fukuoka

27th March, 2016 | at Hosaka Aso Shrine, Asakura City, Fukuoka  

The Hosaka Aso Shrine is a branch shrine of the Aso Shrine in Higo Kumamoto, which was established for the god of childbirth in the Hosaka district, at the beginning of the Edo era, in 1692 (Genroku 4th yr). DORO-UCHI-MATSURI, which is famous as a peculiar festival in Haki, as well as OSHIROI-MATSURI, has been held for more than 300 years in the Hosaka Aso Shrine.
This festival was designated as a Fukuoka Prefecture Intangible Cultural Treasure in 1958 (Showa 33rd yr).  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160328dorouchi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.amagiasakura.net/








「泥打ち祭り」穂坂阿蘇神社(福岡県朝倉市)

Nippon Craft Beer Festival at Sumida Riverside Hall, Tokyo

Nippon Craft Beer Festival at Sumida Riverside Hall, Tokyo

27th March, 2016 | Sumida Riverside Hall, Tokyo
The Nippon Craft Beer Festival is with more than 60 types of beer from 26 brewing companies from all across Japan, accompanied by stalls offering snacks and other dishes.
This event will also host a variety of stage shows, including live performances by musicians and comedians as well as seminars about the best drinking glasses to enjoy brews from.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/1603beer.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.craftbeerfestival.org/








ニッポン クラフトビア フェスティバル(東京都墨田区吾妻橋 すみだリバーサイドホール)

Mar 27, 2016

Goshiki-Hime Fukkatsu-sai (Reborn of Heike's Princess), Iyo City, Ehime

Goshiki-Hime Fukkatsu-sai (Reborn of Heike's Princess), Iyo City, Ehime

27th March, 2016 | at Iyo City, Ehime
Iyo is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160324iyo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://iyokankou.jp/event/entry/000079.html







「五色姫復活祭」愛媛県伊予市

Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Tokyo

Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Tokyo

26th March - 13th April, 2016 | Monzen Nakamachi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Fukagawa is a neighborhood in Tokyo's Koto ward, just 3km east of the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, and across the Sumida River.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160331fukagawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mon-naka.com/sakura/







「お江戸深川さくらまつり」東京都江東区 大横川

Mar 26, 2016

Hachikenya Ohanami Festa (Spring Festival) at Temmabashi River Front, Osaka

Hachikenya Ohanami Festa (Spring Festival) at Temmabashi River Front, Osaka

Weekend during 26th March - 10th April, 2016 | at Temmabashi River Front, Osaka
Ōsaka is the third largest city in Japan, with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area. It is the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160330hachikenya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.suito-osaka.jp/enjoy/ohanamifesta/











水都大阪川開き2016 春の舟運まつり はちけんやお花見フェスタ

Mar 25, 2016

Nouji Spring Festival, Mihara, Hiroshima

Nouji Spring Festival, Mihara, Hiroshima

26th & 27th March, 2016 | Mihara City, Hiroshima
 






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160326nouji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mihara-kankou.com/event/1568






能地春祭り(のうじはるまつり)広島県三原市

Kitano Odori (Traditional Spring Dance) by Kamishichiken Kabukikai, Kyoto

Kitano Odori (Traditional Spring Dance) by Kamishichiken Kabukikai, Kyoto

25th March - 7th April, 2016 | by Kamishichiken Kabukikai, Kyoto
This is a performance of the Kamishichiken-kabukai.
The rehearsal club that used to meet at Iwagami-za Theater at Kamidachiuri-Seifuku - ji Temple moved to the Kitano Club in 1902.
This performance was officially begun jointly in 1952 by the Kitano Club and the Mando Club in commemoration of the 1,050th anniversary of Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine.
The performance excels from the fact that it is both elite and tasteful.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160325kitano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.maiko3.com/









「北野をどり」京都市上京区・上七軒歌舞練場

Mar 24, 2016

Anime Japan, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odiaba and Ariake, Tokyo

Anime Japan, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odiaba and Ariake, Tokyo

25th - 27th March, 2016 | at the Tokyo Big Sight  

Anime Japan is held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odiaba and Ariake, Tokyo.
Describing the event Virginia Hefferman wrote in the New York Times: "The Death-Star-sized convention center that housed the fair—with its sprawling trade show, closed-door industry symposiums and awards ceremony—were decked with images of exuberant, candy-colored anime figures.
As they gazed down on the hundred thousand or so fans who ambled among the booths, their googly baby eyes, seemed to monitor the proceedings."             









# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160321anime.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.anime-japan.jp/








「Anime Japan」東京ビッグサイト(東京都江東区有明)

Mar 23, 2016

Yakushiji Shuni-e Hana-e-shiki, Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara

Yakushiji Shuni-e Hana-e-shiki, Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara

25th March, 2016 | at Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara
Flower Offering Ceremony. This festival symbolizes the arrival of spring, and is to pray for the prosperous world. The interior of the temple's main hall is lavishly decorated with a variety of flowers.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/1603narahanae.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nara-yakushiji.com/







薬師寺修二会花会式(奈良)

Mar 22, 2016

Shinki-sai (Taimatsu Matsuri - Fire Festival) at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Shinki-sai (Taimatsu Matsuri - Fire Festival) at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo

25th March, 2016 | at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Torchlight Festival features a torchlight parade of about 200 children and adults. If it rains, the parade will be canceled, and only the Shinto ritual will be held indoors.             








# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/1603sinki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kameidotenjin.or.jp/



神忌祭 (たいまつまつり) 亀戸天神社(東京都江東区亀戸)

Mar 21, 2016

Momote-sai (Japanese Archery Ritual) at Okadaya Public Hall, Ube City, Yamaguchi

Momote-sai (Japanese Archery Ritual) at Okadaya Public Hall, Ube City, Yamaguchi

22nd March, 2016 | at Okadaya Public Hall, Ube City, Yamaguchi
Ube is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan on the Seto Inland Sea.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160324ube.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.oidemase.or.jp/









「百手祭」宇部市岡田屋公会堂

Mar 20, 2016

Otaue-matsuri (Rice Planting Ritual) at Morotayama Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita Pref.

Otaue-matsuri (Rice Planting Ritual) at Morotayama Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita Pref.

20th March, 2016 | at Morotayama Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita
Kunisaki is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160320kunisaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-kunisaki.com/site/kanko/morotasan.html







「諸田山神社 御田植祭」大分県国東市

Mar 19, 2016

Third Nippon TV Washu Fes - Japanese Sake; Wine Festival in two sessions at the rooftop plaza of Nittele Tower

Third Nippon TV Washu Fes - Japanese Sake; Wine Festival in two sessions at the rooftop plaza of Nittele Tower

19th March 2016 | at the rooftop plaza of Nittele Tower, Tameike, Tokyo
Nippon TV’s third annual Washu Fes has assembled over 40 breweries showcasing more than 100 varieties of sake from all over Japan.
The company’s two exclusive tasting sessions are each limited to 350 people and will feature sake varieties that evoke the taste of spring, including brands such as Azakura, Dewazakura and Miyozakura.

Visitors can also look forward to wadaiko (Japanese drumming) and shamisen performances; a show by Nihonshu, Japan’s only sake - themed manzai (two-person comedy act) performers; and a variety of dining options specially chosen to match the flavors of sake, including Italian, Chinese and local dishes from Akita Prefecture. Featured brands will also be available for purchase at a sales booth.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/1603sake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://sakefes.com/event3/







『和酒フェス 東京@日テレ』汐留・日テレタワー大屋根広場

Yokosuka Spring Festa at USA Naval Base, Kanagawa

Yokosuka Spring Festa at USA Naval Base, Kanagawa

20th March, 2016 | at USA Naval Base, Kanagawa  

Bring the family to enjoy the Spring Festival Open Base with our host nation friends.  Activities include Ship Tour, games, air toys and live entertainment in the Benny Decker Theater and outdoor stages.  [www.japanbases.com]








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160324base.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.yokosuka.kanagawa.jp/








「日米親善よこすかスプリングフェスタ」米海軍横須賀基地(神奈川県横須賀市)

Mar 18, 2016

Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi

Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi

19th & 20th March, 9th - 10th & 16th - 17th April, 3rd - 4th May, 2016 | in Handa City, Aichi

