Sep 25, 2017

Oirase Shimoda Matsuri (float & costumed people parade), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

Oirase Shimoda Matsuri (float & costumed people parade), Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.

23rd & 24th September, 2017 | Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.
Oirase (おいらせ町 Oirase-chō) is a town located in Kamikita District of eastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170927oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000750.html















おいらせ下田まつり(青森県上北郡おいらせ町)

Sep 23, 2017

Hakamano Menburyu (Mask Dance), Takeo City, Saga Pref.

Hakamano Menburyu (Mask Dance), Takeo City, Saga Pref.

23rd September, 2017 | Takeo City, Saga Pref.
Takeo is located in the western part of Saga Prefecture.

It is approximately 28 kilometers (17 mi) west of Saga City and approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Sasebo.

Takeo has a complex topography including mountains, mountain basins and riverside plains.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170923hakama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.city.takeo.lg.jp/kyouiku/bunkazai/pages/bunkazai/bunkazai-429.htm













「袴野の面浮立」佐賀県武雄市東川登町袴野 貴船神社

Yamanonogaku (ritual dance festival), Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.

Yamanonogaku (ritual dance festival), Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.

23rd September, 2017 | Kama City, Fukuoka Pref.
Kama (嘉麻市 Kama-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170923sanya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000002205












山野の楽(福岡県嘉麻市)

Otokunchi Honou (parade with fire), Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

Otokunchi Honou (parade with fire), Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.

23rd September, 2017 | Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima Pref.
Geihoku Kokusai is located in Kita Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture. The base of the ski resort is just 2km off Route 186 (Iwami Highway).  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170928otokunci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kitahiro.jp/
















乙九日炎の祭典 (おとくんちほのお)広島県北広島町

Eco Candle Fair, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

Eco Candle Fair, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.

23rd September, 2017 | Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.
Ikeda (池田町 Ikeda-chō?) is a town located in Imadate District, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170928ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://ecoikeda.jp/wp_ecocandle/














いけだエコキャンドル(福井県今立郡池田町)

Dosojin Festival (phallus festival) at Utsukushigahara Onsen Hot Springs, Matsumoto City, Nagano

Dosojin Festival (phallus festival) at Utsukushigahara Onsen Hot Springs, Matsumoto City, Nagano

23rd September, 2017 | at Utsukushigahara Onsen, Matsumoto City, Nagano  
Dosojin Festival is phallus festival held the Utsukushigahara Onsen in Matsumoto.

It is named after a pair of deities called 'dosojin' that can be found on stone statues in this region.

During the festival women dress up in costumes of giant penises and walk through the streets while wild merry making goes on. 












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170928matsumoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.matsumoto-tca.or.jp/en/

















美ヶ原温泉 道祖神まつり(長野県松本市)

Yabo Tenman-gu Reitai-sai, Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, JR Yaho Station and others, Kunitachi, Tokyo

Yabo Tenman-gu Reitai-sai, Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, JR Yaho Station and others, Kunitachi, Tokyo

22nd - 25th September, 2017 | Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, Kunitachi, Tokyo
Annual festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mando, poles decorated with artificial flowers and pictures, and koshiki-shishi-mai (lion dance).  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170924yabo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.yabotenmangu.or.jp/schedule.html














谷保天満宮例大祭(東京都国立市)

Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai, Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Sansuden Hall, Ise, Mie

Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai, Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Sansuden Hall, Ise, Mie

22nd - 24th September, 2017 | Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Sansuden Hall, Ise, Mie
Autumn festival at the shrine. If it rains, jingu bugaku will be performed in the Sanshuden Hall only once from 11 a.m. on the day.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170921ise.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.isejingu.or.jp/topics/uqnv2xyi.html













神宮秋の神楽祭(三重県)

Sep 22, 2017

Seimei-jinja Reisai, Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Seimei-jinja Reisai, Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

22nd & 23rd September, 2017 | Seimei-jinja Shrine and others, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Annual festival of the shrine. Main event of the festival is shinko-sai (a parade of mikoshi led by a traditional boys' drums and fifes band, the carriages of the halberds, girls in beautiful attire, and decorated horses), proceeding on the main streets in the neighborhood of the shrine.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170921seim.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.seimeijinja.jp/event/












晴明神社例祭(京都市上京区)

