Jan 31, 2018

Setsubun Yakuyoke Daihoue (end-of-winter grand apotropaic ceremony) at Abiko-Kannon, Osaka

Setsubun Yakuyoke Daihoue (end-of-winter grand apotropaic ceremony) at Abiko-Kannon, Osaka


1st - 7th February, 2018 | at Abiko-Kannon, Osaka   During this period, the temple is crowded with many visitors who come to ward off evil spirits, and pray for good luck and fulfillment of various wishes.
A statue of Sho-kannon, the primary object of devotion at the temple, is open to the public during the period. Goma holy fire prayer service for protection against misfortune will be also held for 3 days.






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180201abiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/
















「節分厄除大法会」あびこ観音(大阪市住吉区)

Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie Prefecture

Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie Prefecture

1st - 5th February, 2018 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture
The largest festival in Owase, held annually on 1–5 February. In the evenings of 2-4 February, men parade around the streets, jostling each other and chanting “Ya Ya” while drinking sake before the “chosen” ones dive into the sea to purify themselves.
The festival ends off with a day-long street parade on the 5th featuring dance performances and an archery contest at Owase Jinja.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180201mie.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.owase.lg.jp/

















尾鷲ヤーヤ祭り(三重県)

Jan 30, 2018

Lucky Bean-throwing Ceremony at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka

Lucky Bean-throwing Ceremony at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka

1st February, 2018 | at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka
Tsutenkaku Tower is a well known Osaka attraction with an observation deck. Tsutenkaku Tower is styled after the Eiffel Tower.  








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180201osaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/index.html











「通天閣 福豆まき」大阪市浪速区恵美須東

Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

31st January - 9th February, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo
Tokyo International Gift Show(TIGS) is the largest International Trade Show in Japan, with the exhibits of personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories.
Established in 1967, TIGS is held semi-annually, each Spring and Autumn at Japan’s state-of-the-art Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) organized by Business Guide-Sha, Inc.
With the Spring 2018, TIGS marks its 81st holdings and houses East Halls 1-6, West Halls 1-4 & Atrium (total of 82,660m2) of the Tokyo Big Sight.  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180206gift.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.giftshow.co.jp/english/













「東京インターナショナル・ギフト・ショー春」東京ビッグサイト

Jan 29, 2018

Shiretoko Fantasia (Aurora & Snow Fetival), Hokkaido

Shiretoko Fantasia (Aurora & Snow Fetival), Hokkaido

30th January - 28th February, 2018 | Shiretoko, Hokkaido
This is Shiretoko’s winter event to enjoy cold winter and drift ice coming into the Sea of Okhotsk. “Aurora Fantasy” is the main event of the festival.
The event was started to recreate the real Aurora that appeared on a night sky of Shiretoko in 1958. Dynamic music, beams of light and smokes from burning straws create a fantasy world.     
›› Site: Shari Town, Utoro Onsen Oronko-iwa (special event site: Ryuhyo-shizen-koen) 






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shiretoko.asia/    ››  http://www.visitshiretoko.com/en/event.html












知床流氷フェス(北海道斜里郡斜里町知床ウトロ温泉)

Jan 28, 2018

Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island, Tokyo

Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island, Tokyo

28th January - 25th March, 2018 | Oshima island, Tokyo   Various species of camellia are usually in bloom during the festival period on this island. A demonstration of folk dance is held at Motomachi Port on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180127tsubaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tokaikisen-tsubaki.jp/











伊豆大島 椿まつり