Jun 20, 2018

Yukata Matsuri (Japanese summer kimono) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.

Yukata Matsuri (Japanese summer kimono) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.

22nd - 24th June, 2018 | Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.
Yukata clad children start walking from in front of the Himeji Castle to Osakabe Shrine. You can also enjoy about eight hundred open air night stalls that line the streets. (*reference: Himeji City Website)   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180622himj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.himeji-kanko.jp/en/














『姫路ゆかたまつり』兵庫県姫路市長壁神社

Jun 19, 2018

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

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




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180322heiwajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/HOME.html










平和島 全国古民具骨董まつり(平和島東京流通センター)

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

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

20th June, 2018 | at Kurama Temle, Kyoto   
Kurama Take-kiri-e Shiki, at Kurama-dera Temple, Kyoto Prefecture: Eight men dressed as medieval monk soldiers divide into two teams, East and West, and then compete to see which team can cut bamboo stalks the faster. 
The winning team is said to give their community a lucky chance to have a good harvest.   









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180620kurama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php











鞍馬の竹伐り会式(京都市左京区 鞍馬寺)


Jun 18, 2018

Rice-Planting Festival at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime

Rice-Planting Festival at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime

18th June, 2018 | at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime
The Seto Inland Sea is a shallow sea separating the island of Shikoku from Honshu, the main island of Japan. 
A chain of large and small islands straddles the sea between Imabari in Ehime, and Onomichi in Hiroshima. 
This route is linked by the Shimanami Kaido, an expressway with spectacular suspension bridges over the sea passages.   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180613imabari.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.go-shimanami.jp/










大山祇神社御田植祭(愛媛県今治市大三島町)

Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi

Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi
17th June - 29th July, 2018 | Toyota City, Aichi   
Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, isn’t just famous for cars — it also hosts the Toyota Oiden Festival, which features two dance events. The first, My Town Oiden, will be held weekends between June 18 and July 17. 
Dozens of dance teams will perform at 14 spots around the city for the event. 
My Town Oiden is also a prerequisite to enter the second event, the Oiden Final, on July 30. 
This final will feature the best groups grooving near Toyotashi Station to disco-inspired tunes. 
The grand finale of the festival will be a massive fireworks display on July 31, in which around 13,000 fireworks will light up the sky. The display is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. in Shirahama Park by the Yahagi River.   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180618tyt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oidenmaturi.com/









豊田おいでんまつり

Jun 17, 2018

Marugame Castle Cool Breeze Festa 2018, Kagawa

Marugame Castle Cool Breeze Festa 2018, Kagawa

17th June, 2018 | at Marugame Catsle, Marugame City, Kagawa   
Famous for its tall stone walls, Marugame Castle towers over its namesake city in Kagawa Prefecture, offering picturesque views of the Sanuki Plain and Seto Inland Sea. 
On June 17, the castle square will be busy with performances by local yosakoi (folk dancing) teams. 
There will also be a ceremonial shooting demonstration with shots being fired at 10:45 a.m. (earplugs are recommended). Visitors can also try on samurai gear for free. 
The festivities also serve as preparation for the July 7 Tanabata celebration, so organizers ask that castle visitors write wishes on strips of paper that will be put on display at a later date.   











# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180619mrgm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.love-marugame.jp/









丸亀城涼風フェスタ