Koi-koi Matsuri, Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa

Koi-koi Matsuri, Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa

22nd & 23rd September, 2017 | Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa
Festival featuring a parade of o-shishi mikoshi (portable shrine shaped like a huge lion head carried by town's people) and geisha (professional female entertainers), and yamanaka-bushi-wa-odori dancing parade by thousands of people in festival attire to the sound of shamisen (three-stringed musical instruments), flutes and drums on the main street.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170923iskwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.tabimati.net/event/detail.php?p=568&srch_season%5B%5D=autumn&srch_place%5B%5D=yamanaka/













                    こいこい祭(石川県加賀市山中温泉)

Aizu Matsuri (Dance & Parade), Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

Aizu Matsuri (Dance & Parade), Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

22nd - 23rd September, 2017 | Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.
The highlight of the festival is Aizuhan-ko Gyoretsu, in which a procession in honor of a feudal lord of the Aizu domain and his 500 armored warriors comes out of Tsuruga-jo Castle and goes through the city.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170921aizu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://e.samurai-city.jp/












会津まつり&会津磐梯山踊り(福島県会津若松市)

Sep 21, 2017

Tokyo Game Show 2017 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Tokyo Game Show 2017 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

21st - 24th September, 2017 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  
The Tokyo Game Show, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan.

It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases/related hardware.

Like Germany's gamescom, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days.











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170919game.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2017/         















東京ゲームショウ(幕張メッセ)

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

21st - 24th September, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo  
With over 140 nations and regions, domestic travel promotion associations and organizations, and those related to the travel industry exhibiting, each of which provide up-to-date information on tourism and how to enjoy travel, personalized travel commodities and the like, those attending this exhibition are able to directly obtain all kinds of travel information. 










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170912jata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.t-expo.jp/en/












ツーリズムEXPOジャパン(東京ビッグサイト)

Sep 20, 2017

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

Okumakabuto Matsuri, Nakajima, Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.

20th September, 2017 | Nanao City of Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Pref.
The Okumakabuto Matsuri is most unique on the Noto Peninsula. Huge banners (wakubata), animated dancing, and the distinctive rhythms of gongs and drums express old relationships with the Korea Peninsula.

It is said that visitors from the other side of the Japan Sea brought with them the gods of the Kumakabuto Arakashihito shrine, which worships Arakashihiko no kami and Tsunega-arashito no kami.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170920nanao.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.nanaoh.net/p136.html












「お熊甲祭」(石川県七尾市中島町宮前)

Sep 19, 2017

Nagoya Pet Show 2017, at Port Messe Nagoya, Minatoku, Nagoya, Aichi

Nagoya Pet Show 2017, at Port Messe Nagoya, Minatoku, Nagoya, Aichi

16th - 18th September, 2017 | Port Messe Nagoya, Minatoku, Nagoya, Aichi  
Pet Expo is a comprehensive event of pet-related supplies and pets. Cute pet and exhibition of rare pets, along with the booth of many companies such as pet food-related goods-related services. 












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719pet.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.pethaku.com/nagoya/













「ペット博 in なごや」ポートメッセなごや



Girls Award AUTUMN/WINTER, Tokyo

Girls Award AUTUMN/WINTER, Tokyo


The Girls Award AUTUMN/WINTER | previous event photo  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170928gw.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://girls-award.com














日本最大級のファッション&音楽イベント開催!ガールズアワード

Sep 18, 2017

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Ikaho Matsuri, Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

18th - 20th September, 2017 | Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.
Mikoshi on parade, but here's the kicker: the parade starts at the bottom of the many steps leading up to Ikaho shrine, ending at Ikaho shrine.

Feats of strength, will-power and probably liquid courage are demonstrated as the heavy mikoshi are carried up the famous stone steps.











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170918ikaho.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/matsuri/ikaho.html













伊香保まつり(蘆花祭)群馬県渋川市伊香保町

Waraji Matsuri, Nakiri-jinja Shrine, Daio-cho, Shima, Mie

Waraji Matsuri, Nakiri-jinja Shrine, Daio-cho, Shima, Mie

18th September, 2017 | Nakiri-jinja Shrine, Daio-cho, Shima, Mie
Festival of a Japanese traditional straw-made sandal, waraji. Four young men in traditional festival costumes carry huge waraji, and after the ceremony of purification, waraji is thrown into the sea to pray for the fishermen's safety at sea.  









