Oct 31, 2017

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

October 30 - November 3, 2017 | at Kase Riversite, Saga
Saga International Balloon Festival is a big gathering with over 150 hot-air balloon from 40 countries. The main events begins early around 8:00am and include

1) balloon races in which contestants aim their balloons to a target and try to hit the target with a flag;

2) a Fantasia for kids with hot air balloon shaped like pandas, foxes and cartoon characters; and

3) an evening show in which balloons are fired up and illuminated to the music of cover band. There are lots of booths and food; tents with various displays; concerts and a motorcycle stunt show. 









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171031saga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.sibf.jp/












「佐賀インターナショナルバルーンフェスタ」

Oct 30, 2017

Tsunoyama Kagura (Shinto music and dance numbers) at Mishima Jinja Shrine, Yusuhara Town, Kochi Pref.

Tsunoyama Kagura (Shinto music and dance numbers) at Mishima Jinja Shrine, Yusuhara Town, Kochi Pref.

30th October, 2017 | at Mishima Jinja Shrine, Yusuhara Town, Kochi Pref.
Yusuhara is a town located in Takaoka District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171030yusuhara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.town.yusuhara.kochi.jp/















三嶋神社大祭 津野山神楽(高知県高岡郡梼原町)

Oct 29, 2017

Praying & Walking on Fire, Mt. Santoku, Misasa Town, Tottori Pref.

Praying & Walking on Fire, Mt. Santoku, Misasa Town, Tottori Pref.

29th October, 2017 | Mt. Santoku, Misasa Town, Tottori Pref.
Misasa is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.
It is also home to the official treasure of Sanbutsu-ji, the Misasa Onsen, and Okayama Hospital.

The name "Misasa" (literally "three mornings") originates from the belief that one who stays to enjoy three mornings in the town's famous hot springs will find all of his ailments cured.  









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171027misasa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tottori-guide.jp/tourism/tour/view/184












炎の祭典(採燈護摩法要)鳥取県東伯郡三朝町

Full Sailed Nippon Maru, Yokohama | 29th October, 2017

Full Sailed Nippon Maru, Yokohama | 29th October, 2017

All of Nippon Maru's 29 sails will be set, and it is the most beautiful shape of the Nippon Maru.
The graceful image of sailing Nippon Maru was called the"Swan on the Pacific Ocean". Volunteers will help to set and shorten the sails.
/ Time for setting the sails: 10:30~11:30
/ Time for shortening the sail: 14:30~15:30










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171110yokohama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nippon-maru.or.jp/event/souhan.html













総帆展帆(そうはんてんぱん) 日本丸の帆走する優雅な姿は「太平洋の白鳥」と呼ばれていました。

Kiba no kakunori (Kiba square log rolling) | 29th October, 2017 | Kiba, Tokyo

Kiba no kakunori (Kiba square log rolling) | 29th October, 2017 | Kiba, Tokyo

The Kiba area of Koto-ku derives its name from the once prolific lumberyards and warehouses. (Kiba is literally “lumberyard.”) Kiba no kakunori, or square log rolling, developed as a folk art from this unique background.

It sprang from the process of assembling rafts for transport, in which the lumberyard workers maneuver thick, massive logs with only a single fire hook.

Each year, as part of its residents’ festival, Koto-ku organizes this square log rolling at a pond in Kiba Park to pass down the origin of the name and the traditional culture of the area.

Why not join the event and witness the skillful Kiba raftsmen roll and ride the square logs floating in the water?  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019tiba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.koto.lg.jp/seikatsu/community/14/55.html         













木場の角乗り(東京都木場公園)

Fire Crossing, Ontakesan, Ichinoseki City, Iwate Pref.

Fire Crossing, Ontakesan, Ichinoseki City, Iwate Pref.

29th October, 2017 | Ontakesan, Ichinoseki City, Iwate Pref.
The City of Ichinoseki is located in the far south region of Iwate Prefecture, bordered by Miyagi Prefecture to the south.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020ontake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://ontakesan.amebaownd.com/











御嶽山御嶽神明社火渡祭(岩手県一関市)

Oct 28, 2017

Kyoto National Museum 120th Anniversary Commemorative Special Exhibition National Treasures: Masterpieces of Japan

Kyoto National Museum 120th Anniversary Commemorative Special Exhibition National Treasures: Masterpieces of Japan

