Apr 30, 2016

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

29th April - 5th May, 2016 | Arita, Saga  
Arita no Chawan Matsuri or Arita Ceramic Fair in Arita-machi is a famous ceramics festival in Kyushu. Haru Chawan Kokan , or the event of exchanging a used rice bowl for a brand-new one with the autumn design for free of charge, is held from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily during the festival period. Some more events are scheduled during the period.
* Place: Arita-machi, Saga Pref.   * Access: 1 hr. 20 min. by JR Limited Express “Midori” (the JR Nagasaki Line & the Sasebo Line) from Hakata to Arita Sta.







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.arita-toukiichi.or.jp












有田陶器市(佐賀県有田市)

Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

29th April - 5th May, 2016 | Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Medieval pantomime, designated as one of National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
Mibu Kyogen, 30 pantomime skits, have been handed down, and five kinds of which, are performed.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429mibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mibudera.com/








壬生狂言(壬生寺)京都市中京区坊城仏光寺北入る

Apr 28, 2016

Kasama-no-Toensai (Himatsuri), Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki

Kasama-no-Toensai (Himatsuri), Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki

29th April - 5th May, 2016 | Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki
Pottery Fair. About 200 stalls are set up in the park.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429kasama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.himatsuri.net/












笠間の陶炎祭 (ひまつり)茨城県笠間市

Apr 27, 2016

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

29th April - 3rd May, 2016 | at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo
Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo features traditional dance, theater and music performances and an archery competition with contestants in traditional kimonos.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429meiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/












「明治神宮 春の大祭」(東京)

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata

29th April - 3rd May, 2016 | Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture
Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival in commemoration of the famous warlord "Uesugi Kenshin", Yonezawa, Yamagata Pref.
The highlight of the festival, Uesugi Gyoretsu, a procession of Mikoshi (a portable shrine) of Uesugi Shrine, floats and about 1,000 Samurai warriors march through the city's main streets to the Matsukawa Riverside. And there, Kawanaka-jima Gassen (a re-enactment of ancient war) is held.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429yonezawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://uesugi.yonezawa-matsuri.jp/










米沢上杉まつり(山形県)

Apr 26, 2016

Hayama Matsuri, Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki

Hayama Matsuri, Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki

29th April, 2016 | Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki
Festival with a 100-year history to pray for a good harvest of the year.
A horse attractively adorned with artificial flowers, rice stalks and flag-shaped decoration steps on the ground to the sound of music, been followed by people performing local dance.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429miyazaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.mimata.lg.jp/modules/article/index.php?cat_id=64/







早馬まつり (ジャンカン馬踊り)宮崎県北諸県郡三股町 早馬神社境内

Apr 25, 2016

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

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

29th April, 2016 | at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto  
Kyokusui no En is literary means the ceremony of poem on water.
It was originated as early March ceremony in the ancient China.
It has poem writing and reading, traditional dance performance such as Shirabyoshi Dance, and parade. All poets are dressed traditional Japanese novel clothing.






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429jonangu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.jonangu.com/








「曲水の宴」京都市伏見区中島鳥羽離宮町(城南宮)

Shunki Kagura Sai - Spring Festival, at Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie

Shunki Kagura Sai - Spring Festival, at Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie

28th - 30th April, 2016 | Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie
Spring Festival of the shrine. Performance of jingu-bugaku (ancient court dance with music) is dedicated to the shrine on a makeshift stage at Naiku.
The places and hours of the performances are subject to change in case of rain.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160428ise.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.isejingu.or.jp/ritual/annual/kagurasai.html








春季神楽祭(伊勢神宮)

Apr 24, 2016

Japan Hobby Show 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Japan Hobby Show 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

28th - 30th April, 2016 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  
Exhibit items of this fair are as follows;
Sewing, Embroidery, Lace, Quilt, Knitting, Beads & Jewelry, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Leather, Paper, Ribbons, Candles, Flowers, Wrapping, Herb, Potpourri, Soapmaking, Aromatic Goods, Baby & Kids, Drawing, Painting, Lettering, Calligraphy, Dollmaking, Dyeing, Ceramic Arts, Dollhouses, Miniatures, Handmade Toys, Cake & Candy, Printers, Ink, Frames, Stained Glass, Gardening, Publishing and Related information… and more!









