24 Jul
25 Jul

Tenjin Matsuri

Osaka City, Osaka Pref.

Over 1000 Years All Day See Kansai

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine was built in the late Heian period during the 3rd year of Tenryaku era (949 AD), enshrining Sugawara no Michizane as its deity. The Tenjin Matsuri is a major annual summer festival of the Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, held to ward off pestilence and wish for perfect health and peace for the...

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Osaka Tenmangu Shrine was built in the late Heian period during the 3rd year of Tenryaku era (949 AD), enshrining Sugawara no Michizane as its deity. The Tenjin Matsuri is a major annual summer...

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12 Jul
18 Jul

Kuki Lantern Festival

Kuki City, Saitama Pref.

Over 100 Years Night

The "Tennousama" is Kuki's annual lantern festival held on the 12th and 18th of July. It has been continued for approximately 230 years since 1783. It is said that the festival began in the aftermath of Mt. Asama's major eruption when the local residents decided to parade the festive Dashi...

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The "Tennousama" is Kuki's annual lantern festival held on the 12th and 18th of July. It has been continued for approximately 230 years since 1783. It is said that the...

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15 Jul
16 Jul

Shiogama minato matsuri

Shiogama City, Miyagi Pref.

Afternoon See Tohoku

Shiogama Minato Matsuri began right after the ending of the Second World War in hopes of reviving the industry and well-being of the people of Shiogama. It is now regarded as one of the three major boat festivals of Japan. Held on Marine Day (a national holiday), the festival features mikoshi floats...

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Shiogama Minato Matsuri began right after the ending of the Second World War in hopes of reviving the industry and well-being of the people of Shiogama. It is now regarded...

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1 Jul
15 Jul

Hakata Gion Yamakasa

Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.

Over 400 Years All Day See Kyushu

【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Hakata Gion Yamakasa is the Grand Gion Festival of the Kushida Shrine and is a service ritual where Hakata locals wish for the eradication of epidemic disease. It has over 770 years of tradition and history and is designated as a national intangible folk cultural asset. ...

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【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Hakata Gion Yamakasa is the Grand Gion Festival of the Kushida Shrine and is a service ritual where Hakata locals wish for the eradication of epidemic...

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6 Jul
7 Jul

Abare Festival

Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.

Over 100 Years Caution ! Night See Hokuriku

Abare Matsuri is a fierce festival registered as Ishikawa Prefecture's intangible folk cultural asset. The celebration signifies the arrival of summer for the entire Noto region. 40 kiriko (large lantern floats to illuminate the paths for the portable mikoshi shrine) and two mikoshi from each district join to parade through...

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Abare Matsuri is a fierce festival registered as Ishikawa Prefecture's intangible folk cultural asset. The celebration signifies the arrival of summer for the entire Noto region. 40 kiriko (large lantern...

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