Jan 31, 2019

Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie Prefecture

Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie Prefecture

1st - 5th February, 2019 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture
The largest festival in Owase, held annually on 1–5 February. In the evenings of 2-4 February, men parade around the streets, jostling each other and chanting “Ya Ya” while drinking sake before the “chosen” ones dive into the sea to purify themselves. The festival ends off with a day-long street parade on the 5th featuring dance performances and an archery contest at Owase Jinja.   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190201mie.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.owase.lg.jp/









尾鷲ヤーヤ祭り(三重県)

Jan 30, 2019

Lucky Bean-throwing Ceremony at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka

Lucky Bean-throwing Ceremony at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka

1st February, 2019 | at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka
Tsutenkaku Tower is a well known Osaka attraction with an observation deck. Tsutenkaku Tower is styled after the Eiffel Tower.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190201osaka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/index.html










「通天閣 福豆まき」大阪市浪速区恵美須東

Jan 29, 2019

Icicles at Ashigakubo, town of Yokoze, Saitama

Icicles at Ashigakubo, town of Yokoze, Saitama

5th January - 24th February, 2019 | at Ashigakubo, town of Yokoze, Saitama
Visiting illuminated displays is a popular thing to do during the chilly winter months, and Saitama Prefecture certainly does not disappoint when it comes to such spectacles.
The town of Yokoze will offer the dazzling sight of illuminated icicles covering an area mountainside. Stroll down designated paths through the icy venue for a great view of the colorful display, which will remain open to the public until February. The icicles will be lit up mostly on weekends from sunset.   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190105agk.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.yokoze.org/













「あしがくぼの氷柱」埼玉県秩父郡横瀬町

Daruma Ichi, at Takahata Fudoson Temple, Hino, Tokyo

Daruma Ichi, at Takahata Fudoson Temple, Hino, Tokyo

28th January, 2019 | at Takahata Fudoson Temple, Hino, Tokyo
First fair of Daruma. Around 150 open-air stalls selling Daruma are set up. The festival features Chigo-Gyoretsu (a parade of children in fancy attire).   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190128drm.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/








高幡不動尊金剛寺 だるま市(東京都日野市)

Jan 28, 2019

Shiretoko Fantasia (Aurora & Snow Fetival), Hokkaido

Shiretoko Fantasia (Aurora & Snow Fetival), Hokkaido

30th January - 28th February, 2019 | Shiretoko, Hokkaido
This is Shiretoko’s winter event to enjoy cold winter and drift ice coming into the Sea of Okhotsk. “Aurora Fantasy” is the main event of the festival. The event was started to recreate the real Aurora that appeared on a night sky of Shiretoko in 1958. Dynamic music, beams of light and smokes from burning straws create a fantasy world.      ›› Site: Shari Town, Utoro Onsen Oronko-iwa (special event site: Ryuhyo-shizen-koen)  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190205siretoko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.shiretoko.asia/    ››  http://www.visitshiretoko.com/en/event.html










知床流氷フェス(北海道斜里郡斜里町知床ウトロ温泉)

Jan 27, 2019

Hibuse-Matsuri (Fire Festival) at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa

Hibuse-Matsuri (Fire Festival) at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa

28th January, 2019 | at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa
Odawara occupies the Ashigara Plains, in the far western portion of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is bordered by the Hakone Mountains to the north and west, the Sakawa River to the east and Sagami Bay of the Pacific Ocean to the south.   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190128manpuku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/










「満福寺の火伏まつり」満福寺(神奈川県 小田原市)