Jul 31, 2017

Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama

Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama

30th July and 5th & 6th August, 2017 | at Wakayama Catsle, Wakayama  
Wakayama Castle (和歌山城) in Wakayama, sits at the mouth of the Kii River. Originally Ōta castle, home of the Saiga Ikki, it was captured by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585, during the Siege of Negoro-ji; many monks from Negoro-ji sought refuge in Ōta, which was soon destroyed by flood.
Hideyoshi ordered the building of dams on three sides of the castle, focusing the rainwaters and diverting the river to ruin the castle.  














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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170729kishu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kishu-yosakoi.jp/











おどるんや―紀州よさこい祭り(和歌山市)

Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka

Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka

30th July - 1st August, 2017 | Sumiyoshi, Osaka
Osaka's most famous shrine by far is Sumiyoshitaisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine), the headquarters of some 2000 Sumiyoshi shrines throughout Japan.

It enshrines three gods that have long been worshiped for protecting the nation, for protecting sea voyages and for promoting waka (31-syllable) poetry―and thus is a place of pilgrimage for sea travelers, students of the military arts, and waka poets.   (*reference: JNTO)  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170730sumiyosi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/













住吉祭・神輿渡御祭(大阪市住吉区 住吉大社)

Jul 30, 2017

Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa

Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa

30th - 31st July, 2017 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.  
Wajima (輪島市) is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170730wajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.wajimaonsen.com/..














水無月祭り(石川県輪島市)

World Cosplay Summit 2017, Nagoya, Aichi

World Cosplay Summit 2017, Nagoya, Aichi

29th July - 6th August, 2017 | Nagoya, Aichi Pref.
The World's Best Cosplay Performance Championship to be determined in the Holy Land of Manga - Japan   (*reference: WCS,WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/2017/














世界コスプレサミット(愛知県名古屋市)

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref.

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref.

29th July & 5th August, 2017 | Nagaragawa riverside, Gifu Pref.  
Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu is Japan’s largest fireworks display, with over 30,000 fireworks. The display lasts from 7:30pm to 8:45pm.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727nagara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/event/detail_summer.php         















長良川花火大会(岐阜県長良川畔)

Onbare (wish for a good harvest) at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita

Onbare (wish for a good harvest) at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita

29th & 30th July, 2017 | at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita  
Bungotakada (豊後高田市) 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/170729onbare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.visit-oita.jp/index.e.html















別宮八幡社御田植祭(オンバレ)大分県豊後高田市

Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.

Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.

29th & 30th July, 2017 | Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.
Shikokuchūō is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Shikokuchūō is the leading producer of paper and paper products in Japan.
It is also a port city and one of Ehime’s major centers of industry.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727paper.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://kami-maturi.jimdo.com/














四国中央紙まつり(愛媛県 四国中央市)

Yonago Gaina Matsuri (summer festival), Tottori Pref.

Yonago Gaina Matsuri (summer festival), Tottori Pref.

29th & 30th July, 2017 | Yonago City, Tottori Pref.
“Gaina Matsuri” simply means “Big Festival.”
The big events are held on the main street, directly in front of Yonago train station. 











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727gaina.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gainamatsuri.jp/         


















Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto

Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto

29th & 30th July, 2017 | Ine Town, Kyoto Pref.
It is a fisherman's festival that evokes large hauls of fish and safe journeys on the ocean.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727ine.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ine-kankou.jp/
















Japan International BIRDMAN RALLY at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

Japan International BIRDMAN RALLY at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

29th & 30th July, 2017 | at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga
Birdman Rally is a competition where members of the public build home-made gliders, hang gliders and human-powered aircraft, ranging from very serious aircraft to mere costumes, leap off a river- or seaside jetty, and compete for distance and entertainment value.   (*reference: wiki)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727birdman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ytv.co.jp/birdman/












鳥人間コンテスト(滋賀県彦根市)

Jul 29, 2017

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Dance & Fireworks Festival) in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Dance & Fireworks Festival) in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

29th & 30th July, 2017 | in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.
Toyoda Oiden Matsuri Fireworks Festival in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture features 15,000 fireworks and lasts from to 9:00pm.

