May 31, 2018

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri (float parade & battle), Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri (float parade & battle), Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.

1st & 2nd June, 2018 | Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.
This festival lantern costs well over a month's worth of hard work and late nights, mentions a 60-something woman who just befriended you.
It also took reams of crumpled washi, and swaths of clothing stained red with food dye, she informs.
The lanterns must be over five meters tall, and you're just now getting to wondering why they all have other multiple meters' worth of thick tree trunks jutting out from the bottom.

Taking a closer look at the other teams as you pass them by, you realize that each group's happi and hairstyles are a little different, the songs and chants they are shouting, the drumbeats they are playing, the dances they are performing, unique to each. (*reference: japantravel)







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180607andon.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.info-toyama.com/_event/000545.html














津沢夜高あんどん祭り(富山県小矢部市)

May 30, 2018

Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref.

Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref.

1st & 2nd June, 2018 | Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.
Yokohama Port Festival features a fireworks display in which 7,000 fireworks are set off from the sea in front of Yamashita Park in Yokohama.






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180608yokohama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kaikosai.com











横浜開港祭:みなとみらいでイベント多数!

May 29, 2018

Kifune Matsuri at Kifune Jinja Shrine, Kyoto

Kifune Matsuri at Kifune Jinja Shrine, Kyoto

The scene of an ancient boat party on a river is reproduced by some 20 boats in the town of Kyoto
1st June, 2018 | Kifune Jinja Shrine, Kyoto

The scene of a boat party on a river from 1,000 years ago is reproduced by some 20 boats on the Oigawa River flowing through Arashiyama in Kyoto.
Every year, 100,000 tourists come to view this graceful spectacle. This is an event organized by the Kurumazaki Shrine standing close to the river, and originates in a ceremony that was held upon receiving the Emperor on his visit to this land.

After a ritual held at the shrine at noon, people dressed in ancient costumes proceed along the beautiful Togetsukyo Bridge and board the boats. Their costumes are very colorful, and you will also see cute little children who are dressed in kimono, too.
Also interesting are the boats which have dragon heads or birds' heads designed on the prow. Each boat has its assigned role, for example, there is a boat carrying musicians who play music, while dance performances are given on another boat, or poetry is recited on a different boat.
Sensu fans of all colors are floated on the water surface by ladies dressed in 12 layers of kimono known as juni-hitoe, producing a most exquisite and graceful spectacle.

Kurumazaki Shrine is also well-known for its patron deity of the performing arts. It is therefore visited by many famous stars who come here to offer prayers so that they can give better stage performances or rise in popularity. If you wish to sing or dance better, it might be a good idea to pay a visit to this shrine. (*reference: JNTO)








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180601kifune.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 














『貴船祭』京都市左京区鞍馬貴船町

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Festival in the Tsuzawa district of Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Festival in the Tsuzawa district of Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture

31st May - 2nd June, 2018 | Tsuzawa district of Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture
In some parts of the Hokuriku region, traditional andon (paper lanterns) light up the streets at this time of year.
One place is in the Tsuzawa district of Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture, as part of the Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Festival.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180601ytk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oyabe.info/archives/4301/












津沢夜高あんどん祭(富山県小矢部市津沢市街地)

May 28, 2018

Special exhibition Taisho MODANZU-Yma Taisho jury and the Tokyo modern design, at Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo


Special exhibition Taisho MODANZU-Yma Taisho jury and the Tokyo modern design, at Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo
Special exhibition Taisho MODANZU-Yma Taisho jury and the Tokyo modern design, at Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo

8th June - 7th August, 2018 | The Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo
We'll hold "Taisho MODANZU-Yma Taisho jury and the Tokyo modern design-" from Friday, June 8, 2018 by Hibiya Library and Museum. The popular reproduction printed matter called "Yma Julie" was many, and a book, a magazine, pamphlet, a picture postcard and a bill were produced by development of the mass media and innovation of a printing technique to Taisho-Showa beginnings.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/180608cy_art.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://www.library.chiyoda.tokyo.jp/hibiya/











大正モダーンズ 大正イマジュリィと東京モダンデザイン(日比谷図書文化館 東京都千代田区日比谷公園)