Jun 30, 2016

Tega-bayashi (Summer Festival; Anbasama) at Kashiwa City, Chiba

Tega-bayashi (Summer Festival; Anbasama) at Kashiwa City, Chiba

3rd July, 2016 | Kashiwa City, Chiba  
A parade with floats and portable shrines, and a chance to see Tega-Bayashi, an Intangible Cultural Asset in Kashiwa City. There will also be plenty of street vendor stalls set up.   (*reference: Kashiwa City)  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160707kasiwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13679








手賀ばやし(千葉県柏市手賀)

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

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

2nd - 3rd July, 2016 | Aioi City, Hyogo
Aioi is a city located between Himeji and Okayama, in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160522peron.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.aioi.lg.jp/site/pe-ron/         




相生ペーロン祭(兵庫県相生市)

Jun 29, 2016

Hozaura Asamasai (makeup men's parade), Minamiise Town, Mie Pref.

Hozaura Asamasai (makeup men's parade), Minamiise Town, Mie Pref.

2nd & 3rd July, 2016 | Hozaura, Minamiise Town, Mie Pref.  
Minamiise (南伊勢町) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan.  











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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160705makeup.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kirari1000.com/..         








方座浦浅間祭(三重県度会郡南伊勢町)

Jun 28, 2016

Camping Car Show at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

Camping Car Show at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

2nd - 3rd July, 2016 | Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo
Get ready to visit this most exclusive and largest camper show in Japan namely Japan Camping Car Show.
This platform focuses on various products and services related to the camping industry.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160705camp.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://jrva-event.com/tokyo/         








「東京キャンピングカーショー」東京ビッグサイト

Jun 27, 2016

Hakata Gion Yamagasa (parade, dance and music), Fukuoka Pref.

Hakata Gion Yamagasa (parade, dance and music), Fukuoka Pref.

1st - 15th July, 2016 | Kushida Jinja Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.
A resplendent and gallant summer festival with men racing through the streets while bearing 1-ton floats on their shoulders
Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed.
The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.   (*reference: JNTO)












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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160701yamagasa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hakatayamakasa.com/index.php         










博多祗園山笠

Jun 26, 2016

Abare Matsuri (Act Up Festival), Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Abare Matsuri (Act Up Festival), Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

1st & 2nd July, 2016 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.
Abare Festival is reputed the most 'fierce' festivals in not only for Japanese people but also for non-Japanese people, who often call it "the Fire & Violence Festival".
Visitors can watch kiriko (Noto’s unique illuminated lantern floats) and mikoshi (portable shrines) being carried through the streets, eat delicious festival foods, hear taiko drums and see many people dressed in their summer festival wear.   (*reference: wiki)








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160705abare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.noto.lg.jp/...







あばれ祭(石川県鳳珠郡能登町)

Chinowa-kuguri / Suijosai, at Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Yanagibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Chinowa-kuguri / Suijosai, at Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Yanagibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Taito-ku, Tokyo

1st July, 2016 | Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Yanagibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Chinowa-kuguri - A traditional ceremony to pray for good health and longevity. Suijosai - Shinto purification ceremony of the shrine.
Gozabune boat carrying katashiro (paper cut in the shape of dolls), guarded by dozens of boats, departs from Yanagibashi Bridge and goes down Sumida River as far as Tokyo Bay, where the ritual is held.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160630tky.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://taitonavi.jp/enjoy_detail.html?no=229         







茅の輪くぐり / 水上祭(東京都台東区 鳥越神社)

Jun 25, 2016

Art Bridging The East and The West, Leonard Foujita at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Art Bridging The East and The West, Leonard Foujita at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

16th July - 22nd September, 2016 | Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
 











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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160429fjt_art2.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.leonard-foujita2016.com/         









「生誕130年記念 藤田嗣治展 東と西を結ぶ絵画」兵庫県立美術館(兵庫県神戸市中央区)

