Jul 23, 2017

Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama

Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | Urawa, Saitama
Summer in Urawa is given a bright cheerful touch by a musical parade through the city by elementary through high school students, the Urawa Odori dance performed by several dozen groups in colorful costumes and more than 20 o-mikoshi (portable shrine) paraded along Nakasendo Road and the popular high-spirited dance Urawa Yosakoi.   (*reference: Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721urawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://minamiurawa-maturi.jp/         













浦和まつり みこしパレード・御渡(埼玉県さいたま市浦和区)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref.  
Kumagaya (熊谷市) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170728kumagai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/..         













大杉神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on float) at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on float) at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama  
Kumagaya (熊谷市) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721abare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/matsuri/dekijima.html












八坂神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市出来島)

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

22nd July - 20th August, 2017 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.
Visitors can take full pleasure in a sea of 210,000 sunflowers that is enclosed on all sides by the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kayagatake, and other mountains in sun-drenched Akeno Town, which gets the longest hours of sunlight in Japan.

Other festive events include photo contests, photo sessions with models, and outdoor markets.   (*reference: Hokuto City Tourism Association)  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727hokuto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/kankou/event/pe_0689.html         












北杜市明野サンフラワーフェス(山梨県北杜市)

Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri (dance, parade & fireworks), Kumamoto pref.

Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri (dance, parade & fireworks), Kumamoto pref.

22nd, 29th, 30th July and 5th August, 2017 | Amakusa, Kumamoto  
Amakusa (天草市) is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Amakusa City covers parts of two main islands, and six smaller islets.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720amakusa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://haiya.org/         












天草ほんどハイヤ祭り(熊本県天草市)

Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.
There is a festival in Uwajima, Ehime, featuring a parade dedicated to Gyuki.
Also known as Ushioni, Gyu-Ki is a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a spider.

It is vicious, brutal, and extremely belligerent, and is said to attack and devour humans who walk along beaches.

Its superhuman strength and relentless nature mean that once it sets its sights on you, there is no escape.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170722bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ushioni.gaina.ne.jp/         











和霊大祭・うわじま牛鬼まつり(愛媛県宇和島市)

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.  
Samurai Warrior Festival in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture features about 500 participants in samurai costumes who parade on horseback on a three kilometers course.

After a one-kilometer horse race riders fight for sacred clothes launched into the air in a ritual which is said to date back 1,100 years.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727souma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.minamisoma.lg.jp/index.cfm/9,0,77,html         












「相馬野馬追」福島県南相馬市

Gion Matsuri (parade of Edo Perio ladies & gentlemmen), Aizu Tajima, Fukushima

Gion Matsuri (parade of Edo Perio ladies & gentlemmen), Aizu Tajima, Fukushima

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | Aizu Tajima, Fukushima Pref.  
In Tajima, the center of Aizu-kogen Highlands, the Aizu Tajima Gion-matsuri Festival, with a history dating back some 800 years, is held for three days from 22 to 24 July.

During the festival you can enjoy the Nanahokai Parade, where women in beautiful wedding attire gracefully parade through the Tajima district.   (*reference: JNTO)  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170722aizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.minamiaizu.org/gion/index.html









会津田島祇園祭(福島県南会津町田島)

Jul 22, 2017

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.
Each summer the Omuta Daijayama Festival attracts over 400,000 people who come to Fukuoka prefecture to celebrate an old legend dating back over a thousand years.

Hundreds of volunteers turn out to pull the dashi which are all over 10 meters long.

Over ten dragon floats parade through the main streets in Omuta.

The crowd is overwhelmed by the high level of energy and intensity of the Matsuri. When the Daija spit their fire, spectators will be energized.

There is excitement and joy. Intense emotions are stirred all at once.   (*reference: omuta kankoukyoukai)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727oomuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.omuta-daijayama.com/         












おおむた「大蛇山」まつり(福岡県大牟田市)

Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.

Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.
Unforgettable Japanese culture experiences, amazing food and the world heritage with breathtaking views await you.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170712ken.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gloken.net/         
















「けん玉ワールドカップ」広島県廿日市市

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.
Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri Festival of Tsushima Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival is highlighted by two parades of boats on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park;
(1) five Makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds of lighted lanterns under the fireworks display from around 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on first day, and
(2) six danjiri-bune, boats with a doll of a noh play's character each placed atop, from 9 a.m. to around noon on the second day.

Many more events are scheduled during the festival.   (*reference: Japan Times)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727tusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsushima-kankou.com/         













尾張津島天王祭(愛知県津島市)

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima  
Inawashiro (猪苗代町) is a town located in Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727bandai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.bandaisan.or.jp/













幻想の火祭「磐梯まつり」(福島県猪苗代町)

Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama Pref.

Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama Pref.

22nd July, 2017 | Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.
In the morning, the Tenryo-ichi market held in the shopping district in front of Kurashiki Station is abuzz with shoppers hunting for local specialties, while starting in the late afternoon the main street through Kurashiki Sta. is filled with dancing (daikan bayashi odori), a parade, and Tenryo taiko drummers.

The festival is held every year on a Saturday in late July.   (*reference: KURASHIKI KANKO WEB)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720kura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kurashiki-tabi.jp/..         













倉敷天領夏祭り(岡山県倉敷市)

Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.

Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.

22nd July, 2017 | Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.  
Suzaka (須坂市) is a city located in the Northern region of Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720kattaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nagano-tabi.net/...         












須坂カッタカタまつり(長野県須坂市)

Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba

Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba

22nd July, 2017 | Ubara, Katsuura City, Chiba Pref.  
The Daimyo Gyoretsu is a parade in Japan. It commemorates the annual journey of the daimyo, or feudal lord, to Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868).

In order to suppress the possibility of unrest, the Edo shogun, or supreme military ruler, would compel the daimyo from all over Japan to make periodic visits to the capital city.

Because the daimyo had to be accompanied by a large entourage, these visits were hugely expensive, leaving them with little money left over for plotting a revolution.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727katuura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.katsuura.lg.jp/..         













鵜原の大名行列(千葉県勝浦市)

Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo

Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo

22nd July, 2017 | Shinobazugaike pond, Taito, Tokyo
The summer festival in Ueno features a different event everyday, like a toro nagashi paper-lantern floating ceremony and an ice-sculpture display.

About half way around Shinobazuno-ike Pond extends an antique market, which always attracts a crowd.

This is also a good area to take a break, gazing at the lotus flowers and feeling the cool breeze from the pond. The Suijo Ongaku-do (lakefront concert hall) stages music and folk entertainment performances.   (*reference: TCVB)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720ueno.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://taitonavi.jp/enjoy..         













うえの夏まつりパレード(東京都台東区)

Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa (beautiful float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa (beautiful float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

21st - 24th July, 2017 | Kurosaki, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
The Kurosaki Gion Yamakasa is a four hundred year-old festival held every year on the third or fourth week of July.

Participants throw themselves so vigorously into the action that it is also called the “Yamakasa Streetfight.”

Designated an important intangible cultural property by Fukuoka Prefecture.  














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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719kurosaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/..         














黒崎祇園山笠(福岡県北九州市)

Jul 21, 2017

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (big tall float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (big tall float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
The Tobata Gion Yamagasa festival is a popular local Japanese festival (matsuri) which takes place annually in Tobata, a ward of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan.

It is held for three days (Friday–Sunday) before and after the fourth Saturday of July.

The festival is a national cultural asset of Japan, and is centred on the parading of the "Yamagasa".   (*reference: wiki)  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726tobata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tobatagion.jp/















戸畑祇園大山笠(福岡県北九州市)

Tokyo Hula Festa 2017, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

Tokyo Hula Festa 2017, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo  
“Tokyo hula fiesta in Ikebukuro” of large popularity, and will hold it on a grand scale every year. “Tokyo hula fiesta in Ikebukuro” serves as holding for three days at the all the 5 halls!

The performer is about 3700 persons 140-team all members.
Attentions have gathered as a 1 big event representing Toshima-ku of summer every.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719hula.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kanko-toshima.jp/..












