Osaka Tenmangu Shrine was built in the late Heian period during the 3rd year of Tenryaku era (949 AD), enshrining Sugawara no Michizane as...
Edosaki Gion Matsuri
This festival is a tradition particular to this region that has continued for over 400 years. Eight floats circle the...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】On the 4th Saturday of every July, The Yamaage Festival is held from the prior Friday to...
Noda Mikoshi Parade
The Noda Mikoshi Parade is the summer highlight of Noda City in Chiba Prefecture. Their mikoshi, or portable shrines, are...
Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival has over 290 years of history and tradition, and is listed as...
The Hinokuni Matsuri is the summer festival of Kumamoto center city goers. Starting with an opening event on the first...
Tejikara Fire Festival, Summer
Bare-chested and ecstatic men carry torched mikoshi as they blow up fire sparks like a red hot waterfall. The sight...
The Sakaki Matsuri is a festival of the people, and is a tradition that has been continued since the Muromachi...
Yoshida’s Fire Festival
One of Japan's three major strange festivals, this fire festival held annually on August 26th and 27th at both the...
Hassaku Festival at Matsuno'o Taisha Shrine
The "Hassaku" in Hassakusai refers to the new moon in August. This festival was started over 130 years ago just...
Since the Edo period, the Hyoge Matsuri has been a time to show gratitude for water and to pray for...
Kushida Shrine Shuki Reitaisai (Hiwatari Shinji)
The "Kushida Shrine Shuki Reitaisai" (Hiwatari Shinji) is a grand autumn festival held at Kushida Shrine, which is said to...
Saruka Jinja—built approximately 1,000 years ago—is famous in the Tsugaru region (southern Aomori Pref.) for its deity that governs agriculture...
Kazusa Junisha Matsuri
The Kazusa Junisha Matsuri is said to have over 1,200 years of tradition, starting in the year 807. Known also...
Fujisaki hachimangu Reitaisai ~Shinkoushiki~
Fujisaki Hachimangu Reitaisai is the annual grand festival of Fujisaki Hachimangu Shrine—a historic occasion continued for over 1,000 years. Popularly...
Akasaka Hikawa Shrine Annual Grand Festival
The Akasaka Hikawa Shrine, host of this festival, is one of the Tokyo Jusha (10 selected shrines out of the...
Okuma Kabuto Matsuri
The Okuma Kabuto Matsuri is the grand festival of Kumakabuto Arakashihiko Shrine (also known as the Kumakabuto Shrine). The festival...
Syusseno Ishidan Matsuri
Shusseno Ishidan Matsuri is a biyearly festival held at the Atago Shrine. The sight of mikoshi running up and down...
The Master of Yin and Yang, Abe no Seimei (920-1005) was active in the mid Heian Era. As an astronomer...
The unique Nyu Matsuri, with over 200 years of history, is also known as the Warai Matsuri, or "Laugh Festival"...