Jul 23, 2018

Gion Matsuri (parade of Edo Perio ladies & gentlemmen), Aizu Tajima, Fukushima

Gion Matsuri (parade of Edo Perio ladies & gentlemmen), Aizu Tajima, Fukushima

22nd - 24th July, 2018 | Aizu Tajima, Fukushima Pref.   In Tajima, the center of Aizu-kogen Highlands, the Aizu Tajima Gion-matsuri Festival, with a history dating back some 800 years, is held for three days from 22 to 24 July. 
During the festival you can enjoy the Nanahokai Parade, where women in beautiful wedding attire gracefully parade through the Tajima district.   (*reference: JNTO)   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180722aizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.minamiaizu.org/gion/index.html










会津田島祇園祭(福島県南会津町田島)

Jul 22, 2018

Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance) at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita

Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance) at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita

22nd July, 2018 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita   Kunisaki (国東市) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180728kunisaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.visit-oita.jp/index.e.html










楽庭八幡社 吉弘楽(大分県国東市)

Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu (Edo Period Parade), Karuizawa, Nagano

Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu (Edo Period Parade), Karuizawa, Nagano

22nd July, 2018 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.   Karuizawa (軽井沢) is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture. 
Located at an altitude of roughly 1000 meters, the town provides a pleasant escape from the summer heat. 
It was first "discovered" and promoted as a mountain resort by Western residents of Japan in the late 1800s. 
Today, many wealthy urbanites own a second home there. 
Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen it takes little more than an hour to reach Karuizawa from central Tokyo.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180728oiwake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://shinano-oiwake.com/










しなの追分馬子唄道中(長野県軽井沢町 追分宿・浅間神社)

Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama

Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama

22nd July, 2018 | Urawa, Saitama
Summer in Urawa is given a bright cheerful touch by a musical parade through the city by elementary through high school students, the Urawa Odori dance performed by several dozen groups in colorful costumes and more than 20 o-mikoshi (portable shrine) paraded along Nakasendo Road and the popular high-spirited dance Urawa Yosakoi.   (*reference: Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau)   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180721urawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://minamiurawa-maturi.jp/











浦和まつり みこしパレード・御渡(埼玉県さいたま市浦和区)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on float) at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on float) at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama

22nd July, 2018 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama   Kumagaya (熊谷市) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180721abare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/matsuri/dekijima.html










Gujo Odori - Folk Dance Meet - at Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu

Gujo Odori - Folk Dance Meet - at Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu

July 21-22, 27-30 & Aug. 1-5, 7-16, 18-20, 24-25 & Sept. 1-2, 8 2018 | Hachiman-cho, Gujo
Folk Dance Meet, one of the most popular folk dancing events joined by thousands of people in yukata (cotton kimono), to the accompaniment of festival music at several sites in the town.   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180709gjo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gujohachiman.com/kanko/odori.html










郡上踊り(岐阜県郡上市八幡町)