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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170911mie.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kanko-shima.com/en/index.html













わらじ祭り(三重県志摩市)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

18th September, 2017
Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai or Fireworks Display over Atami Beach, Atami, Shizuoka Pref., is scheduled from 8:20 pm to 8:45 pm (about 3,000 fireworks).











# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/














熱海海上花火大会

Menkake Gyoretsu, Goryo-jinja Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Menkake Gyoretsu, Goryo-jinja Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa

18th September, 2017 | Goryo-jinja Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Parade of men wearing grotesque and comical masks to pray for a rich harvest of the year.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170918men.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/666486/













面掛行列(神奈川県鎌倉)

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

Mizukake Matsuri (water battle festival), Awaji, Hyogo

17th September, 2017 | Awaji, Hyogo Pref.
Awaji (淡路市 Awaji-shi) is a city located on Awaji Island in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170920awaj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.awajishima-kanko.jp/...














水かけ祭(兵庫県淡路市仮屋 事代主神社)

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

Shimada Mage Matsuri (topknot hairstyle), Shizuoka Pref.

17th September, 2017 | Shimada City, Shizuoka Pref.
The Shimada Mage (Shimada Hairstyle) was first invented by a prostitute named Toragozen.

This festival commemorates the hairstyle and is held near the Kaminozuka, a round stone monument in front of Toragozen’s grave at Udaji Temple, which served as her family’s temple.

Women from the city can be seen wearing various types of Shimada Mage on Hon Dori in front of Shimada Station.

As the Shimada Mage dance and other activities are presented, the sight of all the women in the streets wearing their hair in the Mage fashion enlivens the atmosphere of the area.   (*reference: Shizuoka Guide)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170915simada.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://shimadamage.eshizuoka.jp/















島田髷まつり(静岡県島田市)

Yachi Donga Matsuri, Yachi Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kahoku-cho, Yamagata

Yachi Donga Matsuri, Yachi Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kahoku-cho, Yamagata

16th - 18th September, 2017 | Yachi Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kahoku-cho, Yamagata
Annual festival of the shrine, featuring bugaku with a 1,100-year history, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
The highlight of this festival is the performance, in which yakko (retainers) demonstrate their skill of brandishing long spears on the city's main streets.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170917donga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.benibananosato.jp/kahoku/dongamatsuri/dongamatsuri.html/















谷地どんが祭り(山形県西村山郡河北町谷地)

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

Tsukiji Danjiri Matsuri, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.
Amagasaki is the hometown of comedy duo Downtown stars Masatoshi Hamada and Hitoshi Matsumoto.
It is also the hometown of Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi, Chiyu, the bassist of SuG, author Koushun Takami and Heath, bassist of X Japan. Toshiaki Nishioka, a former world champion boxer, is also from this area.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170915ama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp/festival/055tukiji.html















築地だんじりまつり(兵庫県尼崎市 初嶋大神宮)

Hoze Matsuri, Hachiman-jinja Shrine and others, Obama, Fukui

Hoze Matsuri, Hachiman-jinja Shrine and others, Obama, Fukui

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Hachiman-jinja Shrine and others, Obama, Fukui
Annual autumn festival of the shrine featuring 12 floats each taking their way through the city on both days. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mikoshi, shishi-mai (lion dance), taiko, kagura and beautifully decorated floats.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170918hoze.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hoze-matsuri.com/















放生祭(福井県若狭小浜)

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Yanagida Taisai, Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.
Noto (能登町 Noto-chō) is a town located in Hōsu District (formerly Fugeshi District), Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for the traditional Abare Festival.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170916nt.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.noto.lg.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?common_id=865














柳田大祭(石川県鳳珠郡能登町)

Sep 17, 2017

Johana Mugiya Matsuri, Zentoku-ji Temple, Johana, Nanto, Toyama

Johana Mugiya Matsuri, Zentoku-ji Temple, Johana, Nanto, Toyama

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Zentoku-ji Temple, Johana, Nanto, Toyama
Festival featuring Mugiya odori (Japanese folk dancing native to the Nanto district). The Mugiya odori dancing show is also staged at Johana Dento Geino Kaikan, Johana-za Hall.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170918jhna.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tabi-nanto.jp/event/post_57.html













城端むぎや祭(富山県城端市)

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Misakubo Matsuri, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.


