Dec 12, 2017

Ako Gishisai Festival, December 14, Tokyo and Hyogo

Ako Gishisai Festival, December 14, Tokyo and Hyogo

Ako Gishisai is the memorial festival of Chushingura at Sengakuji temple, Tokyo and Ako-City, Hyogo. It's held in December 14 which is the day Chushingura happens. Chushingura is one of the most favorite Samurai story since Edo period. Today, it is still popular and many people visit here and pray for loyal Samurai. Afternoon, there is the parade of Ako Roshi start from Zojoji temple and finish at Sengakuji in front of the grave of Asano Naganori just like the real story of Chushingura. 










# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171214ako-gisi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.ako.lg.jp/ / ››  http://www.sengakuji.or.jp/















赤穂義士祭

Koto Hajime (Start up doing things for New Year), Gion, Kyoto

Koto Hajime (Start up doing things for New Year), Gion, Kyoto

13th December, 2017 | Gion, Kyoto
From around 10:00, geiko and maiko in each Kagai (maiko & geiko districts) go out to visit their teachers and others to thank them for their support; They bring kagami-mochi special New Year's rice cake to their teachers.  






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171213gion.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.e-kyoto.net/kankou/12/13













祇園・事始め(京都)

Dec 11, 2017

Daito-sai (ceremony for newly-harvested rice), Chikuma, Nagano

Daito-sai (ceremony for newly-harvested rice), Chikuma, Nagano

10th - 14th December, 2017 | Chikuma City, Nagano Pref.
Chikuma City is located in the valley of the Chikuma River, south of Nagano City, at the junction of the Joshin-etsu Expressway and the Nagano Expressway.   (*reference: Wiki)  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171210chikuma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tanalog.com/chikuma-city/2007/08/24/1187918367235.html












大頭祭(長野県千曲市)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)

10th and 17th December, 2017
Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai or Fireworks Display over Atami Beach, Atami, Shizuoka Pref., is scheduled from 8:20 pm to 8:45 pm (about 3,000 fireworks).




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170412atami.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/













熱海海上花火大会

Sumo by masked ladies, Fuigo Festival, at Itoshima, Fukuoka

Sumo by masked ladies, Fuigo Festival, at Itoshima, Fukuoka

10th December, 2017 | Itoshima, Fukuoka
Fuigo Matsuri takes place each year in December at Masue Goro Inari Shrine in Itoshima, and is the site of a very unique tradition – Women’s Blindfolded Sumo!  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/171210fuigo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000002336














ふいご大祭 目かくし女相撲(松末五郎稲荷神社)福岡県糸島市二丈松末

Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.

Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.

9th - 24th December, 2017 | on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.
The Tottori Sand Dunes (Tottori Sakyu) are the largest sand dunes in Japan and Tottori's most famous tourist attraction. Located just outside the city center, they span roughly 16 kilometers of coast along of the Sea of Japan and are up to two kilometers wide and 50 meters high. They are part of the Sanin Kaigan National Park.  








# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] www.goldenjipangu.com/171214tottori.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tottori-sakyu.jp/














山陰最大のイルミネーションイベント「鳥取砂丘イリュージョン」