東京フラフェスタ

Yama-age Matsuri (making float like mountain), Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi

Yama-age Matsuri (making float like mountain), Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi

21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Pref.  
Nasukarasuyama (那須烏山市) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726nasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.karasuyama.info/














山あげ祭(栃木県那須烏山市)

Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.

Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.

21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.  
Tsuchiura (土浦市) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
It is situated along the western shores of Lake Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan.

The Tokyo metropolis lies about 60 km to the south, and Tsukuba science city borders Tsuchiura to the west. It is a sister city to Palo Alto, California.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726tsuchiura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://tutiura.727.net/














土浦祇園まつり(茨城県土浦市)

Jul 20, 2017

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

21st & 22nd July, 2017 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.  
Heso Matsuri in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture features belly dances by dancers who have faces drawn around their navels.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/














渋川へそ祭り(群馬県渋川市)

Jul 19, 2017

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

21st & 22nd July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  
Tsubame absorbed the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida (both from Nishikanbara District) to create the new and expanded city of Tsubame.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726tubame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tsubame-kankou.jp/event/event_matsuri.html














吉田まつり(新潟県燕市)

Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.

Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.

20th & 27th July, 2017 | Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.  
Sagi-Mai Festival in the small town of Tsuwano in the Shimane Prefecture draws spectators from all over Japan to watch the unique 'Heron Dance.'  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720sagimai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tsuwano-kanko.net/












「津和野祇園祭(鷺舞神事)」(島根県津和野町)

Jul 18, 2017

Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa

Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa

20th & 21st July, 2017 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.  
Iida-machi Toroyama matsuri is a historic lantern festival dedicated to Kasuga Shrine.
This festival has been held in Iida-machi Okunotosuzu-shi for more than 370 years.

The climax of the festival is when 9 floats go around the town and among them, 3 huge floats called Toroyama(H:16 m, W:5.5 ton) are very popular among the visitors.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720suzu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://toroyama.nt08.com/















飯田燈籠山祭り(石川県珠洲市飯田町)

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama

19th - 23rd July, 2017 | Kumagaya, Saitama
Annual Festival of the shrine features a parade of beautifully decorated 12 floats to the tune of festival music daily during the period.

The highlight of this festival is tatakiai in which young men compete in drumming on the floats.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721uciwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://uchiwamatsuri.com/         













関東一の祇園 熊谷うちわ祭

Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Chichibu City, Saitama

Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Chichibu City, Saitama

19th - 20th July, 2017 | Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.
For more than 300 years, the townfolk of Chichibu, in the mountains of Saitama, have celebrated Kawase Matsuri.
Inspired by the famous festival of Kyoto, it is also known as Chichibu's O-Gion.

In fact, in the precincts of Chichibu Shrine is a small Yasaka Shrine associated with the main one in Kyoto, and the kami of both shrines are honored at this festival.

Rites include an evening children's parade, a midnight drawing of sacred water from the river, and the next-day procession of magnificent floats bedecked with umbrellas of paper flowers.   (*reference: JNTO)  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719cicibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://navi.city.chichibu.lg.jp/festival/kawase/















秩父川瀬祭(埼玉県秩父市)

Jul 17, 2017

Taiko Matsuri (drum festival) at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto

Taiko Matsuri (drum festival) at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto

15th - 16th July, 2017 | at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto  
Yawata (八幡市) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The Iwashimizu Hachimangu is located in Yawata.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170717yawata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kankou-yawata.org/htdocs/?page_id=20#i01













太鼓まつり(高良社祭) 京都府八幡市

Unicorn Beetle Sumo Competition, Nakayama Town, Yamagata Pref.

Unicorn Beetle Sumo Competition, Nakayama Town, Yamagata Pref.

17th July, 2017 | Nakayama Town, Yamagata Pref.
Japan, as a nation, has kind of an obsession with the beetle.
It’s true – from real-life beetle sumo wrestling to all sorts of media appearance, beetles play an small but significant role in Japanese culture.

The Japanese equivalent of man’s best friend? Not quite, but they’re definitely pretty important.   (*reference: Tofugu)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170715beetle.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.town.nakayama.yamagata.jp













全国かぶと虫相撲大会(山形県東村山郡中山町)



Jul 16, 2017

Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara

Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara

15th July - 24th September, 2017 | in ancient city of Nara
In every year from early summer through autumn, Various historical buildings in Nara are lit up at night.