As well as a fireworks display (over 13,000 fireworks), there are various stage events, street parades, and festival stalls.   (*reference: Nagoya International Center)  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727oiden.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oidenmaturi.com/index.html

















豊田おいでんまつり(愛知県豊田市)

Taiko Matsuri (Japanese Drum Show) at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

Taiko Matsuri (Japanese Drum Show) at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

29th & 30th July, 2017 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano
Part of Matsumoto's exciting group of summer festivals, the summer Taiko festival at Matsumoto Castle features some of the best taiko groups in Japan. Come early to get a seat, and see and hear the traditional Taiko drummers in the postcard-perfect setting of the castle.

As the sky darkens and night approaches, watching and feeling the power of the taiko drums with the silhouette backdrop of the castle is truly one of Matsumoto's finest summer moments.   (*reference: Matsumoto Welcome Project)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727taiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.matsumoto-castle.jp/event/summer
















国宝松本城太鼓まつり(長野県)

Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama

Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama

29th & 30th July, 2017 | Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.
This festival is called as 1 million lights' festival in Kawagoe.
So many lantern is hanging over at a front of a house. The festival has been telling that it is to remember a daimyo of Kawagoe domain who has died in 1850.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727kawagoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kawagoe.or.jp/natsumatsuri/














川越百万灯夏まつり(埼玉県川越市)

Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

29th & 30th July, 2017 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.  
Fireworks Festival in Tochigi near Tokyo features 20,000 fireworks set off over the Omoigawa River in Oyama. The display lasts from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727oyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://www.city.oyama.tochigi.jp/kanko/
















「おやまサマーフェスティバル 小山の花火」栃木県小山市

Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.

Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.

29th July, 2017 | Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.  
Miyoshi (三次市) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727miyoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://kinsai.net/














三次きんさい祭(広島県)

Kiyohime Matsuri at Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

Kiyohime Matsuri at Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

29th July, 2017 | Nakahechi Town, Wakayama
An important national cultural asset built in 701, there are many stories related to this temple such as the sad, romantic tale "Anchin Kiyohime."

Anchin is a traveling priest who betrays princess Kiyohime's love and runs away and hides under a large bell.

Kiyohime is so angry that she turns into a huge snake, and burns Anchin, bell and all. "Kaminagahime" tells the story of the construction of Dojo-ji.   (*reference: Wakayama Prefecture)  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727nakaheci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.nakahechi.jp/














熊野古道清姫まつり(和歌山県中辺路町)

Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

29th July, 2017 | Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.
Abegawa Fireworks Festival in Shizuoka features 15,000 fireworks and lasts from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  














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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727abegawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://hellonavi.jp/shizuoka/..















「安倍川花火大会」安倍川橋上流(静岡市葵区田町地先)

Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka

Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka

29th July, 2017 | at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka  
Atami (熱海市) is a city located in the eastern end of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city is on the steep slopes of a partially submerged volcanic caldera on the edge of Sagami Bay.
The name "Atami" literally means "hot ocean," a reference to the town's famous onsen hot springs.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727izu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.yugawara.or.jp/event/...















伊豆湯河原温泉サンバカ-ニバル&花火大会(静岡県熱海市)

Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.

Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.

29th July, 2017 | Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.  
Fukaya (深谷市) is a city located in northern Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In the Edo era, it was an inn-town on the Nakasendō (中山道), and grew during this period.  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727fukaya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.fukaya-ta.com/matsuri/fukayamatsuri/














深谷まつり

Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba

Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba

29th July, 2017 | Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.  
Fireworks Festival in Urayasu in Chiba Prefectures features 8,500 fireworks produced by the prestigious fireworks manufacturer Kagiya. The display lasts from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727urayasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.urayasuhanabi.com/2017/         
















浦安納涼花火大会(千葉県)

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo

29th July, 2017 | one of the largest fireworks display in Tokyo
Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai is the largest fireworks display in Tokyo.