3rd October - 26th November, 2017 | Kyoto National Museum
The history of the Kyoto National Museum is closely related to the history of Japan’s National Treasures.
It was 120 years ago that the museum opened; in that same year of 1897, the term “National Treasures” was first used as part of the newly enacted Law for the Preservation of Old Shrines and Temples.
To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Kyoto National Museum presents a major special exhibition of Japan’s National Treasures, the first showing of its kind in over forty years.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171003kyo_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/special/index.html














「京都国立博物館開館120周年記念 国宝」平成知新館(京都市東山区茶屋町)

Terunobu Fujimori: Architecture with Nature, and “ROJO”at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Terunobu Fujimori: Architecture with Nature, and “ROJO”at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

29th September - 3rd December, 2017 | Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Terunobu Fujimori, who was born in 1946, lived in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture until he graduated from high school.
After graduating from Tohoku University, he entered the University of Tokyo graduate school.
After making a great achievement as the leading expert in modern history of architecture and history of cities, Fujimori, at the age of 44, made his debut as an architect designing Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum in Chino City, Nagano in 1991.
Since then, he has been producing more than forty original creative architectural works in about 25 years.

A house with dandelions and leeks growing on the roof and a teahouse with pillars of unpeeled timber which looks like a birdhouse: ―the Fujimori’s work is known as extremely ingenious architecture that shows us both originality that exceeds conventional architectural ideas and nostalgia reminiscent of the distant past.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170929h_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] https://www.hiroshima-moca.jp/en/exhibition/terunobu_fujimori/














「藤森照信展 自然を生かした建築と路上観察」広島市現代美術館

Shosoin Display for pubic at Nara National Museum

Shosoin Display for pubic at Nara National Museum

28th October - 13th November, 2017 | at Nara National Museum
Shosoin Display is a display of selected objects from the priceless Shoso-in collection of art objects at Nara National Museum. 











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171027nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ›› shosoin.kunaicho.go.jp/














奈良国立博物館『正倉院展』(奈良)

Bisai Matsuri (Orihime Parade), Ichinomiya City, Aichi Pref.

Bisai Matsuri (Orihime Parade), Ichinomiya City, Aichi Pref.

28th & 29th October, 2017 | Ichinomiya City, Aichi Pref.
Ichinomiya is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
The city is often called Owari-Ichinomiya to avoid confusion with another Ichinomiya (now part of the city of Toyokawa).  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171026bisai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.ichinomiya.aichi.jp/festival/bisai.html












びさいまつり(愛知県一宮市)

Kikusui Matsuri - Yabusame horses - at Futaarayama-jinja Shrine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Kikusui Matsuri - Yabusame horses - at Futaarayama-jinja Shrine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi

28th & 29th October, 2017 | Futaarayama-jinja Shrine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Festival features a parade of horen (palanquin), armored warriors, and yabusame horses.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171024kikusui.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.futaarayamakaikan.jp/













菊水祭 (宇都宮二荒山神社)

Kotokumin Matsuri (Kiba-no Kakunori / Fukagawa-no Chikaramochi), at Kiba Park, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Kotokumin Matsuri (Kiba-no Kakunori / Fukagawa-no Chikaramochi), at Kiba Park, Koto-ku, Tokyo

28th & 29th October, 2017 | Kiba Park, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Koto Citizen's Festival. Main events are kiba-no-kaku-nori (acrobatic stunts on rolling squared timbers), teko-mai dance by women in male attire, and fukagawa-no-chikara-mochi in which men demonstrate their great strength by lifting straw bags filled with rice.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171028ktkm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.koto-kuminmaturi.jp/















江東区民まつり (木場の角乗り / 深川の力持ち)

Tokyo Motor Show 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Tokyo Motor Show 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

27th October - 5th November, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
Tokyo Motor Show is an Annual event exhibiting personal and commercial vehicles. 












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171122motor.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tokyo-motorshow.com/en/











東京モーターショー(東京ビッグサイト)

Antique & Secondhand Book Fair at Kanda Jinbou Book Town, Tokyo

Antique & Secondhand Book Fair at Kanda Jinbou Book Town, Tokyo

27th October - 5th November, 2017 | at Kanda Jinbou Book Town, Tokyo
Furuhon Matsuri (Secondhand Book Fair) at the Kanda-Jimbocho secondhand bookstore quarter, Chiyoda-ku., is held from 10 am to 7 pm during the festival period.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171026jinbou.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://jimbou.info/











東京名物・神田古本まつり(千代田区神田神保町古書店街)

Oct 27, 2017

Tontenton Matsuri, at Imari-jinja Shrine, Imari, Saga

Tontenton Matsuri, at Imari-jinja Shrine, Imari, Saga

27th - 29th October, 2017 | Imari-jinja Shrine, Imari, Saga
Fighting Festival. The highlight of this festival is hono-gassen (dedication of fighting between mikoshi and a float).  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171027ton.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://tontenton.web.fc2.com













伊万里トンテントン(伊萬里神社御神幸祭)佐賀県伊万里市

Yoimiya-no-Shiogori, fire dance festival, at Seiyo City, Ehime Pref.