Yokai, specter in the arts of Japan, at Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumidaku, Tokyo

Yokai, specter in the arts of Japan, at Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumidaku, Tokyo

7th July - 28th August, 2016 | Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumidaku, Tokyo
 










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160707yki_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yo-kai2016.com/         










「大妖怪展 土偶から妖怪ウォッチまで」江戸東京博物館(東京都墨田区横網)

Jun 24, 2016

Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka

Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka

30th June - 2nd July, 2016 | at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka
Places where the flavor of history strongly remains:   Aizen girls chosen from the public add bright colors to Aizen Festival, giving away LOVE BLESSING ROLLS to festival participants in yukata, and parading in Hoe palanquin.
In the Hoe palanquin parade, a recreation of geisha girls visiting Aizendo by palanquin in the Edo era (around 1700), they parade the 1.5km distance from Tennoji to Aizendo slowly, exchanging shouts. The parade with the shouts ”♪Here comes Aizen, Ho, eh, kah, go, Pretty girls, Ho, eh, kah, go, Good business, Ho, eh, kah, go” is part of the old sights and sounds of Osaka we want to preserve in the 21st century. (*reference: Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau)








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160630osaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.aizendo.com/         










愛染祭(浴衣祭)大阪市天王寺区

Jun 23, 2016

Den Den Matsuri at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara

Den Den Matsuri at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara

30th June, 2016 | at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara  
Isonokami Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the hills of Tenri in Nara prefecture, Japan.
It is one of the oldest extant Shinto shrines in Japan and has housed several significant artifacts.
Isonokami shrine was highly regarded in the ancient era, and frequented by many members of the imperial family.
It played a pivotal role in Japan's early history, especially during the 3rd to 5th centuries.
The shrine is at the northern end of the Yamanobe no michi, the oldest road in Japan.









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160630tenri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yamatoji.nara-kankou.or.jp/contents/event.php






石上神宮神剣渡御祭(でんでん祭)奈良県天理市

Jun 22, 2016

The 300th Anniversary of his Birth: Jakuchu at Hosomi Museum, Kyoto

The 300th Anniversary of his Birth: Jakuchu at Hosomi Museum, Kyoto

25th June - 4th September, 2016 | Hosomi Museum, Kyoto
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), important works from all stages of Jakuchu’s career will be presented.
Among them, the 3 scroll paintings of the Sakyamuni Triad and 30 scroll paintings of The Colorful Realm of Living Beings (The Museum of the Imperial Collections)—works created as a personal offering to Shokokuji Temple—will be shown together in Tokyo for the first time.
The exhibition will explore the life and work of Ito Jakuchu, one of Japan’s most remarkable artists, whose popularity has soared in recent years.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160422jakuchu_art2.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.emuseum.or.jp/         







「生誕300年記念 若冲展」細見美術館(京都府京都市左京区岡崎最勝寺町)

Jun 21, 2016

Memories of Wolves at Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art

Memories of Wolves at Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art

28th May - 3rd July, 2016 | Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
 







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160528fksm_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.art-museum.fks.ed.jp/htdocs/?page_id=29         





よみがえるオオカミ 飯舘村山津見神社・復元天井絵(福島県立美術館)

Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2016, Aomori Pref.

Tohoku Rokkon Festival 2016, Aomori Pref.


25th & 26th June, 2016 | in Aomori City, Aomori Pref.
More than four years have passed since the occurrence of the Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

The Tohoku Rokkon Sai Festival, where six big festivals in Tohoku banded together and lit a signal fire for reconstruction, attracted nearly 370 thousand and 250 thousand people to Sendai City and Morioka City respectively and served as a powerful reminder to show the unyielding spirits of people in Tohoku to the whole world.









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160601fukusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.rokkon.jp/         






東北六魂祭 2016

Jun 20, 2016

Gokuro Matsuri (fancy costume parade), Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima

Gokuro Matsuri (fancy costume parade), Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima

25th June, 2016 | Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima
Yoshinogawa-shi is a second-order administrative division and is located in Tokushima, Japan.









