15 Dec
16 Dec

Akiha Fire Festival

Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.

Over 1000 Years Night See Chubu

There are roughly 400 shrines throughout Japan that contain the name Akiha.  The main Akihasan Hongu Akiha Shrine is the stage for this festival. Since the deity of this shrine is the famous protector against fire, companies in the fire-prevention and energy industries come from all over the country to...

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There are roughly 400 shrines throughout Japan that contain the name Akiha.  The main Akihasan Hongu Akiha Shrine is the stage for this festival. Since the deity of this shrine...

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9 Nov

Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi

Sukagawa City, Fukushima Pref.

Over 400 Years Caution ! Night Join Tohoku

One of the three major fire festivals of Japan, the Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi is a tradition with over 420 years of history. It is said to have originated when locals first mourned the lives of the many people who died during Masamune Date's (the military commander of current day Miyagi...

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One of the three major fire festivals of Japan, the Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi is a tradition with over 420 years of history. It is said to have originated when locals...

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2 Dec
3 Dec

Chichibu Night Festival

Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.

Over 100 Years Night See Kanto

【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The highlights of the Chichibu Yomatsuri are the floats and the fireworks. The six floats, representing each neighborhood of the city include intricate carvings and are decorated in gorgeous embroidery with gold threads, and can weigh up to 20 tons. There are over 150 to 200 men...

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【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The highlights of the Chichibu Yomatsuri are the floats and the fireworks. The six floats, representing each neighborhood of the city include intricate carvings and are decorated...

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2 Nov
4 Nov

Karatsu Kunchi

Karatsu City, Saga Pref.

Over 100 Years Caution ! Afternoon See Kyushu

【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Karatsu Kunchi, a festival celebrated for a rich harvest and prosperity in business, features large floats called Hikiyama that run through the city. Starting in 1819 with the offering of the Hikiyama known as Akajishi to the local deities as a way to cruise the city...

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【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Karatsu Kunchi, a festival celebrated for a rich harvest and prosperity in business, features large floats called Hikiyama that run through the city. Starting in 181...

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20 Nov

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi (Ni no Tori)

Taito City, Tokyo Pref.

Over 100 Years Night See Tokyo

Tori-no-ichi is a market held at Otori Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo. The “Ichiban-taiko” drums struck at midnight signaling the beginning of November’s day of “Tori” kicks-off the market held for a duration of 24 hours. Tori is the rooster in the twelve Zodiac signs (a sequence of animal names used...

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Tori-no-ichi is a market held at Otori Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo. The “Ichiban-taiko” drums struck at midnight signaling the beginning of November’s day of “Tori” kicks-off the market held for...

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