Aug 17, 2017

Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals) at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.

Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals) at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.

18th August, 2017 | at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170818arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.arita.jp/














龍泉寺十八夜祭(佐賀県有田町)

Aug 16, 2017

Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba City, Chiba Pref.

16th - 22nd August, 2017 | Chiba City, Chiba Pref.
The Myoken Taisai Festival has been held every single year since 1127.

The festival features the carrying of portable shrines (mikoshi) through the city before finally returning to the Chiba Shrine, led by the rhythm of a giant taiko drum, whose sound (verbalized as “daran-daran” in Japanese) is the origin for the festival’s nickname, the Daradara Festival.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816chiba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.chibajinja.com/540reisai.html













妙見大祭(千葉県千葉市)

Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo

Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo

16th August, 2017 | Yabu City, Hyogo  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816yabu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www2.cc22.ne.jp/otoya/4-gakuuchi/4-44wakasugizanzaka/4-44wakasugizanzaka-top.html













若杉ざんざか踊(兵庫県養父市)

Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires) in Kyoto

Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires) in Kyoto

16th August, 2017 | in Kyoto  
Daimon-ji Yaki in Kyoto features enormous bonfires lit on five mountains in the form of five Chinese characters and shapes.
The Chinese character for dai (“large”) measures 230 by 510 feet.

The other characters are Myo and Ho , which together form “the marvelous law of Buddha,” Torii (a Shinto Gate) and Funagata (the shape of a ship).

The fires are lit at 8:00pm and the best place to see them is from the banks of the Kamogawa River. The rite is performed to pay respects to the souls if ancestors and guide them their trip back to the other world.

The origins of the rite is unknown.
It may date back to A.D. 815 when a monk started a bonfire to dispel the plague.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816okiribi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kyokanko.or.jp/3dai/daimonji.html














五山送り火(大文字やき)京都

Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display) in Yamagata Pref.

Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display) in Yamagata Pref.

15th & 16th August, 2017 | Mogamigawa riverside in Yamagata Pref.  
Fireworks Display in Yamagata features over 12,000 fireworks shot off over the Mogamigwa River in Sakata and lasting from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170816oishida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.oishida.yamagata.jp/....















大石田まつり(最上川花火大会)山形県

Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.

15th August, 2017 | Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.
The stunning Oki Islands are located 40 to 80 kilometers north of the Shimane Prefecture coastline.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815oki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://visitshimane.com/?tag=oki















牛突き夏場所大会(島根県隠岐の島町)

Aug 15, 2017

Daimonji Okuribi (Mountain Fire Ceremony), Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara

Daimonji Okuribi (Mountain Fire Ceremony), Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara

15th August, 2017 | at Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara Pref.
Today, along with the burning of the Wakakusa-yama Hill conducted on January 15, this fire event in summer for sightseeing shows a serene and austere atmosphere of an ancient capital to the world.

A special ceremony is held in Tobihino, and Mt. Takamado is set on fire.

The Chinese character “dai,” meaning “great,” symbolizes the universe.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170815takamado.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/













奈良大文字送り火(奈良市春日野町 高円山)