Handa is located in northeastern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160316handa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.handa-kankou.com/event/event_haru3.html













春の山車祭り(愛知県半田市 乙川地区)

Jigen-e (Gold Dragon Festival) at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo

Jigen-e (Gold Dragon Festival) at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo

18th March, 2016 | at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo  

On March 18 in the year 628 (the 36th year of the reign of Empress Suiko), two fishermen brothers who were catching fish at the Sumida River found a small Buddhist statue.
They gave it to Haji no Nakatomo, who realized it was a statue of the bodhisattva Kannon.
He enshrined this statue on a Japanese pagoda tree stump, entered the priesthood, turned his home into a temple, and became deeply religious.

This manifestation of the bodhisattva Kannon was the beginning of Sensoji Temple, which is celebrated by the Asakusa Kannon Jigen-e ritual. Sensoji Temple originated from the honorific name "Kinryuzan" (Golden Dragon Mountain).








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160318jigen.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokyo.org/en/









「浅草観音示現会 金龍の舞」東京都台東区

Mar 17, 2016

En Nen Sai (Festival to pray Long Life) at Urashima Shrine, Ine Town, Kyoto

En Nen Sai (Festival to pray Long Life) at Urashima Shrine, Ine Town, Kyoto

17th March, 2016 | at Urashima Shrine, Ine Town, Kyoto
Ine is a town located in Yosa District, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
There is famous wooden architecture "Funaya" (Groups of Traditional Buildings).
The tango Peninsula was a trade route from Eurasian Continent to Kyoto.
Tsutsukawa district and Honjo-Hama district have been handed down Urashima Tarō legend.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160317ine.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ine-kankou.jp/kankou/sightseeing/000067.php











「延年祭(福棒祭)」京都府 与謝郡 伊根町

Mar 16, 2016

Aso Mountain Burning Ritual (Fire Festival), Aso City, Kumamoto Pref.

Aso Mountain Burning Ritual (Fire Festival), Aso City, Kumamoto Pref.

15th March, 2016 | Aso City, Kumamoto Pref.
Mt. Aso, which is located approximately 30 miles just north of Kumamoto City, is one of the symbols of the Kumamoto Prefecture, once known as Hi no Kuni or the Land of Fire.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160301aso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.asocity-kanko.jp/course/spring02.html







「阿蘇の野焼き(阿蘇の火まつり)」熊本県

Hounensai (Festival to pray for good harvest) at Tagata Shrine, Komaki City, Aichi

Hounensai (Festival to pray for good harvest) at Tagata Shrine, Komaki City, Aichi

15th March, 2016 | at Tagata Shrine, Komaki City, Aichi
This Shrine is dedicated to the God of harvest which are five staple grains (rice, wheat, etc.) and prosperity of future generations.
The Bumper Harvest Festival is where a huge wooden phallus is paraded, then offered at the shrine, also called Tagata Jinja (Tagata temple).
It is well-known for its uniqueness.

This Honen Matsuri (Harvest Festival, also called Fertility Festival) is held on March 15 every year. Every year,in the Komaki City (Komaki-shi), about halfway between Inuyama and Nagoya, a crowd of curious travelers and regulars comes to watch this ceremony affectionately nicknamed "The Penis Festival".  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160315komaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tagatajinja.com/index.html






「田縣神社 豊年祭」愛知県小牧市

Mar 15, 2016

Hadaka-Mairi (Go to Shrine with Naked) at Kumano Shrine, Yotsukaido City, Chiba Pref.

Hadaka-Mairi (Go to Shrine with Naked) at Kumano Shrine, Yotsukaido City, Chiba Pref.