Yoimiya-no-Shiogori, fire dance festival, at Seiyo City, Ehime Pref.

27th - 29th October, 2017 | Kamo Jinja Shrine, Seiyo City, Ehime  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171025seiyo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://yoitokona.jp/siogori.html













宵宮の潮垢離(愛媛県西予市 賀茂神社)

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

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

27th - 29th October, 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/171120kafa.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)

Autumn Festival, Motomiya City, Fukushima Pref.

Autumn Festival, Motomiya City, Fukushima Pref.

27th - 29th October, 2017 | Motomiya City, Fukushima Pref.
Conveniently located in the center of Fukushima Prefecture, Motomiya possesses a wide range of geographic features from the hills in the east, to the plains in the west, and the Abukuma River.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171025motomiya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.motomiya.lg.jp/         














もとみや秋祭り(福島県本宮市)

Hokusai and Japonisme, at The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Hokusai and Japonisme, at The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo

21st October 2017 - 28th January, 2018 | The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
This exhibition will examine several aspects of Japonisme in 6 sections with the aim of showing how particular characteristics of Hokusai’s art contributed to the development of modern Western art.

Some 220 works of Western art and some 40 color woodblock prints and 70 woodblock-printed books will be exhibited.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171021hks_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://hokusai-japonisme.jp/english.html
















「北斎とジャポニスム HOKUSAIが西洋に与えた衝撃」国立西洋美術館(東京都台東区上野公園)

Oct 26, 2017

Tokyo Ramen Show 2017, at Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo

Tokyo Ramen Show 2017, at Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo

26th October - 5th November, 2017 | at Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo
Fans of noodles can get their chopsticks ready for over a week of food at the Tokyo Ramen Show.

The event aims to provoke thoughts about food education and food culture through ramen , the event’s website states.

Organizers say that "Ramen can be enjoyed by people around the world.”  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171026ramn.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ramenshow.com













東京ラーメンショー

Tokyo International Film Festival at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

Tokyo International Film Festival at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

25th October - 3rd November, 2017 | at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
TIFFCOM is the affiliated market of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) held annually at GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA in Tokyo, Japan.

The international content business market, TIFFCOM gets you access to wide variety of business opportunities.

TIFFCOM aims to encourage global entertainment business by providing the efficient marketplace in Asia for all content holders and buyers in the world.









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171017tiff.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://2017.tiff-jp.net/en/













東京国際映画祭(六本木ヒルズ、他)

Danjiri Battle (float attach), Maniwa City, Okayama Pref.

Danjiri Battle (float attach), Maniwa City, Okayama Pref.

25th - 26th October, 2017 | Maniwa City, Okayama Pref.
Maniwa is located in approximately the center of the Chūgoku Mountains. The mountainous part of the city is dominated by Mount Hiruzen.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171025maniwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kuse-danjiri.com/index.html













久世祭・だんじり喧嘩(岡山県真庭市)

Oct 25, 2017

Yabusame at Osaka Tenmangu

Yabusame at Osaka Tenmangu

25th October, 2017 | at Osaka Tenmangu
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, founded in the 10th century, is one of the most important of hundreds of shrines across Japan that are devoted to the Shinto deity of scholarship, Sugawara Michizane.

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine was destroyed by fire a number of times during its history, and its current main hall (honden) and main gate date back to 1845.  









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171025tenjinsan.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tenjinsan.com/saijireki.html












流鏑馬神事(大阪天満宮)

Kameoka Festival, Kameoka City, Kyoto Pref.

Kameoka Festival, Kameoka City, Kyoto Pref.

