Jul 20, 2017

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

21st & 22nd July, 2017 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.  
Heso Matsuri in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture features belly dances by dancers who have faces drawn around their navels.  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170727heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/














渋川へそ祭り(群馬県渋川市)

Jul 19, 2017

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

21st & 22nd July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  
Tsubame absorbed the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida (both from Nishikanbara District) to create the new and expanded city of Tsubame.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170726tubame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tsubame-kankou.jp/event/event_matsuri.html














吉田まつり(新潟県燕市)

Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.

Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.

20th & 27th July, 2017 | Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.  
Sagi-Mai Festival in the small town of Tsuwano in the Shimane Prefecture draws spectators from all over Japan to watch the unique 'Heron Dance.'  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720sagimai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tsuwano-kanko.net/












「津和野祇園祭(鷺舞神事)」(島根県津和野町)

Jul 18, 2017

Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa

Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa

20th & 21st July, 2017 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.  
Iida-machi Toroyama matsuri is a historic lantern festival dedicated to Kasuga Shrine.
This festival has been held in Iida-machi Okunotosuzu-shi for more than 370 years.

The climax of the festival is when 9 floats go around the town and among them, 3 huge floats called Toroyama(H:16 m, W:5.5 ton) are very popular among the visitors.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720suzu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://toroyama.nt08.com/















飯田燈籠山祭り(石川県珠洲市飯田町)

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama

19th - 23rd July, 2017 | Kumagaya, Saitama
Annual Festival of the shrine features a parade of beautifully decorated 12 floats to the tune of festival music daily during the period.

The highlight of this festival is tatakiai in which young men compete in drumming on the floats.  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170721uciwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://uchiwamatsuri.com/         













関東一の祇園 熊谷うちわ祭

Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Chichibu City, Saitama

Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Chichibu City, Saitama

19th - 20th July, 2017 | Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.
For more than 300 years, the townfolk of Chichibu, in the mountains of Saitama, have celebrated Kawase Matsuri.
Inspired by the famous festival of Kyoto, it is also known as Chichibu's O-Gion.

In fact, in the precincts of Chichibu Shrine is a small Yasaka Shrine associated with the main one in Kyoto, and the kami of both shrines are honored at this festival.

Rites include an evening children's parade, a midnight drawing of sacred water from the river, and the next-day procession of magnificent floats bedecked with umbrellas of paper flowers.   (*reference: JNTO)  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170719cicibu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://navi.city.chichibu.lg.jp/festival/kawase/















秩父川瀬祭(埼玉県秩父市)

Jul 17, 2017

Taiko Matsuri (drum festival) at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto

Taiko Matsuri (drum festival) at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto

15th - 16th July, 2017 | at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto  
Yawata (八幡市) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The Iwashimizu Hachimangu is located in Yawata.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170717yawata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.kankou-yawata.org/htdocs/?page_id=20#i01













太鼓まつり(高良社祭) 京都府八幡市