Aug 18, 2017

Sumida Street Jazz Festival, Kinshichou, Tokyo

Sumida Street Jazz Festival, Kinshichou, Tokyo


18th - 20th August, 2017 | Sumidaku, Tokyo
At the 32 venues around the Kinshicho Station, Oshiage Station and Tokyo Sky Tree, A total of 250 bands give performances.
Additionally, you can enjoy eating and drinking at the refreshment stands of Kinshi Park and Tokyo Sky Tree.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170817sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://sumida-jazz.jp/sj/
















すみだ・ストリート・ジャズ・フェスティバル(東京都墨田区)

Aug 17, 2017

Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals) at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.

Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals) at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.

18th August, 2017 | at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170818arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.arita.jp/














龍泉寺十八夜祭(佐賀県有田町)

Aug 16, 2017

Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

16th - 22nd August, 2017 | Chiba City, Chiba Pref.
The Myoken Taisai Festival has been held every single year since 1127.

The festival features the carrying of portable shrines (mikoshi) through the city before finally returning to the Chiba Shrine, led by the rhythm of a giant taiko drum, whose sound (verbalized as “daran-daran” in Japanese) is the origin for the festival’s nickname, the Daradara Festival.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816chiba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.chibajinja.com/540reisai.html













妙見大祭(千葉県千葉市)

Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo

Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo

16th August, 2017 | Yabu City, Hyogo  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816yabu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www2.cc22.ne.jp/otoya/4-gakuuchi/4-44wakasugizanzaka/4-44wakasugizanzaka-top.html













若杉ざんざか踊(兵庫県養父市)

Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires) in Kyoto

Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires) in Kyoto

16th August, 2017 | in Kyoto  
Daimon-ji Yaki in Kyoto features enormous bonfires lit on five mountains in the form of five Chinese characters and shapes.
The Chinese character for dai (“large”) measures 230 by 510 feet.

The other characters are Myo and Ho , which together form “the marvelous law of Buddha,” Torii (a Shinto Gate) and Funagata (the shape of a ship).

The fires are lit at 8:00pm and the best place to see them is from the banks of the Kamogawa River. The rite is performed to pay respects to the souls if ancestors and guide them their trip back to the other world.

The origins of the rite is unknown.
It may date back to A.D. 815 when a monk started a bonfire to dispel the plague.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816okiribi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kyokanko.or.jp/3dai/daimonji.html














五山送り火(大文字やき)京都

Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display) in Yamagata Pref.

Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display) in Yamagata Pref.

15th & 16th August, 2017 | Mogamigawa riverside in Yamagata Pref.  
Fireworks Display in Yamagata features over 12,000 fireworks shot off over the Mogamigwa River in Sakata and lasting from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816oishida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.oishida.yamagata.jp/....















大石田まつり(最上川花火大会)山形県

Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

15th August, 2017 | Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.
The stunning Oki Islands are located 40 to 80 kilometers north of the Shimane Prefecture coastline.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://visitshimane.com/?tag=oki















牛突き夏場所大会(島根県隠岐の島町)

Aug 15, 2017

Daimonji Okuribi (Mountain Fire Ceremony), Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara

Daimonji Okuribi (Mountain Fire Ceremony), Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara

15th August, 2017 | at Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara Pref.
Today, along with the burning of the Wakakusa-yama Hill conducted on January 15, this fire event in summer for sightseeing shows a serene and austere atmosphere of an ancient capital to the world.

A special ceremony is held in Tobihino, and Mt. Takamado is set on fire.

The Chinese character “dai,” meaning “great,” symbolizes the universe.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815takamado.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/













奈良大文字送り火(奈良市春日野町 高円山)

Mantouroue (Lantern Festival), Toudaiji Temple, Nara

Mantouroue (Lantern Festival), Toudaiji Temple, Nara

15th August, 2017 | at Toudaiji Temple, Nara Pref.
Those are lighted only nights of old new year in February and August 14, 15th(Chugen).