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160629yoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.topia.ne.jp/english/tourism/









五九郎まつり(徳島県吉野川市鴨島町)
 

Marugame Castle Cool Breeze Festa 2016, Kagawa

Marugame Castle Cool Breeze Festa 2016, Kagawa

19th June, 2016 | at Marugame Catsle, Marugame City, Kagawa  
Famous for its tall stone walls, Marugame Castle towers over its namesake city in Kagawa Prefecture, offering picturesque views of the Sanuki Plain and Seto Inland Sea.
On June 19, the castle square was busy with performances by local yosakoi (folk dancing) teams.
There was also a ceremonial shooting demonstration with shots being fired at 10:45 a.m. (earplugs are recommended).
Visitors can also try on samurai gear for free.
The festivities also serve as preparation for the July 7 Tanabata celebration, so organizers ask that castle visitors write wishes on strips of paper that will be put on display at a later date.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160619mrgm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.love-marugame.jp/topic_info.html









丸亀城涼風フェスタ
 

Jun 19, 2016

Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi

Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi

18th June - 31st July, 2016 | Toyota City, Aichi  
Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, isn’t just famous for cars — it also hosts the Toyota Oiden Festival, which features two dance events.

The first, My Town Oiden, will be held weekends between June 18 and July 17.
Dozens of dance teams will perform at 14 spots around the city for the event.
My Town Oiden is also a prerequisite to enter the second event, the Oiden Final, on July 30.
This final will feature the best groups grooving near Toyotashi Station to disco-inspired tunes.
The grand finale of the festival will be a massive fireworks display on July 31, in which around 13,000 fireworks will light up the sky.
The display is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. in Shirahama Park by the Yahagi River.  













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160618tyt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oidenmaturi.com/









豊田おいでんまつり

Kyoto: Kyoto Big Antique Fair, at Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto

Kyoto: Kyoto Big Antique Fair, at Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto

24th - 26th June, 2016 | Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto
Grand Antique Fair with about 330 dealers from around the world. Admission is free.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160619kafa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gomoku-do.com/






「京都大アンティークフェア」パルスプラザ(京都市伏見区竹田)
 

Jun 18, 2016

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.









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[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)
 

Yukata Matsuri (Japanese summer kimono) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.

Yukata Matsuri (Japanese summer kimono) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.

22nd - 24th June, 2016 | Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.
Yukata clad children start walking from in front of the Himeji Castle to Osakabe Shrine.
You can also enjoy about eight hundred open air night stalls that line the streets. (*reference: Himeji City Website)  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160622himj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.himeji-kanko.jp/en/         








『姫路ゆかたまつり』兵庫県姫路市長壁神社

Jun 17, 2016

"Takekiri-E-Shiki", Bamboo Cutting Ceremony at Kurama Temle, Kyoto

"Takekiri-E-Shiki", Bamboo Cutting Ceremony at Kurama Temle, Kyoto

20th June, 2016 | at Kurama Temle, Kyoto  
Kurama Take-kiri-e Shiki, at Kurama-dera Temple, Kyoto Prefecture: Eight men dressed as medieval monk soldiers divide into two teams, East and West, and then compete to see which team can cut bamboo stalks the faster.
The winning team is said to give their community a lucky chance to have a good harvest.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160620kurama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php












鞍馬の竹伐り会式(京都市左京区 鞍馬寺)

Kumo-Gassen (battle of spiders) at Kajiki Town, Aira City, Kagoshima

Kumo-Gassen (battle of spiders) at Kajiki Town, Aira City, Kagoshima

19th June, 2016 | at Kajiki Town, Aira City, Kagoshima
The Kumo Gassen is an annual traditional event in Kajiki town, the most famous spider-fighting contest: this event has a long and unbroken tradition and dates back to four hundred years ago.
Most people in Kajiki rear samurai spiders: all the spiders in the event are female Black and Yellow Argiopes.
Spiders are raised carefully and live with their owners, free to wander in the house and make cobwebs as they please. (*reference: Wiki)













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160616kajiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://aira-kankou.jp/event/         











加治木くも合戦(鹿児島県姶良市加治木町)

Jun 16, 2016

Creators' Market 2016 at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi

Creators' Market 2016 at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi

18th & 19th June, 2016 | at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi
Creators Market - over 3500 amateur and professional designers exhibiting and selling their creations!








