Jun 29, 2017

Fu-Chin-Taisai (Wind Gods Festival) at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara

Fu-Chin-Taisai (Wind Gods Festival) at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara

2nd July, 2017 | at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara
Tatsuta Shrine (Tatsuta-taisha) is a Shinto shrine located in Sangō, Nara in Japan. The shrine is also known in Japanese (esp. formerly) as Tatsuta-jinja.

The Shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period.

In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan.

These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines including the Tatsuta Shrine.   (*reference: wiki)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170707fuchin.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kasugano.com/kankou/summer/...














風鎮大祭(奈良県生駒郡 龍田大社)

Mika Ninagawa Exhibition at Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa

Mika Ninagawa Exhibition at Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa

7th July - 27th August, 2017 | Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa
Mika Ninagawa is a well-known contemporary Japanese photographer active in a variety of fields, including film, fashion, and advertising.

Possessing a strength that draws near to life’ s essence, she is very popular amongst younger generations and other audiences for the colorful, dream-like, and beautiful worlds that both draw from her keen sensitivity to impermanence and the darkness that lies in the shadows of the bright.

With 2015 marking twenty years since she began to work as an artist and over five years since her set of highly successful retrospectives around Japan (from 2008 to 2010), Ninagawa has recently been challenging herself in new spheres.

This exhibition will share with visitors her world.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170707tjk_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/museum/takamatsu/en/exhibitions/ex/20170707.html














蜷川実花展(高松市美術館)

Jun 28, 2017

Misawa Atsuhiko: Animals in Kumamoto at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

Misawa Atsuhiko: Animals in Kumamoto at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

24th June - 3rd September, 2017 | Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Misawa Atsuhiko is one of Japan's most popular contemporary sculptors.
He is best known for the series Animals, which he began in 2000, featuring life-sized animals carved from camphor wood with powerful chisel strokes and painted with oil paint.

The subjects range from familiar creatures like cats and dogs, to enormous ones such as bears and elephants, and imaginary beasts like the Pegasus.
Misawa's animals have a truly powerful presence and lifelike expressions that arouse a range of powerful responses in the viewer.

This exhibition features approximately 100 of the artist's sculptures and paintings, including the latest works, as well as an area replicating his studio.

Please enjoy this opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Misawa's Animals.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170624km_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.camk.or.jp/english/exhibition/misawa/index.html
















三沢厚彦 ANIMALS in 熊本(熊本市現代美術館)

Tadanori Yokoo Towada Roman Exhibition: Pop It All at Towada Art Center, Aomori

Tadanori Yokoo Towada Roman Exhibition: Pop It All at Towada Art Center, Aomori

17th June - 24th September, 2017 | Towada Art Center, Aomori
Tadanori Yokoo traveled throughout Japan for a two-year period at the beginning of the 1970s producing landscapes as he went.
His Travel of Japanese Landscapes includes Lake Towada & Oirase (1973), which he created in Towada.

The torrents of Oirase Gorge are said to be the roots of his trademark waterfall themes.
His successive waterfall artworks use a technique called technamation, better known as lightbox painting, in which light reproduces the effect of flowing water.

Tadanori Yokoo Towada Roman Exhibition: Pop It All highlights Yokoo’s large-scale waterfall works and masterpieces of technamation with a curated selection from Yokoo’s prolific past.

The exhibition will also provide a first look at new, never-before-seen artworks as well as paintings from early on in Yokoo’s career.

Visitors can also see the newest developments in his work on display, from a fusion of East and West in his Buddhism-inspired statue of Mozart to his many sculptures and paintings of cats, a common subject matter in recent years.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170617tow_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://towadaartcenter.com/en/exhibitions/yokoo-tadanori-pop-it-all/















横尾忠則 十和田ロマン展 POP IT ALL(十和田市現代美術館)

Jun 27, 2017

The Works of Yasuji Hanamori; A Designer's Hand, An Editor's Eye at Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama

The Works of Yasuji Hanamori; A Designer's Hand, An Editor's Eye at Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama

16th June - 30th July, 2017 | Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama
 














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170616tk_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.e-tam.info/















