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)

O-E-Shiki at Kishimojin, Zoshigaya, Toshima, Tokyo

O-E-Shiki at Kishimojin, Zoshigaya, Toshima, Tokyo


16th - 18th October, 2017 | at Kishimojin, Zoshigaya, Toshima, Tokyo
When you walk south from the Ikebukuro area you will soon find yourself in the historic area of Zoshigaya.
A stroll along streets lined with the houses of a bygone era, small temples and the locally famous Kishimojin Temple provides for a most pleasant experience.  








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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171016tosima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kanko-toshima.jp/Event/event_10.html














鬼子母神 御会式(東京都豊島区雑司が谷)

Oct 16, 2017

Niihama Taiko Drum Festival, Ehime

Niihama Taiko Drum Festival, Ehime

This dramatic festival is one of the major autumn festivals in Ehime prefecture.

Centered on the three days from October 16 to 18, over fifty lavish taiko drum floats decorated with gold and silver tassels are paraded around the city on the backs of 150 men each.

An exciting event during the festival is when the floats compete in a "kaki kurabe" where groups compete to see which group can lift their float for the longest amount of time.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171016niihama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://niihamakanko.com/03/matsuri.html















新居浜太鼓祭り 大生院地区/上部地区(10月15~17日)  川西地区/川東地区/川東西部地区(10月16~18日)

Autumn Festival at Iwa Jinja Shrine, Shiso City, Hyogo Pref.

Autumn Festival at Iwa Jinja Shrine, Shiso City, Hyogo Pref.

15th & 16th October, 2017 | at Iwa Jinja Shrine, Shiso City, Hyogo Pref.  
Shiso is a city full of natural beauty in the Harima region of Hyogo.








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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171015sisou.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/english/














伊和神社秋季大祭(兵庫県宍粟市)

Bullfighting at Tokunoshima in Amami Island, Kagoshima Pref.

Bullfighting at Tokunoshima in Amami Island, Kagoshima Pref.

15th October, 2017 |at Tokunoshima in Amami Island, Kagoshima Pref.
Tokunoshima is isolated from the other Amami islands, and is located halfway between Amami Oshima and Okinoerabujima, approximately 489 kilometers (264 nmi) south of the southern tip of Kyūshū and 100 kilometres (54 nmi) north of Okinawa.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171006bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tokunoshima-town.org/













徳之島の闘牛(全島一闘牛大会)鹿児島県大島郡徳之島町

Country Gold Festival (country music festival) at Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Pref.

Country Gold Festival (country music festival) at Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Pref.

15th October, 2017 | at Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Pref.  
Country Gold Festival at the foot of Mount Aso in Kumamoto is a country music festival that draws around 25,000 Japanese county music fans, some of them dressed in cowboy hats and cowgirl dresses doing the two step.

Among the Nashville acts that have performed at the festival are Dwight Yokum, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, the Charlie Daniels Band and Bill Monroe. 













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020aso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.countrygold.net/         












カントリーゴールド(国内最大級のカントリーミュージック・フェスティバル)南阿蘇村の野外劇場 熊本県

Takomaisiki Shinji (Octopus Festival), Houki Town, Daisen, Tottori Pref.

Takomaisiki Shinji (Octopus Festival), Houki Town, Daisen, Tottori Pref.

15th October, 2017 | Houki Town, Daisen, Tottori Pref.
Takomaisiki Shinji (Octopus Festival) is held in October every year at Fukuoka Jinja. This is one of the top 3 unique festivals in Japan.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020tako.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.houki-town.jp/p/new2/2/8/11/












蛸舞式神事(鳥取県西伯郡伯耆町 福岡神社)

Oct 15, 2017

Hidashougawa Furusato Matsuri (autumn festival), Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

Hidashougawa Furusato Matsuri (autumn festival), Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

15th October, 2017 | Takayama City, Gifu Pref.
Takayama city is a central city of Hida area, and is located about 100 km north-northeast of Gifu city. It is about 550 meters above sea level.
It has the old town since the 17th century, so it is called "Little Kyoto in Hida". The town name is often introduced as "Hida-Takayama".  








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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020hidashougawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shokawa.net/














ひだ荘川ふるさとまつり(岐阜県高山市荘川町)

Oct 14, 2017

Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade, Kanagawa Pref.

Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade, Kanagawa Pref.

