6 Aug
8 Aug

Sendai Tanabata Festival

Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.

Over 400 Years All Day See Tohoku

It is said that the Sendai Tanabata Festival was started by the regions leader Masamune Date approx. 400 years ago as a way to endorse the Tanabata holiday rituals and to pray for a rich harvest as well as advancement of the arts. The special characteristic of this festival is...

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It is said that the Sendai Tanabata Festival was started by the regions leader Masamune Date approx. 400 years ago as a way to endorse the Tanabata holiday rituals and...

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23 Aug
25 Aug

Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri

Okinawa City, Okinawa Pref.

Night Join Okinawa

Eisa is a dance performed during the O-bon holidays as a way to remember, pay respect, and to send off ancestors. Youth associations from each Aza (neighborhood, region) parade through the communities while dancing the Eisa. Originally, you would only be able to see the dances in each of their...

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Eisa is a dance performed during the O-bon holidays as a way to remember, pay respect, and to send off ancestors. Youth associations from each Aza (neighborhood, region) parade through...

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3 Aug

Natsu Matsuri Matsumoto Bonbon

Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.

Night See Chubu

This is the grand summer event representative of Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. The whole city joins in the dance, moving to the catchy phrase "Bon bon Matsumoto bon bon bon". The lyrics come from the Bon bon, the name of a traditional summer ritual for girls in this region...

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This is the grand summer event representative of Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. The whole city joins in the dance, moving to the catchy phrase "Bon bon Matsumoto bon bon...

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26 Aug
27 Aug

Yoshida’s Fire Festival

Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Pref.

Over 400 Years All Day See Chubu

One of Japan's three major strange festivals, this fire festival held annually on August 26th and 27th at both the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and the Suwa Shrine, is known as Yoshida's Fire Festival. The rituals start at the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine on the 26th, from 15:00. In...

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One of Japan's three major strange festivals, this fire festival held annually on August 26th and 27th at both the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and the Suwa Shrine, is...

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24 Aug

Kin-nyamonya Matsuri

Ama town, Oki District, Shimane Pref.

All Day See Chugoku Shikoku

Ama-cho, where the lifestyle of days gone still remains strong, boasts rich nature and is listed as "one of the most beautiful villages of Japan". The Kin-nyamonya Matsuri is the summer hallmark of Ama-cho that comes from a folk song of the same name that has been handed down for...

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Ama-cho, where the lifestyle of days gone still remains strong, boasts rich nature and is listed as "one of the most beautiful villages of Japan". The Kin-nyamonya Matsuri is the...

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