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160425hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hobby.or.jp/hobbyshow/2014/index.html









日本ホビーショー(東京ビッグサイト)

Apr 23, 2016

Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto

Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto

23rd April - 10th May, 2016 | Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto
Situated at the foot of Mount Hiei, the area of Ohara in Kyoto’s outer suburbs is renowned for its natural beauty.
Another thing Ohara is known for is its spring festivities, in which it celebrates the Oharame, women workers noted for their aizome (indigo-dyed) working clothes.
Back when Kyoto was the capital, you’d likely see these women commuting back and forth with their wares balanced on top of their heads.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160423ohara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kyoto-ohara-kankouhosyoukai.net/info/1961/







春の大原女まつり開催(京都大原)

Taishi Shotoe festival of lights, at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka

Taishi Shotoe festival of lights, at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka

23rd & 24th April, 2016 | Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka
The 9th Taishi Shotoe takes place at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka Prefecture.
The Taishi Shotoku market takes place at Nagomi Square.
The venues are a 15-minute walk from Kaminotaishi Station.
The first of 17 articles issued by Prince Regent Shotoku (574-622) states “harmony is to be valued” and temples in Osaka are set to put that message in lights.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160423taisi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.taishi-kankou.jp/event/detail.cgi?id=116









太子聖燈会(叡福寺、西方院、太子・和みの広場)大阪府南河内郡太子町

Earth Day Tokyo at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Earth Day Tokyo at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

23rd & 24th April, 2016 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
Earth Day Tokyo will feature ecology workshops, food stalls and entertainment. Special talks will be given by activists, including environmentalist.
The main stage will be powered by renewable energy sources, and organizers recommend bringing your own utensils to cut down on trash.
Some food stalls will offer discounts to those who bring their own cutlery.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160423earth.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.earthday-tokyo.org/









アースデイ東京

Haru-no Sado Geino-sai - Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island, Niigata

Haru-no Sado Geino-sai - Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island, Niigata

23rd & 24th April, 2016 | Sado Island, Niigata
Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island are staged at the park. If it rains, these performing arts will be performed in the Ibuki-21 gymnasium.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160424sado.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/sys/data?page-id=13035






春の佐渡芸能祭

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

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

24th April, 2016 | Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture
Noshiro (能代市 Noshiro-shi) is a city located in northern Akita Prefecture, Japan.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160428noshiro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://welcomenoshiro.com/










能代凧揚げ大会(秋田県能代市)

Apr 22, 2016

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

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

23rd April - 5th May, 2016 | Hirosaki, Aomori  

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







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160423hirosaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/









弘前さくらまつり 弘前公園(青森県)

Apr 21, 2016

Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref.

23rd April, 2016 | at Hida City, Gifu Pref.
Hida (飛騨市 Hida-shi) is the northernmost city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It received its name from the historical province of Hida Province, which was centered on the same area.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160427hida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/event/3820/









飛騨神岡祭(岐阜県飛騨市)

Japan Flower & Garden Show at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

Japan Flower & Garden Show at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

22nd - 24th April, 2016 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.
Makuhari Messe is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture.
Designed by Fumihiko Maki, it is easily accessible by Tokyo's commuter rail system. Makuhari is the name of the area, and Messe is a German word meaning "trade fair".  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

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











「日本フラワー & ガーデンショウ」パシフィコ横浜

Apr 20, 2016

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

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

21th April, 2016 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane
Okinoshima occupies all of the island of Dōgojima, in the Oki Islands archipelago in the Sea of Japan, along with numerous offshore uninhabited islands and rocks.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160421oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://en.e-oki.net/







隠岐国分寺蓮華会舞(おきこくぶんじれんげえまい)島根県隠岐郡隠岐の島町

Apr 19, 2016

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

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

19th - 20th April, 2016 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.
Okoshi Daiko in Furukawa in Gifu prefecture is a rowdy night time festival in which a large drum is pulled through narrow streets and teams half-naked drunk men try to out muscle their rivals and attach their herald drums to the large drum.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160419hida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/event/1313/










「古川祭 起し太鼓」気多若宮神社(岐阜県飛騨市古川町)

Apr 18, 2016

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

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

18th April, 2016 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama
Katsuragi (かつらぎ町 Katsuragi-chō) is a town located in Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160421hanamori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://wave.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/












「花盛祭」和歌山・丹生都比売神社

Apr 17, 2016

Hashira Matsuri - pillar or pole festival, at Chizu Village, Tottori

Hashira Matsuri - pillar or pole festival, at Chizu Village, Tottori


17th April, 2016 | at Chizu Village, Tottori Pref.
 





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/1604chizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://cms.sanin.jp/p/chizu/kankou/rekishi_miru/hashira/







諏訪神社御柱祭り(鳥取県智頭町)

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

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

17th April, 2016 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.
Yaotsu (八百津町 Yaotsu-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160421yaotsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.yaotsu.lg.jp/index.cfm








久田見まつり(糸切りからくり)岐阜県加茂郡八百津町

Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi

Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi

 

17th April, 2016 | at Nagoya City, Aichi
The centrally located city of Nagoya has a long history and a deep culture that is often overlooked by the rest of the country, let alone the rest of the world.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160421nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.honmaru.info/











春姫道中(愛知県名古屋市)

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

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

17th April, 2016 | at Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi
Fuefuki (笛吹市 Fuefuki-shi) is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160421kawanaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/









