Kariya Mando Matsuri
Mando Matsuri is an over 230 year-old festival held at the Akiba Shrine in Kariya City, Aichi prefecture. It is...
Noda Mikoshi Parade
The Noda Mikoshi Parade is the summer highlight of Noda City in Chiba Prefecture. Their mikoshi, or portable shrines, are...
Hokkai Heso Matsuri
Located at the very center of great large Hokkaido, Furano City can be referred to as the "belly button" of...
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...
Sansa Odori Festival
The Sansa Odori festival has been the main event of the Morioka region since the time is was administered by...
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
The Nebuta Matsuri is one of the largest among the many festivals in Japan. Large illuminated floats of glowing figures—Nebuta—parade...
The Hinokuni Matsuri is the summer festival of Kumamoto center city goers. Starting with an opening event on the first...
Hyuga Hyottoko Summer Festival
The Hyuga Hyottoko Summer Festival is a massive summer event where nearly 2,000 dancers gather from all over the country...
Akita Kanto Festival
It is said that the Akita Kanto Matsuri started in the Edo period, as an event known as Neburi Nagashi...
Noshiro Tanabata “Tenku-no-Fuyajou”
Noshiro Tanabata “Tenku-no-Fuyajou” is a festival that began in 2013. However, the Noshiro region had a traditional summer Tanabata festival...
Natsu Matsuri Matsumoto Bonbon
This is the grand summer event representative of Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. The whole city joins in the dance...
Yamagata Hanagasa Festival
The Yamagata Hanagasa ("flower umbrella") Festival is one of the major summer festivals of the Tohoku area. Held every year...
Sendai Tanabata Festival
It is said that the Sendai Tanabata Festival was started by the regions leader Masamune Date approx. 400 years ago...
The Yosakoi Matsuri is a competition held over four days, August 9th to the 12th. The main festival is held...
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...
Awa Dance Festival
This is the world renown Awa Odori, boasting over 400 years of history. There are several theories as to how...
The Hifuri "fire throwing" Matsuri, held on August 14th and 15th during the O-bon holiday, is a colorful summer classic. It is...
The Sakaki Matsuri is a festival of the people, and is a tradition that has been continued since the Muromachi...
Yamaga Lantern Festival
Lanterns crafted by Toro-shi (Toro lantern craftsmen) are displayed on the 15th from the daytime, and then given as offerings...
Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri
Eisa is a dance performed during the O-bon holidays as a way to remember, pay respect, and to send off...