This traditional event called "Mantoro" is continuing for over 800 years. Fantactic lantern light floating on the dark fascinate people every ages.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815toudaiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.todaiji.or.jp/contents/function/08mantoukuyoue.html
















東大寺大仏殿 万燈供養会(奈良市雑司町)

Suwako Matsuri Fireworks Festival at Lake Suwa, Nagano Pref.

Suwako Matsuri Fireworks Festival at Lake Suwa, Nagano Pref.

15th August, 2017 | at Lake Suwa, Nagano Pref.  
Suwako Matsuri Fireworks Festival at Suwa, Nagano is one of the largest of its kind in Japan. It features more than 40,000 fireworks set off over Lake Suwa.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815suwako.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.suwako-hanabi.com/index.html















諏訪湖祭湖上花火大会(長野)

Aug 14, 2017

Awa Odori (dancing parade festival), Yoshinogawa, Tokushima

Awa Odori (dancing parade festival), Yoshinogawa, Tokushima

14th - 16th August, 2017 | Kamoshima, Yoshinogawa, Tokushima Pref.  
A selection of well known dancing troupes from the area will come to perform on the streets of Kamojima.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170814yoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.awanavi.jp/docs/2013031301280/













吉野川 阿波踊り大会(徳島県吉野川市鴨島)

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Dance, Okayama Pref.

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Dance, Okayama Pref.

14th - 16th August, 2017 | Takahashi City, Okayama Pref.
The Bicchu Area is a wide area, spreading from Kurashiki City at the western end to Niimi City at the northern end.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170814taka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.takahasikanko.or.jp/















備中たかはし松山踊り(岡山県高梁市)

Kobayashi Dainenbutsu Kanko Odori (fire dance), Ise City, Mie Pref.

Kobayashi Dainenbutsu Kanko Odori (fire dance), Ise City, Mie Pref.

14th - 16th August, 2017 | Ise City, Mie Pref.
“Kanko Odori” is “odori” or dance with “kanko.” “Kanko” is an old Asian musical instrument.
It is believed to have been introduced to Japan through India, China and Korea around the Nara period (710^784).
This dance has been seen in many areas since ancient times, but it is preserved only in Michikata and Iseji now.












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815ise.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://welcome.kankomie.or.jp/













小林大念仏かんこ踊り(三重県伊勢市)

Mantourou (Lantern Festival) at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Pref.

Mantourou (Lantern Festival) at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Pref.

14th - 15th August, 2017 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Pref.
Lantern Festival at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara features the lighting of 3000 stone lanterns and hanging bronze lanterns at the shrine, producing a wonderful glowing atmosphere.













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170814kasuga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/calendar/summer08.html













中元万燈籠(ちゅうげんまんとうろう)春日大社(奈良)

Aug 13, 2017

Fire Ring Festival, Ohinata, Nanmoku Village, Gumma Pref.

Fire Ring Festival, Ohinata, Nanmoku Village, Gumma Pref.

14th & 15th August, 2017 | Ohinata, Nanmoku Village, Gumma Pref.  
This is famous for being the largest remaining fire festival in the prefecture. On the Ohinata Bridge, people burn straw on the end of two to three meter ropes and spin them around.

The floating rings of fire create a mystical scene in the darkness.   (*reference: Tourist Guide of GUMMA Prefecture)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170814ohinata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nanmoku.ne.jp/














大日向の火とぼし(群馬県甘楽郡南牧村大日向)

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

14th August, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.  
There is oral communication that the fishermen of Fukuura rescued the Netherlands ship which was drifting about Uwakai about the origin of bullfighting in the second half of the 17th century, and two cows presented as the greeting started by having fought by chance, the angle of a cow is automatically compared in a field from a farmer building the strong Japanese beef for farming at the Kamakura period, and there is also an opinion of having made this into amusement.

If bullfighting carries out from it being the spontaneous thing to depend on the combative instinct of a cow, you should think that the origin started with introduction of the cow for farming.












