17 Oct
18 Oct

Shirahigetawara Shrine Doburoku Matsuri

Kitsuki City, Oita Pref.

Afternoon Join Kyushu

At this festival, a rare brew of Sake known as “Doburoku” (permitted to be brewed only in limited locations across Japan) is handed out to the shrine’s visitors, as a prayer for good harvest and longevity. “Doburoku” is an ancient Japanese alcoholic beverage, and a prototype of Sake. The white...

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At this festival, a rare brew of Sake known as “Doburoku” (permitted to be brewed only in limited locations across Japan) is handed out to the shrine’s visitors, as a...

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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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22 Oct

Jidai Matsuri Festival

Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.

Over 100 Years Afternoon See Kansai

The Jidai Matsuri Festival is widely known as one of the 3 major festivals of Kyoto, along with Aoi Matsuri and the Gion Matsuri. The festival began in 1895 when the Heian Shrine was built deifying Emperor Kanmu, celebrating the 1,100th anniversary of the Heian relocation (moving of the capital...

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The Jidai Matsuri Festival is widely known as one of the 3 major festivals of Kyoto, along with Aoi Matsuri and the Gion Matsuri. The festival began in 1895 when...

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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

Nyu Matsuri

Hidakagawa Town, Wakayama Pref.

Over 100 Years All Day See Kansai

The unique Nyu Matsuri, with over 200 years of history, is also known as the Warai Matsuri, or "Laugh Festival", as it is a time to bring in good fortune through laughter. A "Bell Ringer" dressed in motley clothes and wearing white make up, leads the mikoshi (portable shrine) parade...

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The unique Nyu Matsuri, with over 200 years of history, is also known as the Warai Matsuri, or "Laugh Festival", as it is a time to bring in good fortune...

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