15th March, 2016 | at Kumano Shrine, Yotsukaido City, Chiba
Yotsukaidō is a city located in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160315sikaido.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanko.chuo.chiba.jp/








「熊野神社 裸参り」千葉県四街道市

Mar 14, 2016

2016 March Grand Sumo Tournament, at Body Maker Colosseum, Osaka

2016 March Grand Sumo Tournament, at Body Maker Colosseum, Osaka

13th - 27th March, 2016 | at Body Maker Colosseum, Osaka
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.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160309sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html








大相撲 本場所(三月場所:大阪府立体育会館 :: BODYMAKERコロシアム)

Mar 13, 2016

Tarou Tarou Matsuri (Spring Festival), Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima

Tarou Tarou Matsuri (Spring Festival), Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima

29th March, 2016 | at Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima
Ichikikushikino is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160317ichiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ichiki-kushikino.com/events/post_5.html







「太郎太郎祭り」羽島崎神社(鹿児島県いちき串木野市)

KasugaSai (Spring Festival), at the Kasuga Shrine in Nara Pref.

KasugaSai (Spring Festival), at the Kasuga Shrine in Nara Pref.

13th March, 2016 | at the Kasuga-Taisha Shrine in Nara Pref.
Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family.
The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160313kasuga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/index.html








「春日祭(かすがさい)」奈良県 春日大社

Hounensai (Festival to pray for good harvest) at Ooagata Shrine, Inuyama City, Aichi

Hounensai (Festival to pray for good harvest) at Ooagata Shrine, Inuyama City, Aichi

13th March, 2016 | at Oo-Agata Shrine, Inuyama City, Aichi Pref.
Inuyama is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, north of the Nagoya Metropolis.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160310inuyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.inuyama.gr.jp/



「大縣神社 豊年祭」愛知県犬山市
 

Yamada Spring Festival at Tsunemochi Shrine, Chichibu City, Saitama

Yamada Spring Festival at Tsunemochi Shrine, Chichibu City, Saitama

13th March, 2016 | at Tsunemochi Shrine, Chichibu City, Saitama
The Chichibu area, centered on Chichibu City, encompasses one city, five towns and three villages.
Known as Saitama Prefecture's foremost sightseeing area, it is home to several unique attractions, many of which are tied to the area's great natural beauty.
Among the most popular sights for tourists are Nagatoro and Nihongitouge Pass.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160310chichibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://navi.city.chichibu.lg.jp/p_festival/1349/






「山田の春まつり」埼玉県秩父市

Light Up on Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

Light Up on Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

12th - 21st March, and 26th March - 10th April, 2016 | at Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto
 Kiyomizudera (清水寺, literally "Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters.

The temple was originally associated with the Hosso sect, one of the oldest schools within Japanese Buddhism, but formed its own Kita Hosso sect in 1965. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below.
The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance.
The main hall, which together with the stage was built without the use of nails, houses the temple's primary object of worship, a small statue of the eleven faced, thousand armed Kannon.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160322kiyomizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/event/index.html







清水寺 夜の特別拝観(京都市)

Higashiyama Hanatōro (flower & light road), Kyoto

Higashiyama Hanatōro (flower & light road), Kyoto
Higashiyama Hanatoro will be held from March 12th - 21st, 2016 

During the March Hanatoro the streets of Kyoto's historic Higashiyama District are lined by more than 2400 lanterns that stretch from Shorenin all the way to Kiyomizudera.
Nearly all of the popular temples and shrines in the district are illuminated and have extended opening hours.

The Hanabutai stage is set up in Kodaiji Temple Park where daily live music, dance and performances are held. Additionally, performance areas in front of the large central weeping cherry tree (shidarezakura) in Maruyama Park and Kiyomizudera are set aside for street performances.

Many shops also have extended opening hours during Hanatoro, and in combination with the illumination events makes for a pleasant evening atmosphere which attracts many people to the area during a time of the day when it is usually rather deserted.








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160308arashiyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hanatouro.jp/e/







京都・花灯路 「東山 花灯路」

Nishinosita Shishimai (Lion Dance), Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba

Nishinosita Shishimai (Lion Dance), Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba

12th & 13th March, 2016 | Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba
Kujūkuri is located on the east-central Bōsō Peninsula, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.  









# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160216_99.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.99kankou.com/








「西ノ下の獅子舞」千葉県九十九里町

Mar 12, 2016

Sagicho Matsuri at Himure Hachimangu Shrine, Shiga

Sagicho Matsuri at Himure Hachimangu Shrine, Shiga

 

12th - 13th March, 2016 | at Himure Hachimangu Shrine, Shiga
Big floats are ignited with fire one after the other and men wearing make-up dance wildly.  

