Feb 23, 2018

Warabino Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), Yotsukaidou City, Chiba

Warabino Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), Yotsukaidou City, Chiba

25th February, 2018 | Yotsukaidou City, Chiba
Yotsukaidō (四街道市 Yotsukaidō-shi) is a city located in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180225warabi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 











「和良比の裸祭り」千葉県四街道市

Feb 22, 2018

Katsuyama Sagichou (Spring Fire Festival), Fukui Pref.

Katsuyama Sagichou (Spring Fire Festival), Fukui Pref.

24th & 25th February, 2018 | Katsuyama City, Fukui Pref.
Fukui lies along the Sea of Japan, not far from Osaka or Kyoto. With the sea to the west and beautiful snow-capped mountains to the east,
Fukui enjoys splendid scenery year-round. Visitors flock to Fukui to ski its numerous slopes, admire the rocky coastline, sunbathe on the sandy beaches, or relax in a hot spring.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180223katsuyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.net-katsuyama.jp/docs/member/detail.php?cd=5













「勝山左義長まつり」福井県勝山市

Katsuura Big Dolls' Festival, Katuura City, Chiba Pref.

Katsuura Big Dolls' Festival, Katuura City, Chiba Pref.

23rd February - 4th March, 2018 | Katuura City, Chiba Pref.
Katsuura is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180222doll.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.katsuura.chiba.jp/event/hinamatsuri.html












「かつうらビッグひな祭り」千葉県勝浦市

Feb 20, 2018

Godairiki-san with Giant Rice Cake Lifting Competition, Kyoto

Godairiki-san with Giant Rice Cake Lifting Competition, Kyoto

23rd February, 2018 | at Daigoji Temple, Kyoto
A competition for rice cake lifting was held at Golden Hall of Daigoji Temple on February 23 from 12 noon. Participants wishing for a state of perfect health and safety compete to see for how long they can hold the rice cakes in their arms. Women lift rice cakes of 90kg, the men, 150kg ones.




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180223godairiki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.daigoji.or.jp/events/index_e.html












「五大力さん(餅上げ力奉納)」京都・醍醐寺

Shujou Onie (Spring Devil & Fire Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture

Shujou Onie (Spring Devil & Fire Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture

22nd February, 2018 | at Tennenji Temple, Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture
Bungotakada (豊後高田市 Bungotakada-shi) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. Historic sites include Fuki-ji, Maki Ōdō, and Kumano magaibutsu. The Shōwa Style Town Visitor Attraction (Shōwa no Machi in Japanese) is also a famous sightseeing spot.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180216onie.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.bungotakada.oita.jp/











修正鬼会(しゅじょうおにえ)天念寺 大分県豊後高田市

Feb 19, 2018

Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate

Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate

22nd & 23rd February, 2018 | Oushu City, Iwate Pref.  
Festival at Kokusekiji Temple in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture features 110 loincloth-clad men taking a bath in frigid river near the temple and climaxes with men scrambling for a hemp sack thrown into the crowd.
The festival drew some attention in 2008 when Japan's railway company refused to display a poster of the festival, saying it would cause offense.





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180216sominsai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03215/72.html








黒石寺蘇民祭(岩手県奥州市)

Godaison Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.

Godaison Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.

22nd February, 2018 | Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.
Hanamaki is famous for its hot springs baths. There are two centers of hot springs, both along wooded rivers flowing down gorges in the Ou Mountain range. The beauty of Hanamaki can perhaps be best appreciated while sitting in an outdoor bath along a river, gazing at the forested mountains.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180215hanamaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kanko-hanamaki.ne.jp/event/event_detail.php?id=54









「五大尊蘇民祭」岩手県花巻市