川中島合戦戦国絵巻イベント(山梨県笛吹市)

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

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

17th April, 2016 | at Himi City, Toyama Pref.
Himi (氷見市 Himi-shi) is a city in western Toyama Prefecture, Japan.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160417himi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kitokitohimi.com/






まるまげ祭り(富山県氷見市)

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

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

17th April, 2016 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.
Oiran (花魁) were courtesans in Japan. The oiran were considered a type of yūjo (遊女) "woman of pleasure" or prostitute.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160421bunsui.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsubame-kankou.jp/event/oiran/about.html








分水おいらん道中(新潟県燕市五千石)

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

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

17th April, 2016 | at Yahiko Village, Niigata
Yahiko Village is situated on the Sea of Japan side of the central part of Niigata Prefecture. Its western side borders Niigata City and Nagaoka City with sacred Mt. Yahiko (634 meters) in between.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160414yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-yahiko.com/english-welcome









弥彦湯かけまつり(新潟県)

Apr 16, 2016

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

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

16th - 17th April, 2016 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.
Tobeyaki is the pottery of Ehime Prefecture. It is a white porcelain usually with indigo blue design.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160420tobe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.tobe.ehime.jp/









春の砥部焼まつり(愛媛県)

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

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

16th - 17th April, 2016 | at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.
Yabu (養父市 Yabu-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160413yabu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yabu-kankou.jp/






「お走りさん」兵庫県養父市

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

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

16th - 17th April, 2016 | at Seto City, Aichi
Seto City is famous for its pottery and ceramics, so much so that the generic word for ceramics in Japanese is setomono (瀬戸物 setomono). The main street along the river is lined with dozens of pottery shops.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160420seto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.seto-marutto.info/











せと陶祖まつり(愛知県瀬戸市)

Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo

16th - 17th April, 2016 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Sumida Ward (墨田区, sumida-ku) lies east of central Tokyo. It is home to a famous cherry blossom viewing area (along the Sumida River near Asakusa Station) in spring, the Sumida River Fireworks Festival (Hanabi Matsuri) in summer, and Tokyo's main sumo stadium (Ryogoku Kokugikan) where tournaments are held three times a year.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160420sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tobu-glass.or.jp/








すみだガラス市(東京都墨田区)

Apr 15, 2016

Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi

Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi

16th - 17th April, 2016 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture
Ōtawara (大田原市 Ōtawara-shi) is a city located in eastern Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; which is in the northern part of the Kantō region north of Tokyo.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160420otawara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ohtawara.jp/yatai/index.html










大田原 屋台まつり(栃木県大田原市)

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

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

16th April, 2016 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo
Sumida Park, in Sumida Tokyo, is most famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160420yabusame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://taitonavi.jp/












浅草流鏑馬(隅田公園流鏑馬特設会場)

Apr 14, 2016

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

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

15th - 17th April, 2016 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.
Amakusa, located in the southwestern part of Kumamoto, consists of Shimo-shima and Kami-shima islands, which are major islands in the area, and 120 other islands varying in size, which belong to Unzen-Amakusa National Park along with the Shimabara-hanto Peninsula in Nagasaki.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160419ushibuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ushibuka-haiya.com/









牛深ハイヤ祭り(長崎県天草市)

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

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

15th April, 2016 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Hatsukaichi is centered on the small town on the main island of Honshu almost opposite the sacred island of Miyajima on which the UNESCO designated World Hertitage site of Itsukushima Shrine is located.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160415miyajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_shiwatari.html











大聖院火渡り式(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Apr 13, 2016

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

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

15th April, 2016 | at Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Hatsukaichi (廿日市市 Hatsukaichi-shi) is a city of some 120,000 people located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The name derives from a market traditionally held on the 20th of each month with hatsuka (廿日) meaning "20th day" and ichi (市) translating to "market".
The market continues to this day on a small scale featuring fresh, locally grown vegetables and foodstuffs.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160415miyajima2.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_momoka.html











嚴島神社 桃花祭(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Apr 12, 2016

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

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

14th - 15th April, 2016 | at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.  