23rd - 25th October, 2017 | Kameoka City, Kyoto Pref.
The Kameoka festival is held in the city from October 23rd to 25th every year. It is called the Gion Festival in Tamba, or Fall festival in Kameoka.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171023kameoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.k-yamahoko.com/













亀岡祭(京都府亀岡市)

Oct 24, 2017

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri, Ueno, Iga, Mie

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri, Ueno, Iga, Mie

23rd - 25th October, 2017 | Ueno, Iga, Mie Pref.
Festival, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties, featuring a parade of nine lavishly-decorated danjiri and oni (people wearing comical ogre-costumes and masks).  









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171023ueno.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] https://www.kankomie.or.jp/event/detail_5285.html











上野天神祭(三重県伊賀上野)

Oct 23, 2017

Hakata Okunchi (Parade of Ancient Japan), Fukuoka Pref.

Hakata Okunchi (Parade of Ancient Japan), Fukuoka Pref.

23rd - 24th October, 2017 | Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.
The festival, which gives thanks for the autumn harvest, began around 1200 years ago. Events include a traditional parade.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171023hakata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://yokanavi.com/jp/landmark/index/223














博多おくんち(福岡県福岡市 櫛田神社)

Oct 22, 2017

Ton-ten-Ton (parade of palanquins) in Imari City, Saga Pref.

Ton-ten-Ton (parade of palanquins) in Imari City, Saga Pref.

22nd - 24th October, 2017 | in Imari City, Saga Pref.  
Ton-ten-Ton is a festival in Imari City featuring a parade of palanquins and floats carried by young men a 'happi-coat' uniform with cloths twisted around their head.
At high tide on the last evening of this festival the men start jostling with each other in a fierce battle. 









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171022imari.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.saga-tripgenius.com/












伊万里トンテントン(佐賀県)  

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.
22nd October, 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/171027bull.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

Fire Festival of Kurama at Yuki Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Fire Festival of Kurama at Yuki Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

22nd October, 2017 | at Yuki Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Fire Festival of Kurama is celebrated with a long procession of people carry lighted torches to the gates of Yuki Shrine in Sakyo-ku Kyoto.

Celebrating the power of fire, this popular festival attracts huge crowds who come to watch sake-inspired, tattooed men run half-naked throughout the streets with burning piles of fire supported on their shoulders.

A huge shrine is also carried around the town to the sound of thundering drumbeats.









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171022kurama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kyoto-okoshiyasu.com/see/kurama/













鞍馬の火祭(京都市)

Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) at Heian Shrine, Kyoto

Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) at Heian Shrine, Kyoto

22nd October, 2017 | at Heian Shrine, Kyoto  
Jidai Matsuri, the Festival of the Ages, at Heian Shrine was held for the 122th time in 2017. Representing the epochs in Kyoto's long history from the 8th to the 19th centuries, it and features 2,000 people in period costumes from various periods of Japanese history.











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171022jidai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kyokanko.or.jp/3dai/jidai.html













京に広がる時代絵巻「時代祭り」

Sohe Matsuri (parade with fire by armed priest), Komono Town, Mie Pref.

Sohe Matsuri (parade with fire by armed priest), Komono Town, Mie Pref.

22nd October, 2017 | Komono Town, Mie Pref.
Yunoyama is part of Komono and can be found at the end of the train line, just three stations from Komono.
It is an area with various hot springs, both indoors and outdoors at the base of Mount Gozaisho, the tallest mountain in northern Mie.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171005komono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.yunoyama-onsen.com/event/














僧兵まつり(三重県菰野町 湯の山温泉街)

Oct 21, 2017

O-EDO Kakki Parade, Kyobashi, Tokyo

O-EDO Kakki Parade, Kyobashi, Tokyo

October 22, 2017 | Kyobashi, Tokyo
Oedo Kakki Parade is a parade of traditional arts of Tohoku and mikoshi (portable shrines) of Kanda and Sanno for 2km along Chuo-dori Street.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171027edokakki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nikkyo.net/















日本橋・京橋まつり「大江戸活粋(かっき)パレード(東京都)

Dai Dai Kagura (dance with god) at Sasamori Inari Jinja Shrine, Kanra Town, Gunma Pref.

Dai Dai Kagura (dance with god) at Sasamori Inari Jinja Shrine, Kanra Town, Gunma Pref.