On Sunday evening in mid-March, people dance excitedly amid showers of fire sparks around the blazing Sagicho floats.
This explains why this festival is also called the Omihachiman no Hi-matsuri (Omihachiman Shrine fire festival).  









# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160316shiga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
official website ››  http://en.biwako-visitors.jp/ | ››  http://www.omi8.com/maturi/sagicho.htm









左義長まつり (滋賀県近江八幡市)

Sake no jin (Saki - Rice Wine - Fair), Niigata

Sake no jin (Saki - Rice Wine - Fair), Niigata

12th - 13th March, 2016 | at Toki Messe, Niigata  

Sake no jin is an annual sake fair, attended by about one hundred sake producers from across Niigata Prefecture, a prefecture well known for its high quality rice and rice wine.
Sake no jin is held on a weekend in mid March at the Toki Messe convention center in Niigata City.
Everybody over the age of twenty is welcome to attend the fair and taste from a large variety of Niigata sake.
Admission to the fair is free.
However, if you wish to do some tasting, you need to pay 2000 yen in exchange for a sake cup to be used to taste from hundreds of types of sake and sake related products on display.
In addition to the sake brewers' stands, Sake no jin features a number of stage events including a tasting challenge and dance performances. There is also a food corner with Niigata specialties.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160316niigata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://niigata-sake.or.jp/torikumi/sakenojin/









にいがた酒の陣

Mar 10, 2016

Echigo Matsudai Fuyu-no-jin (Winter Festival) at Toukamachi City, Niigata Pref.

Echigo Matsudai Fuyu-no-jin (Winter Festival) at Toukamachi City, Niigata Pref.

12th - 13th March, 2016 | at Toukamachi City, Niigata
Tokamachi is accessible by train, bus, and car. The closest Shinkansen (bullet train) station is at Echigo-Yuzawa. About 2-3 hours from Tokyo(transfer at Echigo-Yuzawa), About 5-7 hours from Osaka(via Tokyo or via Kanazawa).  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160309echigo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tokamachishikankou.jp/en/








「越後まつだい冬の陣」新潟県十日町市

Mar 9, 2016

Sengokuhara Susuki Burning Ritual, Hakone Town, Kanagawa Pref.

Sengokuhara Susuki Burning Ritual, Hakone Town, Kanagawa Pref.

9th March, 2016 | Hakone Town, Kanagawa Pref.
Hakone is a town in Ashigarashimo District in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160333hakone.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hakone.or.jp/shop/susuki/







「仙石原の山焼き(すすき草原)」神奈川県箱根町

Mar 8, 2016

Saito Festival at Kashimajingu Shrine, Kashima City, Ibaraki Pref.

Saito Festival at Kashimajingu Shrine, Kashima City, Ibaraki Pref.

9th March, 2016 | at Kashimajingu Shrine, Kashima City, Ibaraki Pref.  

Saito Festival in Kashimajingu Shrine in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefectures features costumed people with oak sticks doing a maypole-like dance to drumbeats and songs.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160309kashima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sopia.or.jp/kashima-kanko/













「祭頭祭・春季祭」 茨城県鹿嶋市(鹿島神宮)

NIKKEI MESSE:Shop, Office, House & Urban Innovation Expo at Tokyo Big Sight

NIKKEI MESSE:Shop, Office, House & Urban Innovation Expo at Tokyo Big Sight

8th - 11th March, 2016 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  
Nikkei Inc. hosts the largest expo in Asia for shop and town development of the future, titled "NIKKEI MESSE:Shop, Office, House & Urban Innovation Exhibition Japan" for four days at Tokyo Big Sight.

This exhibition comprises 7 exhibition venues--"JAPAN SHOP," "ARCHITECTURE + CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS," "RETAILTECH JAPAN," "NFC & SMART WORLD," "SECURITY SHOW," "LIGHTING FAIR," and "FRANCHISE SHOW ".

