Dec 15, 2017

Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara | December 15-18

Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara | December 15-18

This is an annual festival held in Wakamiya Shrine, branch of Kasuga Grand Shrine. It is said that Tadamichi Fujiwara, Kampaku (Chief Advisor of Emperor), started this festival to pray for bumper crops on Sept.17 in the 2nd year of Hoen (1136) in the late Heian era.







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171215nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/event/event_data/ivnt125/index.html













春日大社 おん祭 (奈良市春日野町160 )

Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

15th - 16th December, 2017 | Akiha-no-Hi-Matsuri, or Fire Festival at Akiha Shrine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.
After the Shinto ritual, three kinds of solemn dances are performed by three dancers holding an archery, a sword and a torch respectively from 10 pm to 12 midnight. Especially the dance with a torch, about 1-meter long is very spectacular and worth seeing.

Venue: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.
Transportation: The JR Tokaido Line to Hamamatsu Sta., and then take the Enshu Tetsudo Line to Nishi-Kajima Sta. From there, about 40 min. by taxi to the Shrine.




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171215hamamatsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.akihasanhongu.jp/


















「秋葉の火まつり」 秋葉山本宮秋葉神社 (静岡県浜松市)

Dec 14, 2017

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

15th - 16th December & 15th - 16th January | Setagaya, Tokyo   Setagaya Boro (Rag) Ichi or Flea Market on Boro Ichi-dori Street, Setagaya-ku, features many open-air stalls selling foods, clothes, potted plants, antiques and the likes from 9 am to 8 pm on both days.









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/170115boro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/setagaya/event/boroichi.html













「世田谷ボロ市」400年以上も続く歴史を持ち700店近くの露店が路上に軒を連ねる伝統の市

Otariya Festival, 15th December and 15th January, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi

Otariya Festival, 15th December and 15th January, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi

Otariya Festival of Futaarayama Shrine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Pref., features a performance of Dengaku-mai (Shinto dance with music) from around 5 pm to 5:30 pm in the precincts of the Shrine. A parade of Mikoshi (a portable shrine) goes through the city from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171215tochigi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanuma-kanko.jp/












冬渡祭(おたりや) 宇都宮二荒山神社(宇都宮市馬場通り1丁目)

The Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings luck to the household

The Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings luck to the household

"Otori-sama". Tori no Ichi Market, will be held on December 15 at Otori Shinto Shrine, Higashi-Matsuyama-City, Saitama.  
/ Tori no Ichi is a fair held on the "days of the bird" in the month of December. People gather from far and wide to buy the lucky kumade (bamboo rakes) which are believed to "rake in" good luck.  
/ "Tori no hi" is the date that corresponds to 'Tori' (the Cock) in the dating method that applies each of eto (the twelve Chinese zodiac signs) to each day of the year.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/171215saitama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.higashimatsuyama-kanko.com/13.html












お酉さま(酉の市) 大鳥神社 (埼玉県東松山市日吉町)

Dec 12, 2017

Ako Gishisai Festival, December 14, Tokyo and Hyogo

Ako Gishisai Festival, December 14, Tokyo and Hyogo

Ako Gishisai is the memorial festival of Chushingura at Sengakuji temple, Tokyo and Ako-City, Hyogo. It's held in December 14 which is the day Chushingura happens. Chushingura is one of the most favorite Samurai story since Edo period. Today, it is still popular and many people visit here and pray for loyal Samurai. Afternoon, there is the parade of Ako Roshi start from Zojoji temple and finish at Sengakuji in front of the grave of Asano Naganori just like the real story of Chushingura. 










# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171214ako-gisi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.ako.lg.jp/ / ››  http://www.sengakuji.or.jp/















赤穂義士祭