22nd October, 2017 | at Sasamori Inari Jinja Shrine, Kanra Town, Gunma Pref.
Kanra is a town located in Kanra District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020kanra.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www2.gunmabunkazigyodan.or.jp/cgi-bin/item.php?id=451














笹森稲荷神社太々神楽(群馬県甘楽町)

Chrysanthemum Dolls and Flower Show | 21st October - 19th November, 2017 | Gifu

Chrysanthemum Dolls and Flower Show | 21st October - 19th November, 2017 | Gifu

During a limited period each autumn, 3,000 pots of various chrysanthemums carefully grown by fanciers go on display.
Included are “Minogiku”, a species known for their multi-colored petals and which originated here in Gifu, as well as “Yamagiku” and “Ogiku”.
The Chrysanthemum Dolls Show and Chrysanthemum Garden are also popular.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171025gifu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/en/01_sightseeing/01_03.html













岐阜公園菊人形・菊花展

Japanese Lantern Festival, Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.

Japanese Lantern Festival, Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.

21st & 22nd October, 2017 | Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.
The name Chochin Matsuri comes from the fact that more than 1,000 lanterns are gathered hung from 3m-long bamboo poles.
The lantern-carriers bump into each other to try to tear down the others' lanterns.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171021himeji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/guide/festival/chochin.html











魚吹の提灯祭り(兵庫県姫路市)

Sakai Festival, Osaka

Sakai Festival, Osaka

21st & 22nd October, 2017 | Sakai City, Osaka
The festival's main events are the Pre-parade Party, Grand Parade, Grand Tea Ceremony, and Namban Markets, and are held in the Civic Square in front of the Sakai City Office and the area around the Sakai Ginza Shopping Arcade.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019sakai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.sakai-tcb.or.jp/event/index.php?id=121&bk=1













堺まつり(大阪府堺市)

Yu-Ru-Chara Festival 2017 in Hikone, holy place for Yu-Ru-Chara

Yu-Ru-Chara Festival 2017 in Hikone, holy place for Yu-Ru-Chara

Yuruchara are anime-style cartoon mascots that represent the various prefectures of Japan.
Each yuruchara character can be seen on posters, brochures, and websites that treat visitors to a fun and inviting symbol of the area.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019hikone.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://gotouchi-chara.jp/hikone2017/














ご当地キャラ博 in 彦根

Miya Matsuri at Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine, Wakamiya-jinja Shrine,, Gamagori, Aichi

Miya Matsuri at Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine, Wakamiya-jinja Shrine,, Gamagori, Aichi

21st & 22nd October, 2017 | Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine, Wakamiya-jinja Shrine,, Gamagori, Aichi
The highlight of this festival is kaichu-togyo (people carrying floats into the sea and parading around).  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171024miya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.38fes.jp/











三谷祭(愛知県蒲郡市)

Koromo Matsuri (float parade), Toyota City, Aichi Pref.

Koromo Matsuri (float parade), Toyota City, Aichi Pref.

21st & 22nd October, 2017 | Toyota City, Aichi Pref.
Koromo is what Toyota City used to be called before it became Toyota City.
During the festival, eight ‘dashi’ or floats (festival cars) are paraded around the city.
Each float represents a neighbourhood of Toyota City.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019toyota.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.citytoyota-kankou-jp.org/spot/106/












挙母まつり(愛知県豊田市)

Nagoya City Festival (very long parade), Aichi Pref.

Nagoya City Festival (very long parade), Aichi Pref.

21st & 22nd October, 2017 | in Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.
Nagoya City Festival features a very long parade that centers on impersonations of historical figures of Japan. 











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nagoya-festival.jp/













名古屋まつり(愛知県)

Kazuizawa Resorts Marathon

Kazuizawa Resorts Marathon

October 21-22, 2017 | Karuizawa, Nagano
Karuizawa is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture.
It was first "discovered" and promoted as a mountain resort by Western residents of Japan in the late 1800s.

Nowadays, many wealthy urbanites own a second home in Karuizawa.
Located at an altitude of roughly 1000 meters, the mountain resort provides a pleasant escape from the summer heat.
Thanks to the Nagano Shinkansen (opened in 1998), it now takes little more than an hour to reach Karuizawa from central Tokyo.

Various outdoor activities, such as tennis, hiking, cycling, golfing in summer and skiing and skating in winter can be enjoyed in Karuizawa, and there are ample of shopping opportunities.

Karuizawa is located along Japan's Romantic Road. 