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170814bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tougyu.com/














「定期闘牛大会」愛媛県宇和島市和霊町

Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (classical & opera music), Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.

Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (classical & opera music), Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.

13th August - 10th September, 2017 | Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.  
Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto is a classical and opera music festival with renowned Seiju Ozawa serving as its director.
It has performances of popular pieces as well as experimental ones. 












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170812saitokinen.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ozawa-festival.com/











セイジ・オザワ 松本フェスティバル(旧 サイトウ・キネン・フェスティバル 松本)(長野県)

Shanshan Matsuri (Umbrella Dance Festival) in Tottori Pref.

Shanshan Matsuri (Umbrella Dance Festival) in Tottori Pref.

13th - 15th August, 2017 | in Tottori Pref.  
The Shan-Shan Festival is the largest festival in Tottori.
For its main attraction, about 4,000 participants perform the dance.

The origin is said to be a ritual rain-making dance carried on for centuries.

The bells attached to the umbrellas make the sound of "shan-shan," so the dance was named the Shan-Shan Umbrella Dance.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170810shanshan.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://tottori-shanshan.jp/














鳥取しゃんしゃん祭

Kammon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi

Kammon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi

13th August, 2017 | at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Kammon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture features 13,000 fireworks.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170813kanmon.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://hanabi.moji-retro.com/
















関門海峡花火大会(山口県下関市)

Aug 12, 2017

Sapporo International Art Festival, Hokkaido

Sapporo International Art Festival, Hokkaido


6th August - 1st October, 2017 | Moerenuma Park & Other Aresa, Hokkaido
“How do we define ‘Art Festival’?”

The theme of the second Sapporo International Art Festival is, “How do we define ‘Art Festival’?”

What exactly is an art festival?
This is a question that has stuck in my mind since I received the offer to become the guest director.

What is art?
What does it mean to hold a festival for it?  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170806hg_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://siaf.jp/en/

















札幌国際芸術祭2017

Yokohama Triennale 2017

Yokohama Triennale 2017

4th August - 5th November, 2017 | Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement) and others
The sixth edition of the Yokohama Triennaleis pleased to announce the exhibition title of Yokohama Triennale 2017, “Islands, Constellations and Galapagos.”

The title, together with the concept, has been conceived as a result of a series of discussion by the Conception Meeting members, consisting of the directors and experts of different generations working in different fields.

“Islands,” “constellations,” and “Galapagos,” are words that open possibilities for us to discuss various issues such as isolation and connectivity, imagination and guidance, distinctness and diversity, among others.

In contemplating what we shall consider wisdom for our future during this time of uncertainty, we hope to engage people in these discussions using our imagination and creativity.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170804tri_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/english/2017/index.html














「ヨコハマトリエンナーレ2017 島と星座とガラパゴス」横浜美術館/横浜赤レンガ倉庫1号館/横浜市開港記念会館 地下 ほか

A Wonderland of Japanese Art 2017, at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

A Wonderland of Japanese Art 2017, at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo

1st - 31st August, 2017 | SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo


Works from the exhibition;

1. It’s Here — The World of the Phoenix! ,
2. All That Glitters! The Cut Glass Cosmos ,
3. The Treasures Room — Surround Yourself with Wonders! ,
4. Ink-Spray Designs: All Together — Shout! ,
5. Look and Listen — It’s The Mouse Story ,
6. Now That’s Style : Your Own Kimono Design  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170801sun_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibition/2017_4/index.html













「おもしろびじゅつワンダーランド2017」サントリー美術館(東京都港区赤坂 東京ミッドタウン)

WONDERLAND OF BUDDHIST HELL SCENES, at Mitsui Memorial Museum, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

WONDERLAND OF BUDDHIST HELL SCENES, at Mitsui Memorial Museum, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

15th July - 3rd September, 2017 | Mitsui Memorial Museum, Nihonbashi, Tokyo
How could one not wish to be saved from pain and suffering?
And how grateful one would be to be able to break out of the vicious circle of endless reincarnation in the six realms of existence to be reborn in a peaceful world with no suffering.
Inspired by such earnest wishes, splendorous art of the Pure Land school developed in such images as raigō paintings of deities descending to welcome devotees into the Pure Land and scenes of the Pure Land itself.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170715mti_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html
















