Aug 31, 2018

The Yosakoi; O-Edo Soran Matsuri (dance festival), Kiba Park, Tokyo

The Yosakoi; O-Edo Soran Matsuri (dance festival), Kiba Park, Tokyo

2nd September, 2018 | at Kiba Park, Tokyo
A large Yosakoi-dance competition festival.  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180908kiba.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://ooedo-soran.jp/













ザ・よさこい 大江戸ソーラン祭り(東京都江東区 木場公園)

Aug 30, 2018

Owara Kaze-no-Bon (dance parade festival), Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

Owara Kaze-no-Bon (dance parade festival), Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

1st - 3rd September, 2018 | Toyama City, Toyama Pref.
This is a traditional folk event to appease the wind and pray for a bountiful crop, and is held every year for three days from September 1st.
It corresponds to the 210th day from the first day of spring according to the traditional Japanese calendar and is considered a day often beset by calamities when farmers are frequently struck by typhoons.
Although there are many explanations about its origins, it is generally believed that the Bon ritual of paying homage to ancestors merged with a festival praying for a rich harvest.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180901kaze.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yatsuo.net/kazenobon/











おわら風の盆(富山県富山市)

Aug 29, 2018

Hassaku Matsuri, Yamato Town, Kumamoto Pref.

Hassaku Matsuri, Yamato Town, Kumamoto Pref.

1st & 2nd September, 2018 | Yamato Town, Kumamoto Pref.
This is a traditional festival with a 240-year history. 
The main attraction is the giant creations skillfully made by individual communities, with pinecones and other wild plants that grow in Yabe. 
These express the society and people’s wishes with a sense of humor.   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180906hsk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://kumanago.jp/event/..











八朔祭(熊本県上益城郡山都町)

Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine Reitaisai, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine Reitaisai, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

1st & 2nd September, 2018 | Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine was built more than 500 years ago in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to put the area under divine protection. 
The event begins with purification rites at eight areas around Shimokitazawa, after which there will be performances of wadaiko (Japanese drums) and kagura (traditional Shinto dance). 
Entertainment will come on the second day with Nihon buyō (Japanese dance) and bugaku (ancient court dance), but what visitors absolutely can’t miss is a parade of around 20 mikoshi (portable shrines) that will start at 1 p.m. The procession will begin on Daizawa Sansaro Street near the post office and head to the shrine.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180904siktzwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.burari-shimokitazawa.com/topicDetail.html?topic.id=516














北澤八幡秋まつり(東京都世田谷区代沢)

Aug 28, 2018

Eisa Festival (island wide festival) in Okinawa Pref.

Eisa Festival (island wide festival) in Okinawa Pref.

31st August - 2nd September, 2018 | island wide in Okinawa Pref.
Eisa Festival is an island wide festival in Okinawa that features young men and women in traditional costumes performing a bon dance to the musical accompaniment of samisen and drums. It honor ancestors.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180823eisa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.zentoeisa.com/












沖縄全島エイサーまつり

Aug 27, 2018

Nagoya Antique Fair at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi

Nagoya Antique Fair at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi

Over 200 stalls to explore at Chubu area’s largest antique’s fair. From kimonos and armour to toys and retro items, a wide range of both Japanese and Western antiques will be on sale.   (*reference: Nagoya International Center)   








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










名古屋骨董祭(名古屋市吹上ホール)