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...
Hitachi Furyumono（Hitachi Sakura Matsuri）
The Hitachi Furyumono is not the name of the festival, but the name of the giant floats containing several different...
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...
This festival gets its name, Ohashiri ("to run") from the way the omikoshi(portable shrine), is carried; in a way that...
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...
The Mino Takehana Matsuri and Fuji Matsuri are held in May in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture. On May 3rd, go...
Shiroi Juku Yaezakura (Double Cherry Blossoms) Matsuri
Shiroi Juku is a historic post town ("Juku" represents a village or a town built at key points of network...
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...
Onogami Onsen Matsuri
With the flowing clean waters of Agatsuma River to the South, the hot spring known as Onogami Onsen is surrounded...
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...
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...