Natanegokutaisai (Kawachi no harugoto)
The "Natanegokutaisai" is a festival held on March 25th, when rape blossoms bloom in all its glory. "Natane" is rape...
Sentaikoujin, the deity enshrined in the Kaiun-ji Temple in Shinagawa, Tokyo, is known by locals as the god of the...
The Inuyama Matsuri is a 300 year old festival that presents an offering of "Karakuri" to the deity of Haritsuna...
Matsue Warrior Procession
The warrior procession known as Matsue Musha Gyoretsu, held in Matsue City, boasts armor clad warriors (musha) and princesses in...
Nagahama hikiyama matsuri
The Hikiyama floats of Nagahama are so beautiful and elegant that they are referred to as moving museums. The birth...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Takayama City, residing in the Hida region in northern Gifu Prefecture, is often referred to as Hidatakayama...
The Furukawa Matsuri is the another name for the annual Spring festival of the Ketawakamiya Shrine in Hida City, Gifu...
Kagoshima Spring Festival Daihanya
The traditional Kagoshima song "Hanya-bushi" is a song made for dance with roots in the Amami region of Japan's southern...
Tanzan Shrine Kemari Festival
Sitting quietly in the mountains of Nara Prefecture is the Tanzan Shrine, the home of this Spring/Autumn festival. Deep in...
Takaoka Mikurumayama Matsuri
At this festival you will see seven beautifully decorated floats known as Mikurumayama. Each of the floats belongs to one...
The Chiryu Matsuri is a festival with an ancient and honorable origin featuring magnificent floats, held in Chiryu City, Aichi...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Seihakusai, the grand annual festival of O-tokonushi Shrine (Sanno Shrine), is the largest spring festival of the...
Hitachi Furyumono（Kamine Shrine daisairei）
The Hitachi Furyumono is not the name of the festival, but the name of the giant floats containing several different...
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri
The Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri is held annually in commemorating Kaga-han (roughly present day Ishikawa Pref.)'s founder Lord Maeda Toshiie's entry...
Otaue Matsuri “Seppetobe”
Seppetobe is a 400 year-old local rice-planting festival. Young men covered in mud drinking imo-shochu (distilled sake brewed from potatoes)...
YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL
Sapporo, the city of snow during winter, becomes lush with green in June.In this city, the amazing festival YOSAKOI Soran...
Shirone Ootako Gassen
This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs...
Morioka & Takizawa City – Yahaba Town
This festival features approximately 100 horses dressed up in all colors imaginable, parading through the towns. The horses march a...
This festival has been marking the start of summer in Toba City for over 800 years. The locals love it...
Sennichi-Mairi Houzuki Ennichi
This festival is the origin of the many Houzuki (Japanese lantern plant) markets that have spread to many areas of...