The sites include Yakushiji Temple, the five-storied pagoda of Kofukuji Temple, Nandaimon Gate, Daibutsuden Hall, Kongo Rikishi Statues of Todaiji Temple and Suzakumon Gate of Heijokyo Palace, showing their fantastic profiles against the night sky.

It is called " Light up promenade ".  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170713nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://narashikanko.or.jp/














ライトアッププロムナード・なら


Taikodai Matsuri (drum float festival), Kaizuka City, Osaka

Taikodai Matsuri (drum float festival), Kaizuka City, Osaka

15th & 16th July, 2017 | Kaizuka City, Osaka
A procession centred around seven glorious drum floats, each carrying two players, parades through the streets, the enthusiastic shouts of the participants marking time along the way.

The festival boasts over 270 years of history.

(*reference: OSAKA GOVERNMENT TOURISM BUREAU)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170713kaizuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kaizuka.lg.jp/taikodai/














太鼓台祭り(大阪府貝塚市)

Summer Festival at Yahatatsushima Kawajiri Shrine, Yoshida Town, Shizuoka

Summer Festival at Yahatatsushima Kawajiri Shrine, Yoshida Town, Shizuoka


15th & 16th July, 2017 | at Yahatatsushima Kawajiri Shrine, Yoshida Town, Shizuoka

Yoshida is a town located in Haibara District, southern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, located on the coastal plains of southwest Shizuoka Prefecture, facing Suruga Bay on the Pacific Ocean.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170713kawajiri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.fujinokunibunkashigen.net/resouce/...
















八幡津島(川尻)神社夏祭り(静岡県榛原郡吉田町)

Mifune Matsuri (boat float parade), Oiso Town, Kanagawa

Mifune Matsuri (boat float parade), Oiso Town, Kanagawa

15th & 16th July, 2017 | Oiso Town, Kanagawa Pref.  
Ōiso is a town located in Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170713oiso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.town.oiso.kanagawa.jp/isotabi/..















御船祭(神奈川県大磯町 高来神社)

Mitsukaido Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Jousou City, Ibaraki Pref.

Mitsukaido Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Jousou City, Ibaraki Pref.

15th - 16th July, 2017 | Jousou City, Ibaraki Pref.  
Jōsō is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170713jousou.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ibarakiguide.jp/













水海道祇園祭(茨城県常総市)

Hien Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Hien Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

15th & 16th July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  
Tsubame (燕市) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.  














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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720tubame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://tsubame-kankou.jp/event/event_matsuri.html















飛燕夏まつり(新潟県燕市)

Jul 15, 2017

Bunsui Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Bunsui Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

15th & 16th July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  
Bunsui (分水町) was a town located in Nishikanbara District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Bunsui is now a part of the expanded city of Tsubame.  







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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721tubame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/tsubame/..
















分水まつり(新潟県燕市)

Toro-Nagashi (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated in river) at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

Toro-Nagashi (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated in river) at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

15th July, 2017 | at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa
Tōrō nagashi is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means "cruise, flow".

This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world.   (*reference: wiki)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/...














加賀大聖寺 灯ろうながし(石川県)

Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.

Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.

15th July, 2017 | at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.  
Sano (佐野市) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720asama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sano-kankokk.jp/events/evt_jul_01.html
















浅間の火祭り(栃木県佐野市奈良渕町)

Jul 14, 2017

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, familiarly known as 'Gion-san'

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, familiarly known as 'Gion-san'

14th - 17th July, 2017 | Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Gion Matsuri in Kyoto is one of Japan's most famous festivals. First held in A.D. 869, it features a procession of 32 yamaboko floats supported on large wooden wagon wheels and pulled by teams of men, with musicians playing traditional Gion-bayashi music.

The largest floats are the size of houses and are pulled by teams of 70 men.
Some carry a complete a gong and flute orchestra and have a 60-foot-high halberd-shaped masts.