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160629crema.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.creatorsmarket.com/         








クリエーターズ・マーケット(ポートメッセなごや)

Shiretoko Hiraki (Summer coming festival) at Rausu Town, Hokkaido

Shiretoko Hiraki (Summer coming festival) at Rausu Town, Hokkaido

18th & 19th June, 2016 | at Rausu Town, Hokkaido
This festival is a celebration to pray for safety at sea and which heralds the beginning of the late Shiretoko summer.
There are all kinds of events, including a fireworks display, a dance parade, tug of war and more. (*reference: Shiretoko Rausu-cho Tourist Association)









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160615rausu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.rausu-shiretoko.com/         











知床開き(北海道羅臼町)

Jun 15, 2016

Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.

Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.


17th June - 10th July, 2016 | Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.
The Lake Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is held in Yagizaki Park and Oishi Park every year with its lavish and abundant lavender beds.
In addition to the usual attractions of flowers, there are also abundant herbs, crafts, teas and treats, and special events, including a jazz band and fireworks.
There will also be several stands selling food, including lavender-flavored ice cream, a variety of herbs and herb products, and local fruits and vegetables. (*reference: Yamanashi Tourism Organization)










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160620kwgc.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/event/info.php?if_id=672&ca_id=3         









『河口湖ハーブフェスティバル』山梨県南都留郡富士河口湖町

Jun 14, 2016

Enma Ichi (night market), Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.

Enma Ichi (night market), Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.


14th - 16th June, 2016 | Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.
Starting with the old horse fairs, from the Bunsei era onwards this street has been lined with outdoor stalls.
For this festival, around 600 stalls fill the area around Enma-dou Temple, lining up for several kilometers. (*reference: Niigata Prefectural Tourist Guide)









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160614enma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kashiwazaki.niigata.jp/









えんま市(新潟県柏崎市)

Sapporo Matsuri - Hokkaido-jingu Reisai, at Odori Park and others, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo Matsuri - Hokkaido-jingu Reisai, at Odori Park and others, Sapporo, Hokkaido

14th - 16th June, 2016 | Odori Park and others, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The highlight of this festival is a parade of four horen, eight beautifully bedecked floats and over 1,200 people in traditional attires.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160614sppro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/festival/         










札幌まつり (北海道神宮例祭)

Jun 13, 2016

Otaue Shinji (Rice Planting Festival) at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka

Otaue Shinji (Rice Planting Festival) at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka

14th June, 2016 | at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka  
Rice Planting Festival at the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka features the ceremonial transplanting of rice seedlings by young girls in traditional costumes.  









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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160614sumiyoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/calender/otaue.html         










「御田植神事」住吉大社(大阪市住吉区)

Jun 12, 2016

Kadena Harlee (boat race) at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

Kadena Harlee (boat race) at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

12th June, 2016 | at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.
Kadena is a town located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160616kadena.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.kadena.okinawa.jp/events/         












嘉手納ハーリー大会(沖縄県嘉手納町)

Jun 11, 2016

Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri - Hydrangea) Flower Festival, at Hakusan-jinja Shrine, Hakusan Park, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri - Hydrangea) Flower Festival, at Hakusan-jinja Shrine, Hakusan Park, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

11th - 19th June, 2016 | Hakusan Park, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
About 3,000 hydrangeas roots are usually in full bloom in early June.
Various events are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays during the festival period.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160606bunkyo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/ajisai.html/         









文京あじさいまつり(東京都文京区白山神社)

Reitaisai (Ceremony at Shrine) at Sumidagawa Jinja, Tokyo

Reitaisai (Ceremony at Shrine) at Sumidagawa Jinja, Tokyo

11th & 12th June, 2016 | at Sumidagawa Jinja, Tokyo
The Sumida River is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan.
It branches from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi and flows into Tokyo Bay.
Its tributaries include the Kanda and Shakujii rivers.  







