Feb 28, 2018

Snow Festival with Fire Works at Yuzawa Onsen Ski Trail, Niigata Pref.

Snow Festival with Fire Works at Yuzawa Onsen Ski Trail, Niigata Pref.

3rd March, 2018 | at Yuzawa Onsen Ski Trail, Niigata Pref.
In the winter season, Yuzawa town holds a series of the events under the theme "snow and shining lights".
Set against a canvas of pure white snow, candles and illuminations lend the town an almost ethereal beauty.
Of the multitude of ski resorts in the area, no less than 14 resorts hold firework displays during the winter period. Each display is held to a different theme, with different styles - plenty to enjoy!  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180302yuzawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/yuzawa/kyoukai/event/ZB0001.html










湯沢温泉雪まつり花火大会(新潟県 湯沢高原布場ゲレンデ)

Urasa Hadaka Oshiai Festival in Minami-Uonuma City, Niigata Pref.

Urasa Hadaka Oshiai Festival in Minami-Uonuma City, Niigata Pref.

3rd March, 2018 | in Minami-Uonuma City, Niigata Pref.  
Urasa Hadaka Oshiai Festival in Yamato, Niigata Prefecture is one of Japan's most famous naked festivals. Scores of near-naked young men compete to reach a Buddha statue in Bishamondo Temple hall. They also run around carrying massive 75 pound rolled up scrolls.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180303urasa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/sys/data?page-id=2042













「浦佐毘沙門堂裸押合大祭」新潟県南魚沼市浦佐

Feb 27, 2018

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/180322heiwajima.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)

Omizutori, a Water-Drawing Ritual, at Nigatsu-do Hall in Todaiji Temple, Nara

Omizutori, a Water-Drawing Ritual, at Nigatsu-do Hall in Todaiji Temple, Nara

1st - 14th March, 2018 | Todaiji Temple, Nara  
Omizutori is the commonly used name for Shunie, a series of events held annually from March 1 to 14 at Todaiji Temple.
This collection of Buddhist repentance rituals has been held every year for over 1250 years, making it the one of the oldest reoccurring Buddhist events in Japan.

Omizutori is performed at Nigatsudo Hall, a sub complex of Todaiji, which stands not far from the temple's main hall on the slope of a hill.
Nigatsudo literally means "second month hall", referring to the second month of the lunar calendar, when Omizutori has traditionally been held.
The second month of the lunar calendar roughly corresponds to March of the solar calendar.





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180301nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.todaiji.or.jp/











お水取り (奈良・東大寺 二月堂)

Feb 26, 2018

Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials, at Tokyo Station Gallery

Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials, at Tokyo Station Gallery

3rd March - 6th May, 2018 | Tokyo Station Gallery
With enormous projects inside and outside Japan, world-class architect Kengo Kuma (b. 1954) is constantly on the move.
This exhibition is a major survey of his projects from the past 30 years, projects underpinned by Kuma's intimate knowledge of Eastern and Western thought, both past and present, and his own innovative concepts, which include his ideas on “makeru kenchiku (defeated architecture)” and “shizen na kenchiku (natural architecture).”
The exhibition focuses in particular on materials, which Kuma has dialoged with extensively through his work, and is organized by category of primary material, including bamboo, wood, paper, stone and earth. It attempts to provide an overview of Kuma's work from the standpoint of “things.”
The liberation of “things,” it is proposed, creates the possibility of an architecture that mediates between human sensibility and awareness and the larger environment.  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180303kuma_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/exhibition.html









くまのもの 隈研吾とささやく物質、かたる物質(東京ステーションギャラリー)

Ohtematic 2018, at KIRISHIMA Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima

Ohtematic 2018, at KIRISHIMA Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima


27th February - 15th March, 2018 | KIRISHIMA Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
Kirishima Open-Air Museum is Kagoshima Prefecture’s premier center for cultural and artistic exchange where visitors can enjoy sculptures of high artistic value seamlessly exhibited in the natural landscapes of the Kirishima woods, while appreciating the beauty of nature itself.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180227k_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://open-air-museum.org/en/















大寺聡展|霧島アートの森(鹿児島県湧水町)