Sep 30, 2016

Ecchu Kaze-no-Bon Dance Festival, Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

Ecchu Kaze-no-Bon Dance Festival, Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

1st October, 2016 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.  
Ecchu Owara Kaze-no-Bon is a Japanese Dance originated in Toyama.











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161005suzu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://kankounavi.city.suzu.lg.jp/www/view/detail.jsp?id=104












越中おわら節 飯田風の盆(石川県珠洲市)

Sep 29, 2016

Tsuchiura All-Japan Fireworks Competition, Ibaraki Pref.

Tsuchiura All-Japan Fireworks Competition, Ibaraki Pref.

1st October, 2016 | Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.  
Tsuchiura All-Japan Fireworks Competition in Tsuchiuru in Ibaraki Prefecture near Tokyo features competitions between numerous fireworks manufacturers. More than 20,000 fireworks are set off.  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161005tuchiura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://tsuchiura-hanabi.jp/












土浦全国花火競技大会(茨城県土浦市)

Goto Island Festival, Fukue, Nagasaki Pref.

Goto Island Festival, Fukue, Nagasaki Pref.

30th September - 2nd October, 2016 | Goto Island, Fukue, Nagasaki Pref.
The Gotō Islands are Japanese islands in the East China Sea, off the western coast of Kyūshū. They are part of Nagasaki Prefecture. There are 140 islands, including five main ones: Fukue Island, Hisaka Island, Naru Island, Wakamatsu Island, and Nakadori Island.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161004fukue.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://navi.gotoshi.net/















福江みなとまつり(長崎県五島市)

Sep 28, 2016

Fujieda Tai-Sai (autumn festival), Fujieda City, Shizuoka Pref.

Fujieda Tai-Sai (autumn festival), Fujieda City, Shizuoka Pref.

30th September - 2nd October, 2016 | Fujieda City, Shizuoka Pref.
Fujieda is located in the Shida Plateau in central Shizuoka Prefecture between the Abe River and the Ōi River. The area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161004fujieda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://fujiedataisai.jp/











藤枝大祭り(静岡県藤枝市 飽波神社)

Sep 27, 2016

Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival), Higashiyama, Kyoto

Kushi Matsuri (Comb Festival), Higashiyama, Kyoto

26th September, 2016 | Higashiyama, Kyoto
Kushi Matsuri or Comb Festival at Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, features a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160922kushi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/..













櫛まつり(京都市東山区東大路通 安井金比羅宮)

Ara Odori at Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki

Ara Odori at Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki

25th September, 2016 | Sangasho Jinja Shrine, Gogase Town, Miyazaki
Miyazaki is a tourism and resort area in southern Kyushu. It is not to be confused with the legendary Japanese animator and filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160926myzk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://matsuri.kanko-miyazaki.jp/..














「荒踊」宮崎県西臼杵郡五ヶ瀬町 三ヶ所神社

Sep 26, 2016

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

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

25th September, 2016 | Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.
Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is with 3776 meters Japan's highest mountain.
It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people throughout the centuries.  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160929fuji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.bikenavi.net/index.html












キング・オブ・ヒルクライム富士山

Air Base Festival at JASDF Shizuhama Air Base, Shizuoka

Air Base Festival at JASDF Shizuhama Air Base, Shizuoka

25th September, 2016 | at JASDF Shizuhama Air Base, Yaizu, Shizuoka Pref.
Yaizu is located in central Shizuoka Prefecture, on a heavily indented coastline of Suruga Bay, facing the Pacific Ocean.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160526sizuhama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/shizuhama/shizuhama.html










静浜基地航空祭(静岡県焼津市)

Sep 25, 2016

Yabo Tenman-gu Reitai-sai, Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, JR Yaho Station and others, Kunitachi, Tokyo

Yabo Tenman-gu Reitai-sai, Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, JR Yaho Station and others, Kunitachi, Tokyo

24th & 25th September, 2016 | Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, Kunitachi, Tokyo
Annual festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mando, poles decorated with artificial flowers and pictures, and koshiki-shishi-mai (lion dance).  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160924yabo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.yabotenmangu.or.jp/schedule.html














谷保天満宮例大祭(東京都国立市)

Fukuro Matsuri, Ikebukuro Station West Exit area, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Fukuro Matsuri, Ikebukuro Station West Exit area, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