The Gion festival has reportedly only not been held twice in its 1,100 years run (during the Onin War (1467-1477) and in 1943 during World War II)


Traffic is banned from the main streets in downtown Kyoto and people show up hours in advance to lay claim to prime viewing spots along Shijo Avenue where the procession takes place.

The floats are decorated with tapestries from as far away as the Middle East and Europe, a holdover from when the festival was an opportunity for merchants to display their wealth. One tapestry was produced in Brussels in the 16th century.

The floats continue to be constructed using traditional methods. Ropes band the timbers rather than nails.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170717gion.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/gion.html












祇園祭(京都)

Jul 13, 2017

Gion Daiko (dynamic rhythm of drums festival), Kokura, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka

Gion Daiko (dynamic rhythm of drums festival), Kokura, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka

14th - 16th July, 2017 | Kokura, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
Gion Daiko Festival in Fukuoka features a parade of floats, moving to dynamic rhythm of drums.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719kokura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kokuragiondaiko.jp/














「小倉祇園太鼓」福岡県北九州市小倉北区城内

Yamanashi Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Fukuroi City, Shizuoka

Yamanashi Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Fukuroi City, Shizuoka

14th - 16th July, 2017 | Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Pref.  
Fukuroi (袋井市) is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The area has a mild maritime climate with hot, humid summers, and short, cool winters.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170712fukuro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fukuroi-kankou.jp/english/index.html















山梨祇園祭り(静岡県袋井市)

Jul 12, 2017

Kogashi Matsuri Float Parade, Atami City, Shizuoka

Kogashi Matsuri Float Parade, Atami City, Shizuoka

14th - 16th July, 2017 | Atami City, Shizuoka
“Kogashi-matsuri (Kogashi Festival)”is a part of the event of “Kinomiya-jinja Reitaisai (Kinomiya Shrine annual Festival)”.

Decorated festival floats parade around into the center of Atami City.

Traditional wooden floats and, in contrast, modern floats with anime characters please the eyes of spectators.    














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170715atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://ataminews.gr.jp/kogashi/















熱海こがし祭り 山車コンクール(静岡県熱海市東海岸町)

Sawara-no-Taisai Natsu Matsuri Festival, Katori City, Chiba Pref.

Sawara-no-Taisai Natsu Matsuri Festival, Katori City, Chiba Pref.

14th - 16th July, 2017 | Katori City, Chiba Pref.
The highlight of the festival is a parade of ten beautiful floats topped with large-size dolls modeled after historical figures, birds and beasts and so on, on the main streets in the city daily during the festival period.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170711sawara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13358













「佐原の大祭」千葉県香取市佐原

Jul 11, 2017

Kitami Bonchi Matsuri (summer festival), Kitami City, Hokkaido

Kitami Bonchi Matsuri (summer festival), Kitami City, Hokkaido

14th - 16th July, 2017 | Kitami City, Hokkaido  
Kitami (北見市) is a city in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.
It is the most populous city and the commercial center in the subprefecture, although the subprefectural capital is Abashiri.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719kitami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kitamikanko.jp/event/event02.html















北見ぼんちまつり(北海道北見市)

Nachi Fire Festival at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.

Nachi Fire Festival at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.

14th July, 2017 | at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.
Huge pine torches weighing 50 kg are waved about in front of the great sacred falls in the mountains

Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri Festival, which is one of the three largest fire festivals of Japan, is staged in the Kumano mountains of Wakayama Prefecture, an area registered as a World Heritage Site.   (*reference: JNTO)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170714nachi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nachikan.jp/en/















那智の火祭り(和歌山県 那智勝浦町)

Jul 10, 2017

Ousatsu Tenno Whale Festival, Toba City, Mie Pref.

Ousatsu Tenno Whale Festival, Toba City, Mie Pref.

14th July, 2017 | Toba City, Mie Pref.  
After people carry whale mikoshi (portable Shrine) around town on their shoulders, mikoshi is carried into the ocean by woman divers. At night, fireworks and performances take place.   (*reference: Toba City)  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170714ise.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kankomie.or.jp/event/..














相差天王くじら祭り(三重県鳥羽市)