Murayama Tokunai Matsuri
This is the Murayama Tokunai Festival, named after the explorer Mogami Tokunai, a Murayama City local from the Edo period...
Ama town, Oki District
Ama-cho, where the lifestyle of days gone still remains strong, boasts rich nature and is listed as "one of the...
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...
Kakunodate Matsuri no Yamagyouji
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Kakunodate Matsuri started in the 1600's. A rare festival of Japan, it is co-held by both...
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...
The Danjiri Matsuri in Kishiwada
There are no other comparisons thinkable when it comes to the unparalleled relationship between Danjiri Matsuri and the people of...
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...
They say the Sendai Otsunahiki began over 400 years ago. Roughly 3,000 shirtless men wrapped in a white Sarashi compete...
The Master of Yin and Yang, Abe no Seimei (920-1005) was active in the mid Heian Era. As an astronomer...
Takaoka Daibutsu Matsuri
The Takaoka Daibutsu Matsuri is a cleaning ritual of the Takaoka Daibutsu (Buddha statue) that started in 1968. In the...
The Kokiriko Festival is the Autumn festival of Hakusangu, a shrine designated as a national important cultural property, located in...
Every year on the 26th and 27th of September, this festival has been held at the Hotaka Shrine for over...
Benkei was a monk famous for being tough and rugged, who left many legends during his lifetime over 800 years...