花森安治の仕事 デザインする手、編集長の眼(高岡市美術館)

Natures' BEST; Photo Exhibition at Hibiya Library&Museum, Tokyo

Natures' BEST; Photo Exhibition at Hibiya Library&Museum, Tokyo

9th June - 9th August, 2017 | Hibiya Library&Museum, Tokyo
 












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170609nt_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://hibiyal.jp/hibiya/museum/naturesbest2017.html










世界が見た、驚きと感動の大自然 ネイチャーズベスト傑作写真展(日比谷図書文化館)

Jun 26, 2017

YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA; Moon Painter at Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido

YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA; Moon Painter at Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido

3rd June - 23rd July, 2017 | Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido
 












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170603spp_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] https://artpark.or.jp/tenrankai-event/yoshitoshi-2/














月光ノ絵師 月岡芳年(札幌芸術の森美術館)

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

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

2nd July, 2017 | 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)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170707kasiwa.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)

Jun 25, 2017

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

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

1st - 15th July, 2017 | 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)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170701yamagasa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hakatayamakasa.com/index.php












博多祗園山笠

Jun 24, 2017

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

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

1st & 2nd July, 2017 | 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.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170705camp.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

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, 2017 | 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.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170630tky.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 23, 2017

Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka

Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka

30th June - 2nd July, 2017 | 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)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170630osaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.aizendo.com/













愛染祭(浴衣祭)大阪市天王寺区

Jun 22, 2017

Fujisan Yama-biraki, Ceremonies to open the official climbing season of Mount Fuji, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, Komitake-jinja Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi

Fujisan Yama-biraki, Ceremonies to open the official climbing season of Mount Fuji, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, Komitake-jinja Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi

30th June - 1st July, 2017 | Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, Komitake-jinja Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi
Ceremonies to open the official climbing season of Mount Fuji — the highest mountain in Japan, 3,776 meters high above sea level.

There are two major events such as omichi-biraki — a ceremony of going through torii gate by the priests praying for the safety of the climbers and yama-biraki — a ceremony to mark the opening Mount Fuji's climbing season, at each shrine.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170630fj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.japanican.com/en/special/info/fujiyoshida/index.html         














富士山山開き(北口本宮冨士浅間神社)

Izawano-miya Otaue-sai, Rice-planting Rites at Izawano-miya Shrine, Isobe-cho, Shima, Mie

Izawano-miya Otaue-sai, Rice-planting Rites at Izawano-miya Shrine, Isobe-cho, Shima, Mie

24th June, 2017 | Izawano-miya Shrine, Isobe-cho, Shima, Mie
Rice-planting Rites, designated as one of National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. Parishioners in traditional attire transplant rice seedlings to the tune of music in the sacred paddy field of the shrine, praying for bumper crops of this year.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170624izwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.isejingu.or.jp/en/index.html













伊雑宮御田植祭(伊勢神宮司庁 三重県伊勢市)

Jun 21, 2017

Hozuki Ichi (ground cherry fair), at Atago-jinja Shrine, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Hozuki Ichi (ground cherry fair), at Atago-jinja Shrine, Minato-ku, Tokyo

23rd & 24th June, 2017 | at Atago-jinja Shrine, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hozuki (ground cherry) Fair. Potted ground cherries are sold in the shrine precincts.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170623hzk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.atago-jinja.com/














ほおずき市(愛宕神社 東京都港区愛宕)

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

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

30th June - 2nd July, 2017 | Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto
Grand Antique Fair with about 330 dealers from around the world. Admission is free.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170619kafa.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)

Den Den Matsuri at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara

Den Den Matsuri at Isonokami Shrine, Tenri City, Nara

30th June, 2017 | 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.  
















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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170630tenri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] https://www.visitnara.jp/



















石上神宮神剣渡御祭(でんでん祭)奈良県天理市

Jun 20, 2017

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

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

24th & 25th June, 2017 | Hozaura, Minamiise Town, Mie Pref.  
Minamiise (南伊勢町) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170705makeup.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 19, 2017

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

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

24th June, 2017 | Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima
Yoshinogawa-shi is a second-order administrative division and is located in Tokushima, Japan.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170629yoshi.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)

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

HEIWAJIMA ANTIQUES FAIR SINCE 1978.
The oldest and most famous antique fair in Japan. Over 280 dealers from all over the country.