15th October, 2017 | Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Pref.
Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade is Mikoshi Matsuri happens in October at Yokosuka.
All Mikoshi of Yokosuka and Miura gather at Yokosukachuo Station, and they parade all the way to Yokosuka US Navy Base.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171020yokosuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://cocoyoko.net/event/mikosi-fes.html
















よこすかみこしパレード(神奈川県横須賀市)

O-Edo Mikoshi Matsuri (float parade) at Kiba Park, Koto, Tokyo

O-Edo Mikoshi Matsuri (float parade) at Kiba Park, Koto, Tokyo

15th October, 2017 | at Kiba Park, Koto, Tokyo
Kiba Park is a Tokyo metropolitan park in Kōtō, Tokyo.

The park includes jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, a BBQ area, and spaces for events.

The park is divided into two parts, north and south, connected by a pedestrian bridge. The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is located in this park.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171013oedo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/672575/















大江戸神輿まつり(東京都江東区 木場公園)

Mikame Autumn Festival, Seiyo City, Ehime Pref.

Mikame Autumn Festival, Seiyo City, Ehime Pref.

14th - 16th October, 2017 | Seiyo City, Ehime Pref.
Seiyo is a very rural 'city' with distinct coastal, small town and mountain areas.
There's something of interest in Seiyo at every time of year.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171012seiyo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.seiyo1400.jp/en/
















三瓶秋祭り(愛媛県西予市三瓶町 国造神社)

Shiranui Matsuri (parade of various people & float) at Shimabara Hot Springs, Shimabara City, Nagasaki Pref.

Shiranui Matsuri (parade of various people & float) at Shimabara Hot Springs, Shimabara City, Nagasaki Pref.

14th & 15th October, 2017 | at Shimabara Hot Springs, Shimabara City, Nagasaki Pref.
Shimabara is a castle town on a peninsula in the far south-east corner of Nagasaki Prefecture, on the flanks of Mt. Unzen, an active volcano dominating the region.  











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

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













しまばら温泉不知火まつり(長崎県島原市)

Iwakuni Matsuri, White Snake Parade, Yamaguchi, Pref.

Iwakuni Matsuri, White Snake Parade, Yamaguchi, Pref.

14th & 15th October, 2017 | Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Pref.
Iwakuni is in the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture, bordering the Seto Inland Sea.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171019iwakuni.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.oidemase.or.jp/db/a/detail.php?id_num=35208aa0000000862














岩国まつり(山口県岩国市)

Kenka (battles) Festival at Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.

Kenka (battles) Festival at Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.

14th - 15th October, 2017 | at Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.  
Kenka Festival at Himeji City near Kobe features battles in which men carrying shrines slam their shrines into each other and battle one another, while pom-pom carrying, and stick pounding supporters egg them on, in effort to be the first to climb the Matsubara Hachiman Shrine.


The festival dates back to 1471 when a local ruler donated 200 bags of rice to help rebuild a shrine which had been burned down in a battle.

Floats were used to carry the rice to the top of a local sacred mountain.

In the late 16th century the shrine was destroyed again, this time by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as an act of revenge against local people for supporting a rival war lord.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171014himeji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.himeji-kanko.jp/festival/nada.html















灘のけんか祭り(兵庫県姫路市)

Hiraoka Matsuri (Autumn Ritual at Hiraoka Jinaja Shrine), Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka

Hiraoka Matsuri (Autumn Ritual at Hiraoka Jinaja Shrine), Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka

14th & 15th October, 2017 | at Hiraoka Jinaja Shrine, Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka
Higashiōsaka is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town".
The city was founded on February 1, 1967, by a merger of three cities, Fuse, Kawachi and Hiraoka, in eastern Osaka Prefecture.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171014hiraoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.osaka-info.jp/jp/events/festivals_events/5288.html













枚岡まつり(秋郷祭)大阪府東大阪市 枚岡神社

Autumn Festival at Tamai Shrine, Otama Village, Fukushima Pref.

Autumn Festival at Tamai Shrine, Otama Village, Fukushima Pref.

14th & 15th October, 2017 | at Tamai Shrine, Otama Village, Fukushima Pref.
Ōtama is a village located in Adachi District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.  









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171012tamai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
https://www.vill.otama.fukushima.jp/kankou_shiseki/spot/jinja_bukaku/tamaijinja/














玉井神社祭礼(福島県安達郡大玉村)

Kebesu-sai (Fire Fighting Festival), Kunisaki City, Oita Pref.

Kebesu-sai (Fire Fighting Festival), Kunisaki City, Oita Pref.

14th October, 2017 | Kunisaki City, Oita Pref.  
Kebesu Festival is a fire festival held at Iwakura Hachiman Shrine in Kunimi-machi, Kunisaki City, Oita Pref.











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171014kebes.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-kunisaki.com/














ケベス祭(大分県国東市 岩倉社秋祭り)

Asama Onsen Taimatsu Festival (Fire Festival), Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.