Held over the Sumida River in Asakusa, the festival traces its origins back to a festival held to placate river gods after the great famine of 1732, in which nearly 1 million people starved to death.

Most of the fireworks explode about 200 meters in the air and produce circular star bursts about 150 meters across.

About 10,000 fireworks are launched from one site near Asakusa Station between 7:30 and 8:30pm. Another 10,000 or so fireworks are launched from another site about a kilometer away near Sakurabashi bridge near Sensoji Temple between 7:10 and 8:30pm.

Many Japanese don bathrobe-like yukatas to watch the fireworks.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/sumidagawahanabi.html         













隅田川花火大会(東京)

Jul 28, 2017

Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

28th - 30th July, 2017 | at Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.
This is one of the biggest fireworks display in Oita. 5000 of fireworks set off from two boats floating on Beppu Bay light up the summer night sky.   (*reference: Beppu City Tourist Information)  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726beppu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://english.beppu-navi.jp/













別府夏の宵まつり(大分県別府スパビーチ)

Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

28th - 30th July, 2017 | Suzuka City, Mie Pref.
The festival originally started in the Edo period (1751-1764). It is believed to have originated from the custom of local worshipers selecting stones from the Machiya River to take to the local shrine.

The stones were ceremoniously transported to the shrine on carts, while taiko and kane were played.
In 1981, the festival was designated as an asset of intangible culture for Mie Prefecture. In 2007, it was designated as a national asset of intangible culture.   (*reference: wiki)  










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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727kanbe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kambe-ishidori.com/












神戸石取祭(三重県鈴鹿市)

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

28th - 30th July, 2017 | at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.
Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata is a huge multi-day Japanese Woodstock that attract around 60,000 people and top name acts from Japan and around the world. It was originally held at the foot of Mt. Fuji, hence the name.
Oasis, Run DMC, Foo Fighters, the Chemical Brothers, Gomez, Primal Scream, Patti Smith, Tricky, Orbital, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ani DiFranco, Eminem, Brian Eno, Red Hot Chil Peppers, Neil Young, Prodigy, White Stripes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Gang, Elvis Costello, Underworld, Bjork, and Iggy Pop are among the artists that have performed.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726fujirock.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.fujirockfestival.com/














「FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL」、略称「フジロック」(新潟県湯沢町苗場スキー場)

Jul 27, 2017

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

28th - 29th July, 2017 | Furano City, Hokkaido
In July 1969, the Furano residents' charter was enacted. A line of the charter stated that "we, the residents of Furano, stand at the center point of Hokkaido".

Everything has a center. The center of the human body is the bellybutton. So, the center point of Hokkaido can be called Hokkaido's bellybutton.

We wondered if there might be some way to embody this idea in folk entertainment, and link it to development of Furano's tourism and commerce…   (*reference: Hokkai Heso Matsuri Committee)  













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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170728heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.furano.ne.jp/hesomatsuri/         
















北海へそ祭り(北海道富良野市)

Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.

Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.

27th - 30th July, 2017 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.
Spanning 4 days and centered around Haguro Shrine in Omachi, this is one of Ibaraki Prefecture’s biggest festivals. During the festival the Meiji Mikoshi, a large portable shrine built to celebrate Japan’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War in the 28th year of the Meiji era, the Hime Mikoshi, the portable shrine of Haguro Shrine’s resident deity Tamayori Hime, the Heisei Mikoshi, built in the 4th year of the Heisei era and currently Japan’s biggest portable shrine, and around 30 children’s portable shrines will be carried throughout the city streets.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170725chikusei.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.chikuseikanko.jp/index.php?code=11











下館祇園まつり(茨城県筑西市)

Jul 26, 2017

Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

27th - 28th July, 2017 | Manazuru Town, Kanagawa
Manazuru Kibune Matsuri is one of Japan's three most important boat festivals.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727kibune.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.manazuru.net/..






















