Dec 31, 2017

Bugaku (ancient court music & dance), Miyajima, Hiroshima

Bugaku (ancient court music & dance), Miyajima, Hiroshima

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th January, 2018 | at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima  
The traditional Bugaku, ancient musical court-dance, of Itsukushima Shrine has been handed down through the generations from the day of Taira-no-Kiyomori.
The elegant Bugaku performed to the accompaniment of Gagaku music on a grand vermilion colored stage that is reflected beautifully on the blue sea, is reminiscent of the culture glory of the Heian Period.





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180101bugaku.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/culture/culture_bugaku.html














嚴島神社の舞楽(広島県)

Nyoudousai (Fire Festival) at Oomiwa Shrine, Sakurai City, Nara Pref.

Nyoudousai (Fire Festival) at Oomiwa Shrine, Sakurai City, Nara Pref.

1st January, 2018 | at Oomiwa Shrine, Sakurai City, Nara Pref.
Ōmiwa jinja, also known as Miwa Shrine (三輪神社 Miwa-jinja, alternately written as 三輪明神 Miwa-myōjin), is a Shinto shrine located in Sakurai, Nara, Japan.
The shrine is noted because it contains no sacred images or objects because it is believed to serve Mount Miwa, the mountain on which it stands.  







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180101oomiwa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www3.pref.nara.jp/kankou/dd.aspx?itemid=1802













「大神神社 繞道祭(おおみわじんじゃ にょうどうさい)」

Dec 30, 2017

Gae-Tae-Sai (Straw Ring Rising Festival), Kamishima Island, Toba City, Mie Pref.

Gae-Tae-Sai (Straw Ring Rising Festival), Kamishima Island, Toba City, Mie Pref.

1st January, 2018 | Kamishima Island, Toba City, Mie Pref.
Toba is located on the northern half of Shima Peninsula in far eastern Mie Prefecture, facing Ise Bay of the Pacific Ocean. The area is famous for oysters and for cultured pearls. Much of the city is within the borders of the Ise-Shima National Park.  











# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180101geta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://tobakanko.jp/














「ゲーター祭」三重県鳥羽市神島

Buriwake Shinji (Yellow Tail Fish Festival), at Kamo Shrine, Imizu City, Toyama

Buriwake Shinji (Yellow Tail Fish Festival), at Kamo Shrine, Imizu City, Toyama

1st January, 2018 | at Kamo Shrine, Imizu City, Toyama
Imizu (射水市 Imizu-shi) is a city located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 93,215 and a population density of 854 persons per km². The total area is 109.18 km².  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180101fish.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.imizu-kanko.jp/www/event/detail.jsp?id=228















「鰤分け神事」加茂神社(富山県射水市)

Naked Festival at Maedanome, Goshogawara City, Aomori Pref.

Naked Festival at Maedanome, Goshogawara City, Aomori Pref.

1st January, 2018 | Goshogawara City, Aomori Pref.
Goshogawara occupies two discontinuous areas on Tsugaru Peninsula in western Aomori Prefecture. The larger section is landlocked, and is in the middle of the peninsula, and the smaller section is on the Sea of Japan coast.  





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180101maeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00004063.html














「前田野目裸参り」青森県五所川原市

Dec 29, 2017

Ueno Ameyoko Market Year End Big Sale, Tokyo

Ueno Ameyoko Market Year End Big Sale, Tokyo

late December, 2017 | at Ameyoko Market, Ueno, Tokyo
Ueno Ameyoko is one of the most famous and vital shopping street in Japan. Ameyoko is always lively and full of people.







# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/171231ameyoko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/taito/spot/y_001.html














「上野アメ横(商店街)」毎年、恒例の 威勢のいい声が飛び交います。