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160615sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/         











隅田川神社例大祭(東京都墨田区)

Torigoe Matsuri at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

Torigoe Matsuri at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

11th - 12th June, 2016 | at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo
Warrior Yamato Takeru, enshrined and worshiped at Torigoe Shrine, is honored with an authentic "downtown" festival which draws huge crowds.
The so-called obake (monster) mikoshi, said to be the heaviest in Tokyo at four tons, is paraded through parish streets by hundreds of happi-clad bearers to entertain and honor the deity within and ask for his favor.
The parade carries on throughout the day, and then in the evening returns to the shrine by atmospheric lanternlight. (*reference: JNTO)








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160608torigoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.taitonavi.jp/enjoy_detail.html?no=227         







鳥越祭(東京都台東区)

Chagu Chagu Umako (Horse Festival), Morioka City, Iwate Pref.

Chagu Chagu Umako (Horse Festival), Morioka City, Iwate Pref.

11th June, 2016 | Morioka City, Iwate Pref.  
Chagu Umako - Horse Festival features a parade of colorfully-dressed horses through the city to the Shrine in Morioka, Iwate prefecture.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160608chagu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03305/196.html         












「チャグチャグ馬コ」鬼越蒼前神社(岩手県滝沢村)

Yosakoi Dance Festival at Noto, Wakura, Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.

Yosakoi Dance Festival at Noto, Wakura, Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.

10th - 12th June, 2016 | Wakura, Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.
Yosakoi is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan. Yosakoi started in the city of Kōchi in 1954, as a modern rendition of Awa Odori, a traditional summer dance.
Yosakoi-style dancing has spread throughout much of Japan. The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music.
The choreographed dances are often performed by large teams. (*reference: Yosakoi)








# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160613noto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yosakoi.wakura.or.jp/         









『能登よさこい祭り』石川県七尾市和倉町

Tsukiji Shishi-Sai (festival at shrine) at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo

Tsukiji Shishi-Sai (festival at shrine) at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo

10th - 12th June, 2016 | at Namiyoke Inari Jinja, Tsukiji, Tokyo  
Located in Tsukiji, Namiyoke Inari Shrine is known as a place to pray for protection from disasters and bad luck, business prosperity, and the safety of construction work.
When reclamation work at the coast in southeast Edo was in progress during the Edo period, embankments in the Tsukiji area were repeatedly washed away and had to be rebuilt numerous times, making the construction most difficult.
According to legend, however, ocean waves and winds calmed down after people found and started worshipping the sacred body of a deity that emerged on the ocean's surface.
When the reclamation was completed in 1659, people celebrated it by carrying floats that symbolize a dragon who controls clouds, a tiger who controls the wind, and the huge head of shishi lion whose roar caused the whole world to obey him. (*reference: GO TOKYO)







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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160606tukiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.namiyoke.or.jp/shishimaturitokusetsu.html         











つきじ獅子祭(波除稲荷神社‐東京都中央区築地)

Jun 10, 2016

Tonami Yotaka Matsuri in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

Tonami Yotaka Matsuri in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

10th & 11th June, 2016 | in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.
Yotaka Matsuri is a Night festival of colourful floats consisting of giant, decorative paper.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160614tonami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yokoso.city.tonami.toyama.jp/kanko/w         










となみ夜高祭(富山県砺波市)

Taue Sai - Rice-planting Festival, at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto

