Apr 30, 2018

Manbu Oneri at Dainenbutsujii Temple in Hirano Ward, Osaka

Manbu Oneri at Dainenbutsujii Temple in Hirano Ward, Osaka

1st - 5th May, 2018 | at Dainenbutsuji Temple in Hirano Ward, Osaka  
Manbu Oneri at Dainenbutsi Temple in Hirano Ward, Osaka has been held since the Edo period. A man with golden mask, dressed as a Buddhist saint, walks around the main hall while monks chant 10,000 sutras in an effort to get the saint to come back to world of the living and lead the spirits of the dead to the “Land of Happiness.”






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180501manbu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.dainenbutsuji.com/oneri/













「万部おねり」大念佛寺(大阪市平野区)

Kakeuma Shinji (performing horse riding) at Fujinomori Shrine, Kyoto

Kakeuma Shinji (performing horse riding) at Fujinomori Shrine, Kyoto

1st - 5th May, 2018 | at Fujinomori Shrine, Fusimi Ward in Kyoto Pref.
Kakeuma Shinji at Fujinomori Shrine Fusimi Ward in Kyoto is an annual horse event with riders performing a number of tricks derived from battlefield techniques.
Some riders hang on to the necks of their horses as they gallop through a shower of imaginary arrows of outrageous fortune.
Others leave behind a trail of paper streamers as they demonstrate the arrow swatting technique.
One of the most difficult moves is when the riders ride on the side of the horse to protect themselves from an imaginary enemy.
Most of the moves require the rider to slide of the saddle so extra attention is given to the saddle to make sure it doesn’t slip.








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「駈馬(かけうま)神事(藤森祭)」藤森神社(京都市伏見区)

Fujihara Matsuri (Spring Festival) at Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Pref.

Fujihara Matsuri (Spring Festival) at Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Pref.

1st - 5th May, 2018 | at Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Pref.
During the Heian Period, the Fujiwara were the most powerful clan in Japan. In 1105, Hiraizumi (平泉) was chosen as the seat of the "Northern branch" of the Fujiwara family. The city steadily grew in cultural sophistication and political power, so that it even came to rival Kyoto, the national capital.  








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180501hiraizumi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://hiraizumi.or.jp/












春の藤原まつり(岩手県平泉町)

Apr 29, 2018

Takaoka Mikuruyama Matsuri (Float Parade), Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.

Takaoka Mikuruyama Matsuri (Float Parade), Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.

30th April - 1st May, 2018 | at Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.
Takaoka (高岡市 Takaoka-shi) is a city located in the northwestern portion of Toyama Prefecture, Japan, and is the central city of its Western District.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180430takaoka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://mikurumayama.jp/gaiyou.html













高岡御車山(みくるまやま)祭(富山県)

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga

29th April - 5th May, 2018 | Arita, Saga  
Arita no Chawan Matsuri or Arita Ceramic Fair in Arita-machi is a famous ceramics festival in Kyushu. Haru Chawan Kokan , or the event of exchanging a used rice bowl for a brand-new one with the autumn design for free of charge, is held from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily during the festival period. Some more events are scheduled during the period.
* Place: Arita-machi, Saga Pref.  
* Access: 1 hr. 20 min. by JR Limited Express “Midori” (the JR Nagasaki Line & the Sasebo Line) from Hakata to Arita Sta.





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180429arita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.arita-toukiichi.or.jp













有田陶器市(佐賀県有田市)

Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

29th April - 5th May, 2018 | Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Medieval pantomime, designated as one of National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. Mibu Kyogen, 30 pantomime skits, have been handed down, and five kinds of which, are performed.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180429mibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.mibudera.com/


















壬生狂言(壬生寺)京都市中京区坊城仏光寺北入る