The exhibition brings together concepts and information on the latest products and technology for next-generation shop and town development under one roof.
This generates a synergy effect that will attract approximately 240,000 visitors in total, making the show Asia's largest retail and distribution event.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160305nikkeishop.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shopbiz.jp/en/






「街づくり・流通ルネサンス・JAPAN SHOP [店舗総合見本市]」東京ビッグサイト(東京都江東区有明)

Mar 7, 2016

Akamatsu-no-Kojinsai, Daisen, Tottori

Akamatsu-no-Kojinsai, Daisen, Tottori

6th March, 2016 | Akamatsu, Daisen, Tottori
Snake God Festival  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160306akamatu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://db.pref.tottori.jp/bunkazainavi.nsf/bunkazai_web_view/CC8E92C96F24ED7549257BEC000556D4?OpenDocument




赤松の荒神祭(鳥取県大山町赤松)

Kouya-no-Himatsuri (Fire Festival) at Koyasan Mountain, Wakayama

Kouya-no-Himatsuri (Fire Festival) at Koyasan Mountain, Wakayama

6th March, 2016 | Koyasan Mountain, Wakayama
 





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160306koya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shukubo.net/




高野の火祭り(和歌山県高野山)

FOODEX JAPAN, largest food exhibition in Asia-Pacific, at Makuhari Messe

FOODEX JAPAN, largest food exhibition in Asia-Pacific, at Makuhari Messe

8th - 11th March, 2016 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.  

FOODEX JAPAN is a ground-scale hub trade show in the Asia-Pacific region with promising track record of operation for over 35 years.
More than 70,000 carefully assigned professional buyers interested in the latest food industry visit the exhibition annually of which makes up more than 60% of repeaters.
Not only for Japanese market, this exhibition caters the perfect opportunity for those interested in growing Asian markets as our exhibition reaches its buyer's gathering horizon across the Asia-pacific region such as Korea, Taiwan and China.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160305foodex.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www3.jma.or.jp/foodex/en/index.html







「FOODEX JAPAN 2016 [国際食品飲料展]」幕張メッセ(千葉)

Mar 6, 2016

Gaun Gaun Festival at Fukada Shrine, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima

Gaun Gaun Festival at Fukada Shrine, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima

6th March, 2016 | at Fukada Shrine, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima
Ichikikushikino is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160310gaun.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ichiki-kushikino.com/events/314.html






「ガウンガウン祭り」鹿児島県いちき串木野市

Snow Festival with Fire Works at Nozawa Onsen Ski Trail, Nagano Pref.

Snow Festival with Fire Works at Nozawa Onsen Ski Trail, Nagano Pref.

5th March, 2016 | at Nozawa Onsen Ski Trail, Nagano Pref.
A True snow paradise! One of Japanʼs most superb and expansive winter sports areas.  





# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160302nozawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nozawaski.com/







「冬の灯明夜まつり」野沢温泉スキー場(長野県)

Mar 5, 2016

Snow Festival with Fire Works at Yuzawa Onsen Ski Trail, Niigata Pref.

Snow Festival with Fire Works at Yuzawa Onsen Ski Trail, Niigata Pref.

5th March, 2016 | at Yuzawa Onsen Ski Trail, Niigata Pref.
In the winter season, Yuzawa town holds a series of the events under the theme "snow and shining lights". Set against a canvas of pure white snow, candles and illuminations lend the town an almost ethereal beauty.
Of the multitude of ski resorts in the area, no less than 14 resorts hold firework displays during the winter period. Each display is held to a different theme, with different styles - plenty to enjoy!  








# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160302yuzawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/yuzawa/kyoukai/event/ZB0001.html










湯沢温泉雪まつり花火大会(新潟県 湯沢高原布場ゲレンデ)

Mar 4, 2016

Shinto music and dance Festival at Tamayura Hot Springs, Miyazaki Pref.

Shinto music and dance Festival at Tamayura Hot Springs, Miyazaki Pref.

4th - 19th March, 2016 | at Tamayura Hot Springs, Miyazaki Pref.
This is an event for associated hotels in the city of Miyazaki to give their guests some extra hospitality with their hot bath facilities, each of which has its own unique design.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160301tamayura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.welcomekyushu.jp/attaka/akari/?mode=detail&id=11










「宮崎たまゆら温泉かぐらまつり」宮崎リゾート温泉「たまゆらの湯」

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/160322heiwajima.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)