27 Oct
29 Oct

Imari Tontenton

Imari City, Saga Pref.

Over 100 Years Caution ! Afternoon See Kyushu

The Imari Tontenton is a Shinko-sai festival at Imari Shrine, located on the riverbanks of Imari river in Imari City, Saga Pref. The festival is also known as Imari Kunchi, and has continued for over 200 years. “Gassen” battles between floats are held in multiple locations throughout the neighbourhood during...

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The Imari Tontenton is a Shinko-sai festival at Imari Shrine, located on the riverbanks of Imari river in Imari City, Saga Pref. The festival is also known as Imari Kunchi...

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8 Oct

Kitsune no Yomatsuri

Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Pref.

All Day Join Hokuriku

This Festival started in 1989 and is based on the folktale of Fujigoro Kitsune, the story of a fox handed down through generations in the Tochigahara area of Kashiwazaki City.  In front of the Tochigahara Shrine, a giant Aburaage (thin fried tofu) the size of one Tatami mat (approx. 182cm...

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This Festival started in 1989 and is based on the folktale of Fujigoro Kitsune, the story of a fox handed down through generations in the Tochigahara area of Kashiwazaki City. ...

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7 Oct
9 Oct

Naha Ohtsunahiki Matsuri ~NAHA GIANT TUG OF WAR FESTIVAL~

Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Over 400 Years Afternoon Join Okinawa

The Naha Giant Tug of War Festival, said to have started in 1450, boasts a long and proud history as one of Okinawa's largest events. The most excited part of this festival is the giant tug of war featuring a rope that is so big it is recorded in the...

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The Naha Giant Tug of War Festival, said to have started in 1450, boasts a long and proud history as one of Okinawa's largest events. The most excited part of...

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4 Oct
6 Oct

Nihonmatsu no Chouchin Matsuri

Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Pref.

Over 100 Years All Day See Tohoku

The Nihonmatsu no Chouchin Matsuri is designated as one of Fukushima Prefecture's important intangible folk cultural assets and boasts over 350 years of tradition as the Nihonmatsu Shrine's annual grand festival. What sets this festival apart from the rest is the 3,000 red chochin lanterns that cast a beautiful red...

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The Nihonmatsu no Chouchin Matsuri is designated as one of Fukushima Prefecture's important intangible folk cultural assets and boasts over 350 years of tradition as the Nihonmatsu Shrine's annual grand...

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7 Oct
8 Oct

The Danjiri Matsuri in Kishiwada

Kishiwada City, Osaka Pref.

Over 100 Years All Day See Kansai

There are no other comparisons thinkable when it comes to the unparalleled relationship between Danjiri Matsuri and the people of Kishiwada. They have a unique calendar that begins with September—the starting month of the festival—and children born in Kishiwada learn how to pull the Danjiri (float) ropes before any other...

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There are no other comparisons thinkable when it comes to the unparalleled relationship between Danjiri Matsuri and the people of Kishiwada. They have a unique calendar that begins with September—the...

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