Asama Onsen Taimatsu Festival (Fire Festival), Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.

14th October, 2017 | at Asama Onsen, Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.
Asama Onsen Taimatsu Festival, also as the Asama Fire Festival, features a spectacular parade of men carrying burning straw torches.
The torches are up to 10 feet high. Drums accompanies the parade. 









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171003matsumoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.matsumoto-tca.or.jp/en/











浅間温泉松明まつり(長野県松本市)

Funeral Ceremony for dolls, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.

Funeral Ceremony for dolls, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.

14th October, 2017 | Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.
Nagareyama is located in the far northwestern corner of Chiba Prefecture, bordered by the Edogawa River to the west.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171012nagareyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp/chiba/detail/12220ba2212086124















流山人形供養会(千葉県流山市)

Oct 13, 2017

Agano-yaki Aki no Kamabiraki - Pottery Fair -, Agano-yaki Togeikan and others, Fukuchi-machi, Fukuoka

Agano-yaki Aki no Kamabiraki - Pottery Fair -, Agano-yaki Togeikan and others, Fukuchi-machi, Fukuoka

13th - 15th October, 2017 | Tagawa City, Fukuoka
It's Pottery Fair, held at several sites in the town.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171023agano.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://tagawa-net.jp/

















上野焼 秋の窯開き(九州・福岡・田川)

Sakura Autumn Festival (float parade), Sakura City, Chiba Pref.

Sakura Autumn Festival (float parade), Sakura City, Chiba Pref.

13th - 15th October, 2017 | Sakura City, Chiba Pref.
Sakura is located in northeastern Chiba Prefecture on the Shimōsa Plateau.
It is situated 40 kilometers northeast of the Tokyo and 15 kilometers from Narita International Airport.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171011sakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.sakura-maturi.jp/













佐倉の秋祭り(千葉県佐倉市)

Oct 12, 2017

LIVING & DESIGN 2017 at ATC Hall, Osaka-Nanko

LIVING & DESIGN 2017 at ATC Hall, Osaka-Nanko

11th - 13th October, 2017 | at ATC Hall, Osaka-Nanko  
As motivation to invest in housing grows on the back of economic recovery and pre-consumption-tax hike spending, Japanese consumers now have ample knowledge of living spaces and a broader range of lifestyle options, so much so that "renovation" has become a hot topic these days.

It seems that those involved – both businesses and consumers – are seeking innovative ideas for lifestyle and housing renovation, which might be achieved through "petit renovation," DIY, and conversion specialists, or through cross-industrial collaboration.

Under the theme of "Innovative Renovation," the LIVING & DESIGN 2017 will showcase the future of "housing and lifestyle" in search of innovative renovation opportunities in our current age, when a diverse array of options are being sought after.            











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171227ld.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] official website ››  http://www.living-and-design.com/






リビング&デザイン

O-E-Shiki at Ikegami Honmonji Temple, Ohta, Tokyo

O-E-Shiki at Ikegami Honmonji Temple, Ohta, Tokyo

11th - 13th October, 2017 | at Ikegami Honmonji Temple, Ohta, Tokyo
Oeshiki is a Buddhist festival commemorating the anniversary of Saint Nichiren's death.

Although it is celebrated at many places in Japan, the festival held at Ikegami Honmonji Temple is the most prestigious as Saint Nichiren passed away at this temple.

The event has been handed down through generations for 730 years along with its long-standing history and tradition.   (*reference: Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171011ota.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/ota/event/honmonji.html














池上本門寺 お会式(東京都大田区)

Oct 10, 2017

Tsujimagaku & Tsujikagura (dance & music), Hiji Town, Oita Pref.

Tsujimagaku & Tsujikagura (dance & music), Hiji Town, Oita Pref.

10th October, 2017 | Hiji Town, Oita Pref.
Hiji is a town located in Hayami District, Ōita Prefecture, Japan.  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171012hiji.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://hijinavi.com/?p=332
















辻間楽・津島神楽(大分県速見郡日出町 八津島神社)

Oct 9, 2017

The Annual Grand Festival of Kotohiragu Shrine, Kagawa

The Annual Grand Festival of Kotohiragu Shrine, Kagawa

Every year from October 9 to 11, the 400 year old Omiyuki festival is held at Kotohiragu Shrine.
On the night of the 10th, 500 participants carry a mikoshi shrine 2 km to the otabisho where it is housed. During the route, they run down 785 steps in a single dash to the delight and amazement of the tens of thousands of visitors.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171010konpira.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.konpira.or.jp














香川、金比羅宮祭