貴船まつり(神奈川県足柄下郡真鶴町)

Hiwatari (fire walking) at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara

Hiwatari (fire walking) at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara

27th July, 2017 | at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara  
Kurotaki (黒滝村) is a village located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.  















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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727kuritaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.vill.kurotaki.nara.jp/..














鳳閣寺 火渡り(奈良県吉野郡黒滝村)

Jul 25, 2017

Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival, Shinjuku, Tokyo

26th - 29th July, 2017 | Shinjuku, Tokyo
Hozuki Ichi or Ground Cherry Pod Fair is held in the compound of Bishamonten Zenkokuji Temple. Awa odori folk dancing is presented by townspeople in yukata (cotton kimono) along Kagurazaka-dori Street.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170723kagrzk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kagurazaka.in/matsuri/index.html















「神楽坂まつり」東京都新宿区神楽坂

Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori

Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori

26th - 28th July, 2017 | Tsugaru City, Aomori Pref.  
The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri ("Aomori Nebuta Festival" or simply "Aomori Nebuta") is a Japanese summer festival that takes place in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

The festival attracts the most tourists of any of the country's nebuta festivals, and is counted among the three largest festivals in the Tōhoku region.

It was designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 1980.   (*reference: wiki)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170725tugaru.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://en.aptinet.jp/












つがる市ネブタまつり(青森県つがる市)

Jul 24, 2017

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2017 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.  
Yahiko Toro Matsuri or Lantern Festival at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata Pref., has a 1,000-year history and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

A parade of people holding torchlights starts from Mt. Hikone to the town and then the highlight of this festival, a procession of Mikoshi (two portable shrines), about 20 floats decorated with lots of lanterns, and hundreds people holding lanterns each, goes through the main streets of the town.

A fireworks display is scheduled at Yahiko Koen (park).   (*reference: JNTO)  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170724yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.e-yahiko.com/index.htm















弥彦燈籠まつり(新潟県西蒲原郡弥彦村)

Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Tanabe City, Wakayama

Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Tanabe City, Wakayama

24th - 25th July, 2017 | Tanabe City, Wakayama
Every year on July 24th and 25th, the annual summer festival of Tokei-jinja Shrine is held. The year 2009 marked the 450th anniversary of the Tanabe Festival.

In 1969 this festival, which is filled with much pomp and circumstance, was designated as an intangible folklore cultural asset of Wakayama prefecture.   (*reference: Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau)  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170724tanabe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tanabe-kanko.jp/..
















田辺祭(和歌山県田辺市)

Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka

Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka

24th - 25th July, 2017 | Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka  
The "Daigaku", the only one existing in the city, is made of 79 lanterns hung from arms standing on a pole. A mid-size Daigaku is carried in the park.
   (*reference: OSAKA GOVERNMENT TOURISM BUREAU)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170724daigaku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.osaka-info.jp/..














だいがく祭(大阪市西成区 生根神社)

Jul 23, 2017

Tenjin Matsuri, Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka

Tenjin Matsuri, Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka

24th - 25th July, 2017 | Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka
Tenjin Matsuri is a festival held at the Temmangu Shrine in Osaka that features fireworks and a parade of floating shrines on the Dojima river.  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170724tenjin.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.osaka-info.jp/tenjin_matsuri/












天神祭(大阪天満宮)

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

24th July, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.  
There is oral communication that the fishermen of Fukuura rescued the Netherlands ship which was drifting about Uwakai about the origin of bullfighting in the second half of the 17th century,

and two cows presented as the greeting started by having fought by chance,
the angle of a cow is automatically compared in a field from a farmer building the strong Japanese beef for farming at the Kamakura period,
and there is also an opinion of having made this into amusement.

If bullfighting carries out from it being the spontaneous thing to depend on the combative instinct of a cow, you should think that the origin started with introduction of the cow for farming.  