24th & 25th September, 2016 | Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Annual festival of the area. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mikoshi accompanied by people beating taiko on the streets of JR Ikebukuro Station West Exit area.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160924tsma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  https://www.yosakoitokyo.gr.jp/













池袋ふくろ祭り(東京都豊島区)

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

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

24th - 25th September, 2016 | Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.
Oirase (おいらせ町 Oirase-chō) is a town located in Kamikita District of eastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan.  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160927oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000750.html













おいらせ下田まつり(青森県上北郡おいらせ町)

Sep 24, 2016

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

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

24th September, 2016 | Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.
Geihoku Kokusai is located in Kita Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture. The base of the ski resort is just 2km off Route 186 (Iwami Highway).  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160928otokunci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kitahiro.jp/











乙九日炎の祭典 (おとくんちほのお)広島県北広島町

Eco Candle Fair, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

Eco Candle Fair, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

24th September, 2016 | Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.
Ikeda (池田町 Ikeda-chō) is a town located in Imadate District, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160928ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://ecoikeda.jp/wp_ecocandle/













いけだエコキャンドル(福井県今立郡池田町)

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

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

24th September, 2016 | at Utsukushigahara Onsen, Matsumoto City, Nagano  
Dosojin Festival is phallus festival held the Utsukushigahara Onsen in Matsumoto.
It is named after a pair of deities called 'dosojin' that can be found on stone statues in this region.
During the festival women dress up in costumes of giant penises and walk through the streets while wild merry making goes on. 












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160928matsumoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.matsumoto-tca.or.jp/en/         











美ヶ原温泉 道祖神まつり(長野県松本市)

Yassa Matsuri, Wakamiya Hachiman-gu Shrine, Minakami-machi, Gunma

Yassa Matsuri, Wakamiya Hachiman-gu Shrine, Minakami-machi, Gunma

24th September, 2016 | Wakamiya Hachiman-gu Shrine, Minakami-machi, Gunma
Festival with a 400-year history. Youths wearing loin-clothes jostle each other in the shrine precincts, shouting "Yassa, yassa," and vie with one another climbing up the pillars to be the first getting the bell attached to the top of the ceiling in the shrine.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160924yassa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.enjoy-minakami.jp/index.php?itemid=841











ヤッサ祭り(群馬県利根郡みなかみ町 小川島若宮八幡宮境内)

Japan Plamodel & Hobby Show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Japan Plamodel & Hobby Show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

23rd - 25th September, 2016 | at Makuhari Messe Fairgrounds, Chiba
The All Japan Mokei Hobby Show is one of the largest hobby shows in Japan which is being organised by the Japan Plamodel Industry Association.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161011hobby.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://hobbyshow.co.jp/













全日本模型ホビーショー

Tokyo International Book Fair 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Tokyo International Book Fair 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

23rd - 25th September, 2016 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
TIBF is Asia's leading publishing trade show. As the centre of publishing trade, TIBF is a core venue to negotiate publication rights, book imports/exports, and other related business with key publishing professionals in Japan and Asia! 












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160704book.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.bookfair.jp/en/Home/












東京国際ブックフェア(東京ビッグサイト)

Sep 23, 2016

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

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

23rd - 25th September, 2016 | Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.
The highlight of the festival is Aizuhan-ko Gyoretsu, in which a procession in honor of a feudal lord of the Aizu domain and his 500 armored warriors comes out of Tsuruga-jo Castle and goes through the city.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160921aizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://e.samurai-city.jp/         












会津まつり&会津磐梯山踊り(福島県会津若松市)

Koi-koi Matsuri, Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa

Koi-koi Matsuri, Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa

23rd & 24th September, 2016 | Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa
Festival featuring a parade of o-shishi mikoshi (portable shrine shaped like a huge lion head carried by town's people) and geisha (professional female entertainers), and yamanaka-bushi-wa-odori dancing parade by thousands of people in festival attire to the sound of shamisen (three-stringed musical instruments), flutes and drums on the main street.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160923iskwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.tabimati.net/event/detail.php?p=568&srch_season%5B%5D=autumn&srch_place%5B%5D=yamanaka/













こいこい祭(石川県加賀市山中温泉)

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

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

23rd - 24th September, 2016 | Ikeda Town, Nagano Pref.
Ikeda (池田町 Ikeda-machi?) is a town located in Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160923nagano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nagano-tabi.net/modules/event/?event_id=0000000365