「地獄絵ワンダーランド」三井記念美術館(東京都中央区日本橋室町 三井本館)

Lascaux: The Cave Paintings of the Ice Age, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka

Lascaux: The Cave Paintings of the Ice Age, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka

11th July - 3rd September, 2017 | Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Special Exhibition Gallery; The 1500m2 exhibition gallery has a 7m high ceiling. The wooden interior design adds to the relaxing atmosphere of the exhibition gallery.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170711las_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kyuhaku.com/














「世界遺産 ラスコー展 クロマニョン人が見た世界」九州国立博物館(福岡県太宰府市)

Aug 11, 2017

Sunadoribushi Odori (ritual dance), Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

Sunadoribushi Odori (ritual dance), Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.

13th August, 2017 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170813suzu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kankounavi.city.suzu.lg.jp/www/view/detail.jsp?id=87         















砂取節まつり(石川県珠洲市)

Aug 10, 2017

Awa Odori (Dance Festival) in Tokushima Pref.

Awa Odori (Dance Festival) in Tokushima Pref.

12th - 15th August, 2017 | in Tokushima Pref.
Awa Odori is a dance festival in Tokushima in which it seems like the whole town takes part.
Women in geta sandals and basketlike hats dance in an amusing, charming way.
Regarded as Japan’s largest dance festival, it boasts over 100,000 dancers.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170812awa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.topia.ne.jp/english/tourism/index.html















阿波おどり(徳島)

Urabon-e Mantou Kuyou (candle night), Shitennouji Temple, Osaka

Urabon-e Mantou Kuyou (candle night), Shitennouji Temple, Osaka

9th - 16th August, 2017 | Shitennouji Temple, Osaka  
August 15: Manto Kuyo-e (Great Buddha Hall): On the evening of August 15, the last day of the Urabon Festival (a Festival of the Dead), many Toro lanterns are offered to Great Buddha.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170809siten.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shitennoji.or.jp/















盂蘭盆会万灯供養(大阪市天王寺区四天王寺)

Aug 9, 2017

Yosakoi Odori Festival (Dance Festival) in Kochi Pref.

Yosakoi Odori Festival (Dance Festival) in Kochi Pref.

9th - 12th August, 2017 | in Kochi Pref.
Yosakoi Odori in Kochi showcases a regional dance performed by dancers with wooden clappers.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170809kochi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.welcome-kochi.jp/yosakoi.html
















よさこい祭り(高知県)

Awa Odori (Dance Festival), Naruto City, Tokushima Pref.

Awa Odori (Dance Festival), Naruto City, Tokushima Pref.

9th - 11th August, 2017 | Naruto City, Tokushima Pref.
The Awa Dance Festival is held as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is one of the largest dance festivals in Japan.

Groups of choreographed dancers and musicians known as REN dance through the streets, typically accompanied by the shamisen lute, taiko drums, shinobue flute and the kane bell.

Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes, and chant and sing as they parade through the streets. Awa is the old feudal administration name for Tokushima prefecture, and odori means dance.   (*reference: Wiki)  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170809naruto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.narutocci.or.jp/awaodori.html













鳴門市阿波おどり(徳島県鳴門市)

Aug 8, 2017

Tezutsu Hanabi (hand-held fireworks) in Hida-Takayama, Gif Pref.

Tezutsu Hanabi (hand-held fireworks) in Hida-Takayama, Gif Pref.

9th August, 2017 | in Hida-Takayama, Gif Pref.  
Tezutsu Hanabi is a hand-held fireworks made from bamboo that send flames and sparks fifteen feet into the air.
They are set off and demonstrated near Yayoi-bashi Bridge on the Miyagawa river near Takayama.