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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tougyu.com/














「定期闘牛大会」愛媛県宇和島市和霊町

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

23rd & 28th July, 5th, 8th, 18th, 20th and 24th August, 18th September, 9th October, 12th November, 10th and 17th December, 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] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/














熱海海上花火大会

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

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

23rd July, 2017 | 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/170728kunisaki.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

23rd July, 2017 | 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/170728oiwake.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

23rd July, 2017 | 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/170721urawa.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 floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

23rd July, 2017 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref.  
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/170728kumagai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/..         













大杉神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市)

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

23rd July, 2017 | 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/170721abare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/matsuri/dekijima.html












八坂神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市出来島)

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

22nd July - 20th August, 2017 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.
Visitors can take full pleasure in a sea of 210,000 sunflowers that is enclosed on all sides by the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kayagatake, and other mountains in sun-drenched Akeno Town, which gets the longest hours of sunlight in Japan.

Other festive events include photo contests, photo sessions with models, and outdoor markets.   (*reference: Hokuto City Tourism Association)  










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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727hokuto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/kankou/event/pe_0689.html         












北杜市明野サンフラワーフェス(山梨県北杜市)

Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri (dance, parade & fireworks), Kumamoto pref.

Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri (dance, parade & fireworks), Kumamoto pref.

22nd, 29th, 30th July and 5th August, 2017 | Amakusa, Kumamoto  
Amakusa (天草市) is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Amakusa City covers parts of two main islands, and six smaller islets.  











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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720amakusa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://haiya.org/         












天草ほんどハイヤ祭り(熊本県天草市)

Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.
There is a festival in Uwajima, Ehime, featuring a parade dedicated to Gyuki.
Also known as Ushioni, Gyu-Ki is a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a spider.

It is vicious, brutal, and extremely belligerent, and is said to attack and devour humans who walk along beaches.

Its superhuman strength and relentless nature mean that once it sets its sights on you, there is no escape.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170722bull.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://ushioni.gaina.ne.jp/         











和霊大祭・うわじま牛鬼まつり(愛媛県宇和島市)

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

Souma-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

22nd - 24th July, 2017 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.  
Samurai Warrior Festival in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture features about 500 participants in samurai costumes who parade on horseback on a three kilometers course.

After a one-kilometer horse race riders fight for sacred clothes launched into the air in a ritual which is said to date back 1,100 years.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727souma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.city.minamisoma.lg.jp/index.cfm/9,0,77,html         












「相馬野馬追」福島県南相馬市

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, 2017 | 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/170722aizu.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, 2017

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.
Each summer the Omuta Daijayama Festival attracts over 400,000 people who come to Fukuoka prefecture to celebrate an old legend dating back over a thousand years.

Hundreds of volunteers turn out to pull the dashi which are all over 10 meters long.

Over ten dragon floats parade through the main streets in Omuta.

The crowd is overwhelmed by the high level of energy and intensity of the Matsuri. When the Daija spit their fire, spectators will be energized.

There is excitement and joy. Intense emotions are stirred all at once.   (*reference: omuta kankoukyoukai)  











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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727oomuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.omuta-daijayama.com/         












おおむた「大蛇山」まつり(福岡県大牟田市)

Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.

Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.
Unforgettable Japanese culture experiences, amazing food and the world heritage with breathtaking views await you.  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170712ken.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.gloken.net/         
















「けん玉ワールドカップ」広島県廿日市市

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.
Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri Festival of Tsushima Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival is highlighted by two parades of boats on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park;
(1) five Makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds of lighted lanterns under the fireworks display from around 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on first day, and
(2) six danjiri-bune, boats with a doll of a noh play's character each placed atop, from 9 a.m. to around noon on the second day.

Many more events are scheduled during the festival.   (*reference: Japan Times)  












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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727tusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsushima-kankou.com/         













尾張津島天王祭(愛知県津島市)

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima  
Inawashiro (猪苗代町) is a town located in Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan.  












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


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727bandai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.bandaisan.or.jp/













幻想の火祭「磐梯まつり」(福島県猪苗代町)