Sanno Matsuri is a festival at Hie Jinja Shrine in Takayama that features gorgeous floats carried on the shoulders of floatbearers.
Symbolizing the wish of farmers for a good harvest, the first day of the festival begins when the floats are taken from the storehouses and prepared for the procession.
After a Shinto ceremony at Hie Jinja Shrine, the wooden floats, some hundreds of year old, are paraded through the streets. In the evening the procession continues with floats adorned with lanterns. Many people dress in Edo period costumes.
On the second day, marionettes shows are performed on three of the 12 floats.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160414takayama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hida.jp/matsuri/










「山王祭(春の高山祭)」日枝神社(岐阜県高山市)

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

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

12th - 14th April, 2016 | at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.
Otsu is capital city of Shiga Prefecture. Otsu was capital of Japan once before capital moved to Kyoto, and after that Otsu developed as the gateway city from everywhere to Kyoto.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160412otsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.biwako-visitors.jp/










「山王祭」日吉大社(滋賀県大津市)

Apr 11, 2016

Spring Festival at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara

Spring Festival at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara

11th - 17th April, 2016 | at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara
Kashihara Jingu (橿原神宮) is Jingu Shrine located in Nara. It enshrines the first Japanese Emperor Jinmu, Jinmu Tennou.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160401kashihara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.kashihara.nara.jp/kankou/own_kankou/saijiki/4_jinmusai.html










「春の神武祭」橿原神宮(奈良県橿原市)

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

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

10th - 17th April, 2016 | at Kamakura City, Kanagawa
Kamakura is an ancient city that has produced its own, original culture.
Once it was a political capital along with Nara and Kyoto, and also the birthplace of Japan's first military government, the "Kamakura Bakufu."
Warrior Minamoto no Yoritomo was appointed as Seii-Taishogun (shogun) by the Imperial court in 1192 and established the Kamakura Bakufu government, which is the first military government in Japan, whereas previously the Imperial court in Kyotoheld power.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160414kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://en.kamakura-info.jp/







鎌倉まつり(鶴岡八幡宮:神奈川県鎌倉市)

Apr 10, 2016

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

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

10th - 11th April, 2016 | at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata
Historically, Itoigawa lies at the end of the famous shio no michi (salt road) that supplied salt to ancient Edo (Tokyo) via Nagano. Itoigawa is also famous for its jade which can be found on local beaches.  






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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160410itoigawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.itoigawa-base.com/event/matsuri_02_01.html







天津神社春大祭(糸魚川けんか祭り)

Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

10th April, 2016 | at Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.
Born to a minor warlord in Okazaki, Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) began his military training with the Imagawa family.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160407ieyasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://okazaki-kanko.jp/








家康行列(愛知県岡崎市)

OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2016 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2016 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

9th, 10th April at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo 
Yoyogi Park (代々木公園, Yoyogi Kōen) is one of Tokyo's largest city parks, featuring wide lawns, ponds and forested areas. It is a great place for jogging, picnicking and other outdoor activities.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160406yoyogi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.outdoorday.jp/






アウトドアデイ ジャパン2016(代々木公園)

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

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

9th - 10th April, 2016 | at Mino City, Gifu Pref.
The Mino area is renowned for its ceramics, known as 美濃焼 (Mino-yaki). Mino City is specifically known for its production of traditional Japanese paper.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160413mino.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.mino.gifu.jp/





美濃まつり(花みこし・山車・流し仁輪加(にわか)岐阜県美濃市

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

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

9th April, 2016 | at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu City, Gifu Pref.
The city of Gifu is located in the southern portion of the prefecture and is on the northern edge of the Nōbi Plain.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160413tazikara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/event/detail_spring.php?eid=00004&calendar_keisai=1








手力の火祭(岐阜県岐阜市 手力雄神社)

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

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

9th April, 2016 | along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase, Tottori Pref.
Nagashi-bina Festival is held along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase in Tottori. Prefecture.
It features dolls being sent down the river on small platters to wash away bad luck and get rid of evil spirits.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160412mochigase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://nagashibinanoyakata.jp/index.php?id=5






「もちがせ 流しびな行事」鳥取県鳥取市用瀬町

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

9th April, 2016
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/160412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/







熱海海上花火大会

Apr 8, 2016

Shingen-kou Matsuri (Takeda SHINGEN Festival), Kohfu City, Yamanashi

Shingen-kou Matsuri (Takeda SHINGEN Festival), Kohfu City, Yamanashi

8th - 10th April, 2016 | at Kohfu City, Yamanashi
Kōfu (甲府市 Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160405singen.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/shingen/











信玄公祭り(山梨県甲府市)

Watarase Baloon Race at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi

Watarase Baloon Race at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi

8th - 10th April, 2016 | at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi
The Watarase River (渡良瀬川 Watarase-gawa) is a major river in the northern Kantō region of Japan.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160405watarase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.air-b.com/








渡良瀬バルーンレース(栃木市藤岡渡良瀬運動公園)

Apr 7, 2016

Special Exhibition of KAKUTEI at Kobe City Museum, Hyogo

Special Exhibition of KAKUTEI at Kobe City Museum, Hyogo

9th April - 29th May, 2016 | Kobe City Museum, Hyogo






# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160409kakutei_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/culture/culture/institution/museum/tokuten/2016_1kakutei.html










我が名は鶴亭 ―若冲、大雅も憧れた花鳥画(かっちょいいが)!?(神戸市立博物館 兵庫県神戸市中央区京町)