Dec 16, 2017

Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Pref.

Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Pref.

17th December, 2017 | Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Pref.
Tsuruoka is located on the coast of Yamagata Prefecture bordering the Sea of Japan and has some locally popular beaches such as Yunohama and Sanze. All three of the Three Mountains of Dewa are at least partially within the city limits.   (*reference: Wiki)  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171217turuoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsuruokakanko.com/cate/p0498.html













観音様のお年夜(山形県鶴岡市 七日町観音堂)

U-MATSURI Cormorant Festival, December 16, Hakui-City, Ishikawa

U-MATSURI Cormorant Festival, December 16, Hakui-City, Ishikawa

16th December, 2017 | at Keta Taisha Shrine, Hakui-City, Ishikawa
The Keta Taisha is located in Hakui City, Teramachi and has been a point of worship for approximately 2000 years. The most prominent shrine on the Noto Peninsula, it is popular nowadays as being home to the god of marriage.  








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171216hakui.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.hakui.ishikawa.jp/sypher/www/event/detail.jsp?id=62















鵜祭り(気多大社) 石川県羽咋市寺家町ク1

Dec 15, 2017

Gochinza-kinen-sai (Shrine Foundation Day), Kamakura, Kanagawa

Gochinza-kinen-sai (Shrine Foundation Day), Kamakura, Kanagawa

16th December, 2017 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura, Kanagawa   For the Gochinza-kinen-sai, Ancient Court Dances at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref. A Shinto priest clad in a white robe and four Shrine maidens in Juni-hitoe (12-layer ceremonial garments of court ladies) dance Nincho-no-mai & Miyabito-no-mai. And then Mikagura (Shinto dance) is presented.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171216kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/















御鎮座記念祭 鶴岡八幡宮(神奈川県鎌倉市)

Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara | December 15-18

Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara | December 15-18

This is an annual festival held in Wakamiya Shrine, branch of Kasuga Grand Shrine. It is said that Tadamichi Fujiwara, Kampaku (Chief Advisor of Emperor), started this festival to pray for bumper crops on Sept.17 in the 2nd year of Hoen (1136) in the late Heian era.







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171215nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/event/event_data/ivnt125/index.html













春日大社 おん祭 (奈良市春日野町160 )

Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

15th - 16th December, 2017 | Akiha-no-Hi-Matsuri, or Fire Festival at Akiha Shrine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.
After the Shinto ritual, three kinds of solemn dances are performed by three dancers holding an archery, a sword and a torch respectively from 10 pm to 12 midnight. Especially the dance with a torch, about 1-meter long is very spectacular and worth seeing.

Venue: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.
Transportation: The JR Tokaido Line to Hamamatsu Sta., and then take the Enshu Tetsudo Line to Nishi-Kajima Sta. From there, about 40 min. by taxi to the Shrine.




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171215hamamatsu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.akihasanhongu.jp/


















「秋葉の火まつり」 秋葉山本宮秋葉神社 (静岡県浜松市)

Dec 14, 2017

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Setagaya, Tokyo

15th - 16th December & 15th - 16th January | Setagaya, Tokyo   Setagaya Boro (Rag) Ichi or Flea Market on Boro Ichi-dori Street, Setagaya-ku, features many open-air stalls selling foods, clothes, potted plants, antiques and the likes from 9 am to 8 pm on both days.









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/170115boro.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/setagaya/event/boroichi.html













「世田谷ボロ市」400年以上も続く歴史を持ち700店近くの露店が路上に軒を連ねる伝統の市