池田町八幡神社例大祭(長野県北安曇郡池田町)

Ohara Hadaka Matsuri, Ohara Hachiman-jinja Shrine, Kashima-jinja Shrine, Ohara, Chiba

Ohara Hadaka Matsuri, Ohara Hachiman-jinja Shrine, Kashima-jinja Shrine, Ohara, Chiba

23rd & 24th September, 2016 | Ohara Hachiman-jinja Shrine, Kashima-jinja Shrine, Ohara, Chiba
Naked festival. The highlight of this festival is shiofumi, in which 18 mikoshi carried by men wearing loin-clothes are jostled each other in the sea and along Ohara Kaisuiyoku-jo Beach.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160923ciba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.isumi.lg.jp/miryoku/bunka/matsuri/post_53.html










大原はだか祭り(千葉県いすみ市大原)

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

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

23rd September, 2016 | Takeo City, Saga Pref.
Takeo is located in the western part of Saga Prefecture. It is approximately 28 kilometers (17 mi) west of Saga City and approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Sasebo. Takeo has a complex topography including mountains, mountain basins and riverside plains.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160923hakama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.takeo.lg.jp/kyouiku/bunkazai/pages/bunkazai/bunkazai-429.htm












「袴野の面浮立」佐賀県武雄市東川登町袴野 貴船神社

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

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

23rd September, 2016 | Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.
Kama (嘉麻市 Kama-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160923sanya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000002205










山野の楽(福岡県嘉麻市)

Sep 22, 2016

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

22nd - 25th September, 2016 | Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.
Kanazawa had a further expansion in 1661, when many samurai who had followed their retired lord Toshitsune to his villa at Komatsu returned after his death.
They built houses on the fringes of the city, with street layouts almost totally unplanned.

These areas are some of the most labyrinthine parts of the city, but this was not done for defensive purposes at all: by this time peace was quite firmly secured.
To alleviate crowding from the continual (illegal) inflow of peasants and other migrants, residents were permitted to rent land from neighbouring farmers, and these areas are some of the most convoluted of all, as the roads were laid out on the old winding paths through the fields.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160920kanazawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kanazawaodori.jp/













金沢おどり(石川県金沢市 県立音楽堂邦楽ホール)

Sep 21, 2016

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

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

22nd - 25th September, 2016 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  
With over 140 nations and regions, domestic travel promotion associations and organizations, and those related to the travel industry exhibiting, each of which provide up-to-date information on tourism and how to enjoy travel, personalized travel commodities and the like, those attending this exhibition are able to directly obtain all kinds of travel information. 












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160912jata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.t-expo.jp/en/











ツーリズムEXPOジャパン(東京ビッグサイト)

Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai, Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Sansuden Hall, Ise, Mie

Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai, Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Sansuden Hall, Ise, Mie


21st - 23rd September, 2016 | Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Sansuden Hall, Ise, Mie
Autumn festival at the shrine. If it rains, jingu bugaku will be performed in the Sanshuden Hall only once from 11 a.m. on the day.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160921ise.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.isejingu.or.jp/topics/uqnv2xyi.html














神宮秋の神楽祭(三重県)

Sep 20, 2016

Seimei-jinja Reisai, Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Seimei-jinja Reisai, Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

21st & 22nd September, 2016 | Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Annual festival of the shrine. Main event of the festival is shinko-sai (a parade of mikoshi led by a traditional boys' drums and fifes band, the carriages of the halberds, girls in beautiful attire, and decorated horses), proceeding on the main streets in the neighborhood of the shrine.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160921seim.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.seimeijinja.jp/event/










晴明神社例祭(京都市上京区)

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

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

20th September, 2016 | Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.
The Okumakabuto Matsuri is most unique on the Noto Peninsula. Huge banners (wakubata), animated dancing, and the distinctive rhythms of gongs and drums express old relationships with the Korea Peninsula.
It is said that visitors from the other side of the Japan Sea brought with them the gods of the Kumakabuto Arakashihito shrine, which worships Arakashihiko no kami and Tsunega-arashito no kami.  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160920nanao.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.nanaoh.net/p136.html








「お熊甲祭」(石川県七尾市中島町宮前)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

19th September, 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 site;

[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

Sep 19, 2016

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

18th - 20th September, 2016 | Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.
Mikoshi on parade, but here's the kicker: the parade starts at the bottom of the many steps leading up to Ikaho shrine, ending at Ikaho shrine.
Feats of strength, will-power and probably liquid courage are demonstrated as the heavy mikoshi are carried up the famous stone steps.







# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160918ikaho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/matsuri/ikaho.html         





伊香保まつり(蘆花祭)群馬県渋川市伊香保町

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

18th & 19th September, 2016 | Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.
Amagasaki is the hometown of comedy duo Downtown stars Masatoshi Hamada and Hitoshi Matsumoto.
It is also the hometown of Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi, Chiyu, the bassist of SuG, author Koushun Takami and Heath, bassist of X Japan.
Toshiaki Nishioka, a former world champion boxer, is also from this area.  













# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160915ama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp/festival/055tukiji.html













築地だんじりまつり(兵庫県尼崎市 初嶋大神宮)

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

18th September, 2016 | Awaji, Hyogo Pref.
Awaji (淡路市 Awaji-shi) is a city located on Awaji Island in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.  












# For the details, please access to the followings;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160920awaj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.awajishima-kanko.jp/...         











水かけ祭(兵庫県淡路市仮屋 事代主神社)

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

18th September, 2016 | Shimada City, Shizuoka Pref.
The Shimada Mage (Shimada Hairstyle) was first invented by a prostitute named Toragozen.
This festival commemorates the hairstyle and is held near the Kaminozuka, a round stone monument in front of Toragozen’s grave at Udaji Temple, which served as her family’s temple.

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















# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160915simada.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://shimadamage.eshizuoka.jp/
















島田髷まつり(静岡県島田市)

Sep 18, 2016

Menkake Gyoretsu, Goryo-jinja Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Menkake Gyoretsu, Goryo-jinja Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa

18th September, 2016 | Goryo-jinja Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Parade of men wearing grotesque and comical masks to pray for a rich harvest of the year.  













# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160918men.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/666486/         












面掛行列(神奈川県鎌倉)

Hagi Matsuri, Nashinoki-jinja Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Hagi Matsuri, Nashinoki-jinja Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

17th - 19th September, 2016 | Nashinoki-jinja Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Japanese bush clover festival. Bush clovers are beautifully planted all over the shrine precincts. Several Japanese traditional performances are scheduled.  










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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160918kyto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.nashinoki.jp/page/hagimaturi









梨木神社 萩まつり(京都市上京区寺町通)

Akagi-jinja Reitai-sai, Akagi-jinja Shrine and others, Shijuku-ku, Tokyo

Akagi-jinja Reitai-sai, Akagi-jinja Shrine and others, Shijuku-ku, Tokyo

17th - 19th September, 2016 | Akagi-jinja Shrine and others, Shijuku-ku, Tokyo
Annual festival of the shrine. Open-air stalls are set up in the shrine precincts.  











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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160917akag.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.akagi-jinja.jp/info/2016/post-12.html/










赤城神社例大祭(東京都新宿区)

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

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

17th - 19th September, 2016 | Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.
One of the three biggest festivals in Eastern Japan is held every year during September in the city of Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Usually spanning the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of a long weekend, the festival fills those three days and nights with revelry and history, celebrating a tradition older than most countries.  












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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160914isioka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
››  http://ishioka-kankou.com/_12/02_watch_play/b_matsuri/01_ishioka/ishi_0.html











石岡のおまつり(常陸國總社宮例大祭)茨城県石岡市

Yachi Donga Matsuri, Yachi Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kahoku-cho, Yamagata

Yachi Donga Matsuri, Yachi Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kahoku-cho, Yamagata

17th - 19th September, 2016 | Yachi Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kahoku-cho, Yamagata
Annual festival of the shrine, featuring bugaku with a 1,100-year history, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
The highlight of this festival is the performance, in which yakko (retainers) demonstrate their skill of brandishing long spears on the city's main streets.  













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160917donga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.benibananosato.jp/kahoku/dongamatsuri/dongamatsuri.html/














谷地どんが祭り(山形県西村山郡河北町谷地)

Hoze Matsuri, Hachiman-jinja Shrine and others, Obama, Fukui

Hoze Matsuri, Hachiman-jinja Shrine and others, Obama, Fukui

17th & 18th September, 2016 | Hachiman-jinja Shrine and others, Obama, Fukui
 



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160918hoze.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.hoze-matsuri.com/         


Annual autumn festival of the shrine featuring 12 floats each taking their way through the city on both days. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mikoshi, shishi-mai (lion dance), taiko, kagura and beautifully decorated floats.