Taue Sai - Rice-planting Festival, at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto

10th June, 2016 | at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Priests and groups of worshipers in traditional farmers' costumes plant rice seedlings in the shrine's paddy field, to the tune of traditional music and songs of ota-mai kagura performed beside.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160610kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://inari.jp/         





田植祭(京都市伏見区深草薮之内町 伏見稲荷)

Jun 9, 2016

Rice-Planting Festival at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime

Rice-Planting Festival at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime

9th June, 2016 | at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime
The Seto Inland Sea is a shallow sea separating the island of Shikoku from Honshu, the main island of Japan.
A chain of large and small islands straddles the sea between Imabari in Ehime, and Onomichi in Hiroshima.
This route is linked by the Shimanami Kaido, an expressway with spectacular suspension bridges over the sea passages.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160613imabari.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.go-shimanami.jp/         








大山祇神社御田植祭(愛媛県今治市大三島町)

Yosakoi Soran Matsuri, Sapporo, Hokkaido (It's Time to Dance in Sapporo)

Yosakoi Soran Matsuri, Sapporo, Hokkaido (It's Time to Dance in Sapporo)

8th - 12th June, 2016 | Odori park, Sapporo, Hokkaido  
Japanese people tend to enjoy life. An easy way to see this is at one of Japan's many Yosakoi matsuri (dance festivals).
Yosakoi is a summer dance.
Nowhere in Japan are they more excited about summer than in Hokkaido (northern Japan).
The Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival is Japan's biggest traditional dance festival. Yosakoi dance is has become popular in recent years.
There are now over 200 festivals and competitions each year in Japan. Teams from all over Japan come to compete in the Yosakoi Soran Festival.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160605sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/         









YOSAKOIソーラン祭り(北海道札幌市大通公園、他)

Itoman Harlee (boat race) at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

Itoman Harlee (boat race) at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.

8th June, 2016 | at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.
Harley gong resounds, and the rainy season of southern country is over - It is beginning of festival of heroic men



It is said that the rainy season is over when Harley gong sounds from old days, but we thank blessing of the sea every year in district among Itoman fishing ports in Itoman on May 4 of the old calendar and pray for more big catch and voyage security, and heroic Itoman Harley is performed.


Itoman Harley is the lord of a castle of Tomigusuku in old times (is said to be both 450 years ago and 580 years ago now), and is said that told this ground by event that Ouso Ou that it was King Minamiyama later saw in China, and settle in people local for one of two biggest annual functions of Itoman along with Itoman general rules pull performed now on August 15 in the old calendar, and is grand as festival of the only sea. (*reference: City of Itoman)







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160612itoman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.itoman.lg.jp/kankou-navi/         








糸満ハーレー(沖縄県糸満市)

Sanno Matsuri (one of Tokyo's three great festivals) at Hie Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Sanno Matsuri (one of Tokyo's three great festivals) at Hie Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo

7th - 17th June, 2016 | at Hie Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Sanno Matsuri is another one of Tokyo's three great festivals.
Held near the Hie Shrine it features a procession of portable shrine through the busy streets of the Akasaka district.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160607hiejinja.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hiejinja.net/jinja/english/index.html         







「日枝神社大祭(山王祭 )」東京都千代田区

FOOMA 2016 (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) at Tokyo Big Sight

FOOMA 2016 (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) at Tokyo Big Sight

7th - 10th June, 2016 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
FOOMA JAPAN is a showcase of products, technologies, and services for food processing and related operations.
The exhibitors represent every conceivable link in the value chain for food-related equipment. Annual attendance is large, and the range of exhibits broadens further with each exhibition. Excellent opportunities for business-to-business interchange are a FOOMA JAPAN hallmark.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160611fooma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.foomajapan.jp/2016/english/         









FOOMA JAPAN 国際食品工業展(東京ビッグサイト)

Hanaku-Nyubu (buddest parade) at Ominesan, Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara

Hanaku-Nyubu (buddest parade) at Ominesan, Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara

7th & 8th June, 2016 | at Ominesan, Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara
Tenkawa (Tenkawa-mura) is a village located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
Tenkawa is located central south of Nara prefecture where surrounded by mountains and world heritage area. 2hr driving from Kyoto and Osaka.  








