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...
Onogami Onsen Matsuri
With the flowing clean waters of Agatsuma River to the South, the hot spring known as Onogami Onsen is surrounded...
Takaoka Mikurumayama Matsuri
At this festival you will see seven beautifully decorated floats known as Mikurumayama. Each of the floats belongs to one...
Naha dragon boat race
The Naha Dragon Boat Race, aka the "Hari", is a festival to pray for a rich catch and safety at...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Seihakusai, the grand annual festival of O-tokonushi Shrine (Sanno Shrine), is the largest spring festival of the...
Marugame Oshiro Matsuri
The Marugame Castle, with 400 years of history, is listed as one of the top 100 great castles of Japan...
Hamamatsu Festival is a festival for celebrating newborn babies born that year. Local communities come together and pray for the...
Shinano-no-kuni Ninomiya Ono Onbashira Sai
"Onbashira" is the name of the four massive logs that are stood up in each corner of the local shrines...
Aoi Matsuri Festival
The Aoi Matsuri festival is an annual celebration of Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines, and is known as one of Kyoto's...
Oyamazumi Jinja Reitaisai
Oyamazumi Shrine on Omishima Island, located in the Seto inland sea, is the head-shrine of more than 10,000 Yamazumi Shrines...
The Sanja Matsuri
The Sanja Matsuri is an annual festival of Asakusa Shrine, located in Taito ward of Tokyo. It is said to...
Kurofune Matsuri 〜Blackship Festival〜
Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, became the first port of Japan to open its doors to the world after the arrival...
Shirone Ootako Gassen
This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs...
Kiso Shikki-sai/Narai Shukuba-sai
Kiso-hirasawa in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture, is a famous town for lacquer ware. Naraijuku, located about 2 km away, is...
Hakata Gion Yamakasa
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Hakata Gion Yamakasa is the Grand Gion Festival of the Kushida Shrine and is a service...
Abare Matsuri is a fierce festival registered as Ishikawa Prefecture's intangible folk cultural asset. The celebration signifies the arrival of...
Sawarano Taisai Natsu Matsuri ~ Grand Festival of Sawara ~
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Grand Festival of Sawara is "Little Edo" (Sawara's nickname from the old days)'s most celebrated event...
Sawarano Taisai Aki Matsuri ~ Grand festival of Sawara ~
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Held in a town with remaining atmospheres of the Edo period, the Grand Festival of Sawara is...
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...