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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170322heiwajima.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, 2017 | 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)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170622himj.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 18, 2017

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

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

20th June, 2017 | 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.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170620kurama.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)

Jun 17, 2017

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

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

18th June, 2017 | 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)  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170616kajiki.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)

Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi

Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi

17th June - 30th July, 2017 | 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.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170618tyt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.oidenmaturi.com/












豊田おいでんまつり

Jun 16, 2017

Creators' Market 2017 at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi

Creators' Market 2017 at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi

17th & 18th June, 2017 | at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi
Creators Market - over 3,500 amateur and professional designers exhibiting and selling their creations!  









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170629crema.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)

Jun 15, 2017

OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2017 at Redbrick Square, Sapporo

OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2017 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

17th, 18th June at Redbrick Square, Sapporo
 











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170406yoyogi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.outdoorday.jp/         













アウトドアデイ ジャパン2017(札幌)

Jun 14, 2017

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

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

17th & 18th June, 2017 | 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)










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170615rausu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.rausu-shiretoko.com/












知床開き(北海道羅臼町)

Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.

Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.

16th June - 9th July, 2017 | 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)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170620kwgc.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 13, 2017

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight

14th - 16th June, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
It is an Asia's No.1 international consumer goods trade fair.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170605ils.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.interior-lifestyle.com/index.php         













インテリア・ライフスタイル(東京ビッグサイト)

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

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

14th - 16th June, 2017 | 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)









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170614enma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kashiwazaki.niigata.jp/















えんま市(新潟県柏崎市)

Jun 12, 2017

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, 2017 | 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.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170614sppro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/festival/













札幌まつり (北海道神宮例祭)

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

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

14th June, 2017 | 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.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170614sumiyoshi.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 11, 2017

FOOMA 2017 (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) at Tokyo Big Sight

FOOMA 2017 (Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) at Tokyo Big Sight

13th - 16th June, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170611fooma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.foomajapan.jp/2017/english/














FOOMA JAPAN 国際食品工業展(東京ビッグサイト)

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref.

11th June, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170609gatalym.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)

Jun 10, 2017

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

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

11th June, 2017 | 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.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170608chagu.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)

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

10th - 18th June, 2017 | 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.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170606bunkyo.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

10th & 11th June, 2017 | 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.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170615sumida.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

10th & 11th June, 2017 | 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)









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170608torigoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.taitonavi.jp/enjoy_detail.html?no=227         













鳥越祭(東京都台東区)

Tohoku Kizunamatsuri Festival 2017, Sendai, Miyagi.

Tohoku Kizunamatsuri Festival 2017, Sendai, Miyagi.

10th & 11th June, 2017 | in Aomori City, Sendai, Miyagi.
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.












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170601fukusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.rokkon.jp/
















東北絆まつり 2017

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, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170610kyoto.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)

Ikeda Taisai (Local Town's Festival), Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

Ikeda Taisai (Local Town's Festival), Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

9th - 11th June, 2017 | Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.
Ikeda 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/170609ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] https://www.town.ikeda.fukui.jp/














池田大祭(福井県今立郡池田町)

Jun 9, 2017

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

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

9th - 11th June, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170613noto.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

9th - 11th June, 2017 | 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)












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170606tukiji.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 8, 2017

Tonami Yotaka Matsuri in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

Tonami Yotaka Matsuri in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.

10th & 11th June, 2017 | in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.
Yotaka Matsuri is a Night festival of colourful floats consisting of giant, decorative paper.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170614tonami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.info-toyama.com/event/40019/         















となみ夜高祭(富山県砺波市)

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, 2017 | 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 site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170607hiejinja.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

Jun 7, 2017

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

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

7th - 11th June, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170605sapporo.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)

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

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

7th & 8th June, 2017 | 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.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170607nyubu.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)

Jun 6, 2017

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

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

5th June, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170605oki.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, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170605kasihara.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)