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170809takayama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hida.jp/english/












「飛騨高山手筒花火打上げ」岐阜県高山市

Takiginou at outdoor stage, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

Takiginou at outdoor stage, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

8th August, 2017 | Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170805ama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp/festival/055amatakiginou.html         












尼崎薪能(兵庫県尼崎市大物町)

Aug 7, 2017

Hikonebayashi Odori (ritual dance), Hikone City, Shiga Pref.

Hikonebayashi Odori (ritual dance), Hikone City, Shiga Pref.

8th August, 2017 | Hikone City, Shiga Pref.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170808hikone.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/













彦根ばやし総おどり大会(滋賀県彦根市)

Kangen-sai, or Court Music Festival of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Pref.

Kangen-sai, or Court Music Festival of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Pref.

8th August, 2017 | Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Mikoshi (a portable shrine) on goza-bune, brightly illuminated sacred boat is towed by three boats to the large red-painted torii gate standing in the sea and then towed away across the channel to Jigozen Shrine on the mainland, while court music is played on the boat.

Then the mikoshi sails for two other shrines in Miyajima, and eventually returns to Itsukushima Shrine through the torii gate at around midnight.   (*reference: Japan Times)  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170713miyjm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_kangen.html













「管絃祭」嚴島神社(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Aug 6, 2017

Shimmei Fireworks Festival in Ichikawamisato Town, Yamanashi Pref.

Shimmei Fireworks Festival in Ichikawamisato Town, Yamanashi Pref.

7th August, 2017 | in Ichikawamisato Town, Yamanashi Pref.  
Shimmei Fireworks Festival in Ichikawamisato-cho, Yamanashi Prefecture features over 20,000 fireworks and lasts from 7:20pm to 9:00pm.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170807sinmei.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.ichikawamisato.yamanashi.jp/














「神明の花火大会」山梨県 西八代郡 市川三郷町

Tanabata Star Festival in Taira, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref.

Tanabata Star Festival in Taira, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref.

6th - 8th August, 2017 | Taira, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref.
Taira Tanabata Festival, one of the more famous festivals for tanabata in Japan  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170806iwaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kankou-iwaki.or.jp/














平七夕まつり(福島県いわき市)

Tanabata Star Festival in Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.

Tanabata Star Festival in Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.

6th - 8th August, 2017 | in Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.  
Tanabata Star Festival in Sendai is the last of the three great summer festivals of northern Japan.

It features street decorations of bamboo poles with streamers, banners, ribbons and flowers of almost every imaginable color—all made with washi paper. It is considered the most beautiful of all the Tanabata festivals, which are held in most places in Japan on July 7th.

The colorful bamboo poles are raised for about two miles on two streets in Sendai's main shopping district. The main event is an evening parade in which 2,000 people in 40 groups carry portable shrines through the streets where bamboo poles are displayed.

The festival ends with a fireworks display in which about 12,000 fireworks are set off. Sometimes as many as 2 million people show up of the event.













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170806sendai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sendaitanabata.com/














仙台七夕まつり

Susukino Matsuri (summer festival), Sapporo, Hokkaido

Susukino Matsuri (summer festival), Sapporo, Hokkaido

6th - 8th August, 2017 | Susukino, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Summer in Sapporo is fully taken advantage of with festivals, the city is alive with action.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170801susukino.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.susukino-ta.jp/topics/eventinfo/













すすきの祭り(北海道札幌市)

Aug 5, 2017

Noshiro Nebunagashi (parade, dance and music), Noshiro City, Akita

Noshiro Nebunagashi (parade, dance and music), Noshiro City, Akita

6th - 7th August, 2017 | Noshiro City, Akita Pref.
Noshiro Nebunagashi Festival, also known as Yaku Tanabata, is held in August of every year featuring a parade of catsle shaped gigantic lanterns to the music of traditional flutes and taiko frums.