16th & 17th September, 2017 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.
A disguise contest, which is very unique and nationally well known, is held in the day and a valiant parade of decorated floats is performed in the evening to heat up whole town to the climax of the festival.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170913misa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.misakubo.net/...















「みさくぼ祭り」静岡県浜松市天竜区水窪町

Akagi-jinja Reitai-sai, Akagi-jinja Shrine and others, Shijuku-ku, Tokyo

Akagi-jinja Reitai-sai, Akagi-jinja Shrine and others, Shijuku-ku, Tokyo

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Akagi-jinja Shrine and others, Shijuku-ku, Tokyo
Annual festival of the shrine. Open-air stalls are set up in the shrine precincts.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170917akag.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.akagi-jinja.jp/info/













赤城神社例大祭(東京都新宿区)

Nezu-jinja Reitai-sai, Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Nezu-jinja Reitai-sai, Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Annual festival of the shrine. Open-air stalls are set up in the shrine precincts.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170917nezu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/amuse/event/362762/












根津神社例大祭(東京都文京区)

Yawatanmachi (traditional Mikoshi parade festival), Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.

Yawatanmachi (traditional Mikoshi parade festival), Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.
Tateyama is located at the far southern tip of the Bōsō Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean to the east and south, and the entrance to Tokyo Bay on the west.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170914yawatanmaci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13301












やわたんまち:安房国司祭(千葉県館山市)



Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri, Tonogo Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Tono, Iwate

Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri, Tonogo Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Tono, Iwate

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Tonogo Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Tono, Iwate
Festival coinciding with an annual festival of the shrine.
The highlight of this festival is a parade of local performing arts all native to the Tohoku region such as Shishi odori (deer dance), kagura, taiko and folk dancing held by about 60 grouped people.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170918tono.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.tono.iwate.jp/index.cfm/25,10655,124,html/














日本のふるさと遠野まつり(岩手県遠野市)

Dai Don Den (street performance carnival), Sapporo, Hokkaido

Dai Don Den (street performance carnival), Sapporo, Hokkaido

16th & 17th September, 2017 | Sapporo, Hokkaido  









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170830sapporo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.daidonden.com/












だい・どん・でん! さっぽろパフォーマンスカーニバル(北海道札幌市)

Yabusame (horseback archery demonstration) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Yabusame (horseback archery demonstration) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

16th September, 2017 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Yabusame is a horseback archery demonstration held at Tsurgaoka Shrine in Kamakura.

The archers dressed in traditional costumes with funny looking feathered hats attempt to hit targets while riding at full gallop.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170916kamakura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kamakura-info.jp/














「流鏑馬神事」鶴岡八幡宮(神奈川県鎌倉市)

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

Kanazawa Odori (traditional dance), Ishikawa Pref.

15th - 18th September, 2017 | Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.
Kanazawa had a further expansion in 1661, when many samurai who had followed their retired lord Toshitsune to his villa at Komatsu returned after his death.

They built houses on the fringes of the city, with street layouts almost totally unplanned.

These areas are some of the most labyrinthine parts of the city, but this was not done for defensive purposes at all: by this time peace was quite firmly secured.

To alleviate crowding from the continual (illegal) inflow of peasants and other migrants, residents were permitted to rent land from neighbouring farmers, and these areas are some of the most convoluted of all, as the roads were laid out on the old winding paths through the fields.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170920kanazawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kanazawaodori.jp/














金沢おどり(石川県金沢市 県立音楽堂邦楽ホール)

Sep 16, 2017

Ishioka Festival at Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ishioka Festival at Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.

15th - 18th September, 2017 | Hitachinoguu Soutaisha Shrine, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Pref.
One of the three biggest festivals in Eastern Japan is held every year during September in the city of Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Usually spanning the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of a long weekend, the festival fills those three days and nights with revelry and history, celebrating a tradition older than most countries.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170914isioka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://ishioka-kankou.com/_12/02_watch_play/b_matsuri/01_ishioka/ishi_0.html













石岡のおまつり(常陸國總社宮例大祭)茨城県石岡市

Eisa Festival (island wide festival) in Okinawa Pref.

Eisa Festival (island wide festival) in Okinawa Pref.

15th - 17th September, 2017 | island wide in Okinawa Pref.
Eisa Festival is an island wide festival in Okinawa that features young men and women in traditional costumes performing a bon dance to the musical accompaniment of samisen and drums.
It honor ancestors.  









