Shirone Ootako Gassen
This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs...
Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri
The Tzusawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri is held annually at night on the first Friday and Saturday of June in the...
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...
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...
The festival traditionally began when Toyotomi Hideyoshi who conquered Japan made his army men pull the marine boats with ropes...
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...
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...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Gion Matsuri is an annual festival of the Yasaka Shrine located in Higashiyama of Kyoto, and 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...
Held annually on July 6th (eve festival) and 7th (main festival) at the Haguro Shrine, the Murakami-taisai is an intangible folk cultural...
Narita Gion Festival
Narita Gion Festival began when the people of the town started celebrating along with Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple's Narita Gion-e event...
Abare Matsuri is a fierce festival registered as Ishikawa Prefecture's intangible folk cultural asset. The celebration signifies the arrival of...
Arei Jinja Reitaisai
Arei Jinja is an ancient shrine with a history of over 1,300 years. The Arei Jinja Reitaisai is a Senza-sai—a...
Kuki Lantern Festival
The "Tennousama" is Kuki's annual lantern festival held on the 12th and 18th of July. It has been continued for...
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...
Nachi no Ogi Matsuri
Nachi no Ogi Matsuri is the grand annual festival of Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. When Emperor Jimmu (the founding emperor...
Kurosaki Gion Yamakasa
The Kurosaki Gion Yamakasa is a festival celebrated during mid-to-late July by parishioners of Okada, Kasuga, and Ichinomiya Shrines. It...