The shachi ornaments decorating the lanterns are set on fire and released into the Yoneshiro River.   (*reference: Japan Trourism Agency)      









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170806nosiro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://welcomenoshiro.com/?page_id=454















能代ねぶながし(秋田県能代市)

Eisa Dance with 10,000 people, Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Eisa Dance with 10,000 people, Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

6th August, 2017 | Naha City, Okinawa Pref.
The islands that make up Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, have their own culture and customs that are different from the rest of the country.

One example of unique Okinawan culture is a famous dance called eisa. Eisa is a traditional dance with a long history.

It originates from a folk song that used to be sung several hundred years ago.
The dance style was passed down by groups of young people who would pay respect to their ancestors each summer by marching through their neighborhoods while playing taiko drums.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170804inaha.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.okitour.net/Column/event/moyoosi/00067/













夏祭りin那覇一万人のエイサー踊り隊(沖縄県)

Docchan Matsuri (Imari Summer Festival), Imari City, Saga Pref.

Docchan Matsuri (Imari Summer Festival), Imari City, Saga Pref.

6th August, 2017 | Imari City, Saga Pref.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170804imari.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.imari.saga.jp/icity/...         














伊万里の夏 どっちゃん祭り(佐賀県伊万里市)

Hiwatari Shugyou (fire crossing) at Senkoji Temple, Ikoma, Nara

Hiwatari Shugyou (fire crossing) at Senkoji Temple, Ikoma, Nara

6th August, 2017 | at Senkoji Temple, Ikoma, Nara Pref.
There are various types of fire ceremonies and rituals, in some of them the believers walk through the hot embers and coals after the pyre has burned down.











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170804nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://yamatoji.nara-kankou.or.jp/contents/...














千光寺 滝祭り火渡り修行(奈良県生駒郡平群町)

Big Fish Festival (float parade), Choushi City, Chiba Pref.

Big Fish Festival (float parade), Choushi City, Chiba Pref.

6th August, 2017 | Choushi City, Chiba Pref.  
Chōshi (銚子市) is a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170722chousi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13582













大潮まつり(千葉県銚子市)

Bange Summer Festival, Aizu-Bangemachi, Fukushima Pref.

Bange Summer Festival, Aizu-Bangemachi, Fukushima Pref.

6th August, 2017 | Aizu-Bangemachi, Fukushima Pref.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170804bange.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.aizubange.fukushima.jp/












ばんげ夏まつり(福島県河沼郡会津坂下町)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

5th, 8th, 18th, 20th and 24th August, 2017
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/170412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/         















熱海海上花火大会

Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (parade of dancers), Yamagata Pref.

Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (parade of dancers), Yamagata Pref.

5th - 7th August, 2017 | in Yamagata City, Yamagata Pref.
Hanagasa Matsuri in Yamagata features a parade of dancers wearing flower-decorated hats.    












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170805hanagasa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hanagasa.jp/














山形花笠まつり

Kodomo Gionsai (float over the Ocean) at Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.

Kodomo Gionsai (float over the Ocean) at Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.

5th & 6th August, 2017 | Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.  
Karatsu (唐津市) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Due to its proximity to mainland Asia, Karatsu has long been known as a stopover to Korea and China.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170710krtu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.祇園祭.jp/         















『小友祇園祭(海を渡る山笠)』佐賀県唐津市

Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.

Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.

5th & 6th August, 2017 | Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsu Matsuri in Kita-Kyushu near Fukuoka in Kyushu boasts a great dance with 10,000 dancers.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170803kitakyushu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  www.crossroadfukuoka.jp












「わっしょい百万夏まつり」北九州市小倉北区(小倉城周辺及び小文字通り)

Utsubuki Matsuri (fireworks & dance), Kurayoshi City, Tottori Pref.

Utsubuki Matsuri (fireworks & dance), Kurayoshi City, Tottori Pref.

5th & 6th August, 2017 | Kurayoshi City, Tottori Pref.
This festival lasts for two days and includes performances, contests, and a large fireworks show.  














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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170803kurayosi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kurayoshi.lg.jp/p/matsuri/         













「倉吉打吹まつり」みつぼし踊り大会・飛天花火大会(鳥取県倉吉市)