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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170823eisa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.zentoeisa.com/













沖縄全島エイサーまつり

Danjiri Matsuri (pulling huge festival floats), Kishiwada City, Osaka

Danjiri Matsuri (pulling huge festival floats), Kishiwada City, Osaka

15th - 17th September, 2017 | in Kishiwada City, Osaka
Danjiri Matsuri is the wildest festival in Osaka.

It feature teams pulling huge festival floats, weighing up to 4 tons, with ropes through the streets with a couple of nasty turns that sometimes send men standing on the mikoshi flying off or causes the mikoshi to careen out of control.

Sometimes the teams consist of more than 100 people. In the past people have been killed.  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170814danjiri.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kishiwada.osaka.jp/site/danjiri/         














岸和田だんじり祭(大阪府)

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo

HEIWAJIMA ANTIQUES FAIR SINCE 1978.
The oldest and most famous antique fair in Japan. Over 280 dealers from all over the country.











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170322heiwajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/HOME.html














平和島 全国古民具骨董まつり(平和島東京流通センター)

Sep 15, 2017

Mikoshi & Dashi Parade at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo

Mikoshi & Dashi Parade at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo

15th - 17th September, 2017 | at Hikawa Jinja Shrine, Akasaka, Tokyo
The Hikawa Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo, like all 59 Hikawa shrines, is a spiritual branch of the Omiya Hikawa Jinja Shrine in Saitama City.
This particular location enshrines the primary spiritual protector of the Akasaka District.
The shrine was constructed in 1730 under the rule of Tokugawa Yoshimune and it became Yoshimune’s personal shrine.
Like many others, the Hikawa Shrine was bombarded during WWII. However, the main building fortunately survived the attacks.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170913akasaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.akasakahikawa.or.jp














赤坂氷川神社 山車・神輿連合巡行(東京都港区)

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.

Oirase Momoishi Matsuri (Autumn Festival), Aomori Pref.


15th - 17th September, 2017 | in Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.
Momoishi (百石町 Momoishi-machi) is a town located in Kamikita District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170920oirase.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.town.oirase.aomori.jp/














おいらせ百石(ももいし)まつり

Kutani Zanzaka Odori (Dancing parade), Mikata, Hyogo

Kutani Zanzaka Odori (Dancing parade), Mikata, Hyogo

15th September, 2017 | Mikata, Hyogo
This annual festival of Hachiman Jinja shrine for the local god of Kutani is also known as taiko odori.

After dedicating their dance to the shrine god, the dancers visit parishioners' houses to perform dances, praying for the well-being of families and a good harvest.   (*reference: Kansai Window)











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170915zanza.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/event/..












「久谷ざんざか踊り」兵庫県美方郡新温泉町久谷

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Reitai-sai, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Reitai-sai, Kamakura, Kanagawa

14th - 16th September, 2017 | Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Reitai-sai, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Annual festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is a parade of three mikoshi followed by priests, horses, warriors and people in traditional costumes.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170614kmkra.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/














鶴岡八幡宮例大祭(神奈川県鎌倉市雪ノ下)

Sep 14, 2017

Morioka Hachiman-gu Reisai & Morioka Aki Matsuri Dashi, Morioka, Iwate Pref.

Morioka Hachiman-gu Reisai & Morioka Aki Matsuri Dashi, Morioka, Iwate Pref.

14th - 16th September, 2017 | Morioka, Iwate Pref.
Annual autumn festival of the shrine featuring eight gorgeous dashi parading in the city daily.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170915mroka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.odette.or.jp/?p=829/














盛岡八幡宮例祭と 盛岡秋まつり山車(岩手県)

Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shu-ki Reitaisai, Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Kumamoto

Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shu-ki Reitaisai, Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Kumamoto

13th - 18th September, 2017 | Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Kumamoto
Annual festival of the shrine.
The highlight of this festival is kazari-uma-kazari-oroshi (the purification ceremony of 35 adorned horses being assembled at the shrine) and shinko-sai, a long procession of mikoshi followed by priests, shishi-kazari dancers with lion-head hoods, zuibyo (thousands of armored warriors) and 35 kazari-uma (horses adorned with ornaments).  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170915fujsk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://fujisakigu.or.jp/reisai/














藤崎八旙宮秋季例大祭(熊本市 中央区)