5 Jun
9 Jun

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Sapporo City, Hokkaido Pref.

Night Join Hokkaido

Sapporo, the city of snow during winter, becomes lush with green in June.In this city, the amazing festival YOSAKOI Soran is held in and around Menuki Street and Odori Park.This festival began in 1992. Its roots lie in the Yosakoi Festival of Kochi prefecture and is a unique blend that...

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Sapporo, the city of snow during winter, becomes lush with green in June.In this city, the amazing festival YOSAKOI Soran is held in and around Menuki Street and Odori Park.This...

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8 Jun

Chagu-chagu Umakko

Morioka & Takizawa City – Yahaba Town, Iwate Pref.

Afternoon See Tohoku

This festival features approximately 100 horses dressed up in all colors imaginable, parading through the towns. The horses march a 13km route from Onikoshi Sozen Shrine to Morioka Hachimangu Shrine taking 4 hours. One hour before the horses reach Morioka city’s main street, marching bands, dancers and baton twirlers parade...

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This festival features approximately 100 horses dressed up in all colors imaginable, parading through the towns. The horses march a 13km route from Onikoshi Sozen Shrine to Morioka Hachimangu Shrine...

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6 Apr
7 Apr

Inuyama Matsuri

Inuyama City, Aichi Pref.

Over 100 Years All Day See Chubu

The Inuyama Matsuri is a 300 year old festival that presents an offering of "Karakuri" to the deity of Haritsuna Shrine. The Karakuri in the Inuyama Matsuri refers to a set of puppets featuring a complicated contraption, or "trick," made possible with strings, that allows the puppets to dance and...

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The Inuyama Matsuri is a 300 year old festival that presents an offering of "Karakuri" to the deity of Haritsuna Shrine. The Karakuri in the Inuyama Matsuri refers to a...

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7 Apr
8 Apr

Hitachi Furyumono(Hitachi Sakura Matsuri)

Hitachi City, Ibaraki Pref.

Over 100 Years Afternoon See Kanto

The Hitachi Furyumono is not the name of the festival, but the name of the giant floats containing several different mechanical contraptions, or "tricks," known as "Karakuri". Karakuri have been used in Japan for ages and their mechanical quality is just exquisite. These floats, reaching 15m in height and weighing...

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The Hitachi Furyumono is not the name of the festival, but the name of the giant floats containing several different mechanical contraptions, or "tricks," known as "Karakuri". Karakuri have been...

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22 Jun

Akasaki Matsuri

Toba City, Mie Pref.

Over 400 Years Night See Kansai

This festival has been marking the start of summer in Toba City for over 800 years. The locals love it so much they call the festival Akasaki-San. Since so many people wear yukatas, light casual kimono-like garments, while making their rounds at the shrine, it has also come to be...

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This festival has been marking the start of summer in Toba City for over 800 years. The locals love it so much they call the festival Akasaki-San. Since so many...

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