Jun 29, 2018

Abare Matsuri (Act Up Festival), Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Abare Matsuri (Act Up Festival), Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

6th & 7th July, 2018 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.
Abare Festival is reputed the most 'fierce' festivals in not only for Japanese people but also for non-Japanese people, who often call it "the Fire & Violence Festival". 
Visitors can watch kiriko (Noto’s unique illuminated lantern floats) and mikoshi (portable shrines) being carried through the streets, eat delicious festival foods, hear taiko drums and see many people dressed in their summer festival wear.   (*reference: wiki)   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180705abare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.noto.lg.jp/...
















あばれ祭(石川県鳳珠郡能登町)

Jun 28, 2018

Murakami Taisai Festival, Murakami City, Niigata Pref.

Murakami Taisai Festival, Murakami City, Niigata Pref.

6th & 7th July, 2018 | Murakami City, Niigata Pref.
Murakami Taisai Festival of Haguro Shrine, Murakami, Niigata Pref., features a parade of three mikoshi (portable shrines) and 19 oshagiri (beautifully sculptured and lacquered floats) following children in traditional attire along the city's main streets.   (*reference: Japan Times)   









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180706mkts.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.murakami.lg.jp/site/kanko/murakami-taisai.html











「村上大祭」新潟県村上市

Hakata Gion Yamagasa (parade, dance and music), Fukuoka Pref.

Hakata Gion Yamagasa (parade, dance and music), Fukuoka Pref.

1st - 15th July, 2018 | Kushida Jinja Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.
A resplendent and gallant summer festival with men racing through the streets while bearing 1-ton floats on their shoulders
Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.   (*reference: JNTO)




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180701yamagasa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.hakatayamakasa.com/index.php












博多祗園山笠

Jun 27, 2018

Fu-Chin-Taisai (Wind Gods Festival) at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara

Fu-Chin-Taisai (Wind Gods Festival) at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara

1st July, 2018 | at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara
Tatsuta Shrine (Tatsuta-taisha) is a Shinto shrine located in Sangō, Nara in Japan. 
The shrine is also known in Japanese (esp. formerly) as Tatsuta-jinja. 
The Shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan. 
These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines including the Tatsuta Shrine.   (*reference: wiki)   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180707fuchin.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kasugano.com/kankou/summer/...












風鎮大祭(奈良県生駒郡 龍田大社)

Tega-bayashi (Summer Festival; Anbasama) at Kashiwa City, Chiba

Tega-bayashi (Summer Festival; Anbasama) at Kashiwa City, Chiba

1st July, 2018 | Kashiwa City, Chiba   A parade with floats and portable shrines, and a chance to see Tega-Bayashi, an Intangible Cultural Asset in Kashiwa City. There will also be plenty of street vendor stalls set up.   (*reference: Kashiwa City)   









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180707kasiwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://maruchiba.jp/sys/data/index/page/id/13679










手賀ばやし(千葉県柏市手賀)