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171027nagano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://sanspo-marathon.net/karuizawa-fes/













軽井沢マラソン(長野県)

Oct 20, 2017

Street Performance at Sangenjaya, Setagaya, Tokyo

Street Performance at Sangenjaya, Setagaya, Tokyo

21st & 22nd October, 2017 | at Sangenjaya, Setagaya, Tokyo
Setagaya is located at the southwestern corner of the 23 special wards and Tama River separates the boundary between Tokyo Metropolis and Kanagawa Prefecture.
Setagaya has the largest population and second largest area (after Ōta) of Tokyo's 23 special wards.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019setagaya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://arttown.jp/














三茶de大道芸(東京都世田谷区)

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri, Ueno, Iga, Mie

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri, Ueno, Iga, Mie

20th - 22nd October, 2017 | Ueno, Iga, Mie Pref.
Festival, registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, featuring a parade of nine lavishly-decorated danjiri and oni (people wearing comical ogre-costumes and masks).  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020uet.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.igaueno.net/?p=4292/















上野天神祭(三重県伊賀市)

Light-up Event at Rice Field, Senmaida, Kamogawa City, Chiba Pref.

Light-up Event at Rice Field, Senmaida, Kamogawa City, Chiba Pref.

20th - 22nd October, 2017 | Kamogawa City, Chiba Pref.  
On the steep slopes of the foot of the Mineoka mountain range, you'll find 375 individual terraced rice paddies pieced together.
These paddies, called the Oyama Senmaida, were the only terraced rice paddies in the entire prefecture to be chosen for “Japan's Top 100 Terraced Rice Paddies,” and the only one of its kind in close range to Tokyo.   (*reference: Kamogawa City)  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171129ciba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/16145
















鴨川 棚田の夜祭り(千葉県鴨川市 大山千枚田)

Oct 19, 2017

Yasukuni-jinja Shu-ki Reitaisai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Yasukuni-jinja Shu-ki Reitaisai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

17th - 20th October, 2017 | at Yasukuni-jinj, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Annual Autumn Festival of the shrine. Many performing arts are presented in the shrine precincts during the festival period.  















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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171017shk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] official website ››  http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/schedule/shuki.html















靖国神社 秋季例大祭

Kinryu-no-mai, at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Kinryu-no-mai, at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo

18th October, 2017 | Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Golden Dragon Dance. The dance to pray for a rich harvest of the year is performed on the ground of the temple.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]  http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171018knr.html















金龍の舞(浅草寺)東京都台東区浅草

Bettara Ichi (the food festival with Ebisu Shrine) at Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Bettara Ichi (the food festival with Ebisu Shrine) at Nihonbashi, Tokyo

19th - 20th October, 2017 | Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Bettara Ichi is the food festival with Ebisu Shrine at Nihonbashi, Tokyo. It started in the middle of Edo period. The main attraction of this festival is Bettara which is pickled japanese radish.

This festival holds every October 19th and 20th. There are over 300 food stands which sell Bettara, japanese spice, and other typical foods of festival.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019tokyo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gotokyo.org/













江戸中期の中ごろから続く伝統行事「べったら市」宝田恵比寿神社(中央区日本橋本町3丁目)

Oct 18, 2017

Oki Muramatsuri Furyu (autumn festival), Oki Island, Shimane Pref.

Oki Muramatsuri Furyu (autumn festival), Oki Island, Shimane Pref.

19th October, 2017 | Oki Island, Shimane Pref.
Oki Muramatsuri Furyu is held on October 19 every two years in Nakamura on Dogo, the main island of the Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture.
It is one of the three large festivals on the Oki Islands and prefecturally designated as an intangible folk cultural property.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://bunkashisan.ne.jp/search/ViewContent.php?from=14&ContentID=404













隠岐武良祭風流(島根県隠岐郡 隠岐の島町)

Oct 17, 2017

October Beer Festo, Kitami City, Hokkaido

October Beer Festo, Kitami City, Hokkaido

18th - 21st October, 2017 | Kitami City, Hokkaido  
Festival that collects, drinks, and compares local beer of nationwide various places. The beers of a lot of brands gather from the whole country.












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171016kiami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kitamikanko.jp/event/event13.html         













北見オクトーバーフェスト (北海道 北見市)

Autumn Festival (parade dressed in full samurai regalia) at Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi

Autumn Festival (parade dressed in full samurai regalia) at Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi

17th October, 2017 | at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Pref.  
Autumn Festival at Toshogu Shrine features troops dressed in full samurai regalia are paraded around at this festival in Nikko. 











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171017tochigi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.toshogu.jp/saiten/index.html













秋季祭・渡御祭「百物揃千人武者行列」日光東照宮(栃木県)