放生祭(福井県若狭小浜)

Johana Mugiya Matsuri, Zentoku-ji Temple, Johana, Nanto, Toyama

Johana Mugiya Matsuri, Zentoku-ji Temple, Johana, Nanto, Toyama

17th & 18th September, 2016 | Zentoku-ji Temple, Johana, Nanto, Toyama
Festival featuring Mugiya odori (Japanese folk dancing native to the Nanto district).
The Mugiya odori dancing show is also staged at Johana Dento Geino Kaikan, Johana-za Hall.  













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160918jhna.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tabi-nanto.jp/event/post_57.html











城端むぎや祭(富山県城端市)

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

17th & 18th September, 2016 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.
A disguise contest, which is very unique and nationally well known, is held in the day and a valiant parade of decorated floats is performed in the evening to heat up whole town to the climax of the festival.  













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160913misa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.misakubo.net/...













「みさくぼ祭り」静岡県浜松市天竜区水窪町

Nezu-jinja Reitai-sai, Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Nezu-jinja Reitai-sai, Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

17th & 18th September, 2016 | Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Annual festival of the shrine. Open-air stalls are set up in the shrine precincts.  











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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160917nezu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/362762/














根津神社例大祭(東京都文京区)

Sep 17, 2016

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

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

17th & 18th September, 2016 | Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.
Tateyama is located at the far southern tip of the Bōsō Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean to the east and south, and the entrance to Tokyo Bay on the west.  














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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160914yawatanmaci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13301













やわたんまち:安房国司祭(千葉県館山市)

Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri, Tonogo Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Tono, Iwate

Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri, Tonogo Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Tono, Iwate

17th & 18th September, 2016 | Tonogo Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Tono, Iwate
Festival coinciding with an annual festival of the shrine.
The highlight of this festival is a parade of local performing arts all native to the Tohoku region such as Shishi odori (deer dance), kagura, taiko and folk dancing held by about 60 grouped people.  











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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160918tono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.tono.iwate.jp/index.cfm/25,10655,124,html/












日本のふるさと遠野まつり(岩手県遠野市)

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

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

19th September, 2016 | Chikushino City, Fukuoka Pref.
Chikushino is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Bordering on Dazaifu, Onojo, Nakagawa, Saga Prefecture, Ogori, Yasu, and Chikuho, Fukuoka, Chikushino is essentially a southern suburb of Fukuoka City.  













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/161019chikusino.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/         















天拝山観月会(福岡県筑紫野市)

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

16th - 19th September, 2016 | in Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.
Momoishi (百石町 Momoishi-machi) is a town located in Kamikita District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.  












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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160920oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.town.oirase.aomori.jp/














おいらせ百石(ももいし)まつり

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

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

16th - 18th September, 2016 | in Kishiwada City, Osaka
Danjiri Matsuri is the wildest festival in Osaka. It feature teams pulling huge festival floats, weighing up to 4 tons, with ropes through the streets with a couple of nasty turns that sometimes send men standing on the mikoshi flying off or causes the mikoshi to careen out of control.
Sometimes the teams consist of more than 100 people.
In the past people have been killed.  















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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160814danjiri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.city.kishiwada.osaka.jp/site/danjiri/         




岸和田だんじり祭(大阪府)

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

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


16th - 18th September, 2016 | at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo
The Hikawa Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo, like all 59 Hikawa shrines, is a spiritual branch of the Omiya Hikawa Jinja Shrine in Saitama City.

This particular location enshrines the primary spiritual protector of the Akasaka District.


The shrine was constructed in 1730 under the rule of Tokugawa Yoshimune and it became Yoshimune’s personal shrine. Like many others, the Hikawa Shrine was bombarded during WWII. However, the main building fortunately survived the attacks.  













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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160913akasaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://www.akasakahikawa.or.jp/oshirase/












赤坂氷川神社 山車・神輿連合巡行(東京都港区)

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)

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

16th & 17th September, 2016 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.
Noto (能登町 Noto-chō) is a town located in Hōsu District (formerly Fugeshi District), Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for the traditional Abare Festival.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160916nt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.town.noto.lg.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?common_id=865





柳田大祭(石川県鳳珠郡能登町)