Jul 19, 2019

Toro-Nagashi (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated in river) at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

Toro-Nagashi (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated in river) at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

20th July, 2019 | at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

Tōrō nagashi is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means "cruise, flow". 
This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world.   (*reference: wiki)   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190720kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.hot-ishikawa.jp












加賀大聖寺 灯ろうながし(石川県)

Jul 18, 2019

Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.

Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.

20th July, 2019 | Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.   Suzaka (須坂市) is a city located in the Northern region of Nagano Prefecture, Japan.   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190720kattaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.nagano-tabi.net/...












須坂カッタカタまつり(長野県須坂市)

Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.

Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.

20th July, 2019 | at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.   Sano (佐野市) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190720asama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.sano-kankokk.jp/events/evt_jul_01.html











浅間の火祭り(栃木県佐野市奈良渕町)

Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo

Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo

20th July, 2019 | Shinobazugaike pond, Taito, Tokyo
The summer festival in Ueno features a different event everyday, like a toro nagashi paper-lantern floating ceremony and an ice-sculpture display. About half way around Shinobazuno-ike Pond extends an antique market, which always attracts a crowd. 
This is also a good area to take a break, gazing at the lotus flowers and feeling the cool breeze from the pond. The Suijo Ongaku-do (lakefront concert hall) stages music and folk entertainment performances.   (*reference: TCVB)   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190720ueno.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ueno.or.jp/index.html












うえの夏まつりパレード(東京都台東区)

Jul 17, 2019

Sumomo Matsuri, Okunitama-jinja Shrine, Fuchu, Tokyo

Sumomo Matsuri, Okunitama-jinja Shrine, Fuchu, Tokyo

20th July, 2019 | Okunitama-jinja Shrine, Fuchu, Tokyo   Sumomo (plum) Festival. About 120 stalls selling plums are set up in the shrine precincts. Crow-pattern Uchiwa fans are sold in front of Haiden hall. (It is said that a crow drove away evil in the past.)   











# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190720smm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  https://www.ookunitamajinja.or.jp/










すもも祭(東京都府中市宮町)

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama

19th - 23rd July, 2019 | Kumagaya, Saitama
Annual Festival of the shrine features a parade of beautifully decorated 12 floats to the tune of festival music daily during the period. The highlight of this festival is tatakiai in which young men compete in drumming on the floats.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190721uciwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://uchiwamatsuri.com/











関東一の祇園 熊谷うちわ祭