Jan 18, 2019

Hyakudan Hina Doll Festival, at Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo

Hyakudan Hina Doll Festival, at Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo

18th January - 10th March, 2019 | Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo
Hina Matsuri (Girls' Day) is celebrated on March 3, when families with female children nationwide will display a set of ornamental dolls in a prominent place in their homes.
The dolls wear the decorative robes of the ancient Imperial court, and families typically use the occasion to pray for their children's health and happiness. 
Hyakudan Hina Doll Festival, at Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo

One of the largest collection of dolls will once again be displayed at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo in Meguro Ward. The annual event has attracted more than 470,000 visitors over the past eight years.
The ninth edition of the event starts Friday and the dolls will be on display through March 11 in eight rooms in the hotel's graceful Hyakudan Kaidan (100-step staircase). Around 500 exhibits will be on display, with dolls coming from such far-flung places as Shiga and Gifu prefectures.
The Jippo-no-Ma room, for example, will display dolls that were once owned by Omi merchants, while the Seisui-no-Ma room will feature dolls that belonged to the daughter of daimyo Ii Naosuke (1815-60).
The Seiko-no-Ma room, meanwhile, will showcase clay figures that reflect the fashion of the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-26) eras.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190119mgr.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/event/hinamatsuri2019











百段雛まつり|目黒雅叙園(東京都目黒区)

Jan 17, 2019

Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.

Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.

18th - 20th January, 2019 | Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.
Misato (美郷町 Misato-chō) is a town located in Higashiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The town was formed on January 1, 2006 from the merger of the villages of Kitagō, Nangō and Saigō, all from Higashiusuki District.   








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190125misato.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.miyazaki-misato.lg.jp/2524.htm











「師走まつり」宮崎県 美郷町

Japan Fishing Festival 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

Japan Fishing Festival 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

18th - 20th January, 2019 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.
Pacifico Yokohama is a convention center in Japan located in the western region of Minato Mirai Nishi-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The word "Pacifico" which stands for "Pacific" is derived from the Latin "pacificus" ("peace" in English), primarily meaning "peaceful" or "quiet".   







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190322fish.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.fishingshow.jp/











「国際フィッシングショー2019」パシフィコ横浜(神奈川県)

Onza Hiho Daranie (Moja Okuri) at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Onza Hiho Daranie (Moja Okuri) at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo

18th January, 2019 | at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Buddhist rite. Two devils with burning torches emerge from the darkness and run around in the compound of the temple, and then disappear into the darkness. It is believed that those who are showered by the sparks of the burning torches are assured of good health throughout the year.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190118ak.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.senso-ji.jp/









「温座秘法陀羅尼会 (亡者送り)」東京都台東区浅草

Toh-shiya (Archery Contest) at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto

Toh-shiya (Archery Contest) at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto

17th January, 2019 | at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto

Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away   
Archers compete against each other in the 120-meter long Sanjusangen-do Temple, which is the world's longest wooden structure. 
The l meter in diameter target is positioned 60 meters away, so a high level of expertise is required. 
As this event marks the first shooting of arrows in the New Year, it is also called "New Year archery" and is held on the Sunday closest to January 15th. Advanced-level archers, as well as 20-year-olds gather there from all over the country. 
In Japan, coming of age occurs when turning twenty. Rows of young women dressed in kimono in celebration of entering adulthood draw their bows, creating a very impressive sight.






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190113kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.kyoto.travel/  ››  http://sanjusangendo.jp/











通し矢 大的大会(おおまとたいかい)三十三間堂(京都)