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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160607nyubu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://yamatoji.nara-kankou.or.jp/01shaji/02tera/04south_area/ominesanryusenji/event/0000000005/







醍醐三宝院大峯山花供入峯(奈良県吉野郡天川村龍泉寺)

Seppetobe (Dance in Mud Rice Field), Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.

Seppetobe (Dance in Mud Rice Field), Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.

5th June, 2016 | Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.
Annual festival in which young men form a circle in a paddy field, are covered with mud, drink sake and sing songs invoking good crops.
A dance with sticks and a Zen priest dance will be dedicated on the day. (◾reference: Kagoshima Internationalization Council)  









# For the details, please access to the followings;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160602hioki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/event/20219/         








せっぺとべ(鹿児島県日置市)

Jun 8, 2016

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.


5th June, 2016 | in Kashima City, Saga Pref.
Kashima is a city located in the southern part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160609gatalym.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www2.saganet.ne.jp/gatalym/         








鹿島ガタリンピック(佐賀県鹿島市音成甲)

Oshikuragou (boat race in Japanese style), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Oshikuragou (boat race in Japanese style), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

5th June, 2016 | at Tamaeura Harbor, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.
Hagi is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, which was incorporated on July 1, 1932.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160602hagi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.visit-jy.com/english/         








おしくらごう(山口県萩市玉江漁港)

Mibu no Hanadaue (rice planting ceremony) at Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

Mibu no Hanadaue (rice planting ceremony) at Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

5th June, 2016 | at Mibujinja shrine, Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima  
Mibu no Hanadaue at Mibujinja shrine in Hiroshima, Prefecture features women in traditional work costumes planting rice and singing to the accompaniment of drumming by drummers who are also wading through the rice fields.
Some of the songs are filled with sexual innuendos. Cattle are colorfully decorated and paraded through the paddies.  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160602mibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kitahiro-bunka.jp/hanada-01.html         








壬生の花田植(みぶのはなだうえ)広島県山県郡北広島町壬生

Gore-E Furyu at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine, Oki Island, Shimane

Gore-E Furyu at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine, Oki Island, Shimane

5th June, 2016 | at Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine, Oki Island, Shimane Pref.
Tamawakasu Jinja; It is believed the origin is the son of Prince Ōsuwake. Ōsuwake was one of Emperor Keikou’s sons who was sent to Oki island. Emperor Keiko sent his sons to establish various countries within Japan. Emperor Keikou said to have reigned AD71 – 130.
Tamawakasu is the god who created Okinoshima island, the Oki clan had been held the title of Oki Kokuso. The word ‘Wakasu’ is believed to have an important meaning for the creation of the island.







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160605oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-oki.net/EventDetail.aspx?id=181         





御霊会風流(玉若酢命神社‐島根県隠岐郡隠岐の島町)

Shaka-shaka Matsuri (farmers parade), Kashihara City, Nara

Shaka-shaka Matsuri (farmers parade), Kashihara City, Nara

5th June, 2016 | Kashihara City, Nara
The exact spot of Emperor Jimmu's descent to earth was debated for centuries until in 1863 an area that is now part of the city was claimed to be the exact location.
The city was the location of the Imperial capital Fujiwara-kyō, from 694 to 710.
At that time it was said to be one of the two richest cities of Japan: Umi no Sakai, Riku no Imai (tr. "by the sea, Sakai – inland, Imai" - Imai now being a part of Kashihara).  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160605kasihara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kashihara.nara.jp/kankou/         




シャカシャカ祭(奈良県橿原市)