Urayasu Sanja Festival
The Urayasu Sanja Reitaisai is a regular joint festival of three shrines in Urayasu City, Seiryu, Toyouke, and Inari Shrine...
Tashiro no Furyu
"Tashiro-no Furyu" is a traditional event that takes place in Tashiro, Kurogi-machi in Yame City, located in the southern parts...
Echigo Yuzawa Onsen Snow Festival
The Echigo Yuzawa Onsen Snow Festival is held on a local ski slope just as the ski season is coming...
Shiogama Shrine Hote Matsuri
In March, before the approaching Spring, at the port city home to Shiogama Shrine, the Hote Matsuri is solemnly held...
Honen Matsuri at Tagata Shrine
The main eye catcher of this festival—quite possibly one of the rarest festivals out there—is the wooden male phallus known...
This festival gets its name, Ohashiri ("to run") from the way the omikoshi(portable shrine), is carried; in a way that...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Takayama City, residing in the Hida region in northern Gifu Prefecture, is often referred to as Hidatakayama...
The Sanja Matsuri
The Sanja Matsuri is an annual festival of Asakusa Shrine, located in Taito ward of Tokyo. It is said to...
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)...
Shirone Ootako Gassen
This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Gion Matsuri is an annual festival of the Yasaka Shrine located in Higashiyama of Kyoto, and is...
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...
Held annually on July 6th (eve festival) and 7th (main festival) at the Haguro Shrine, the Murakami-taisai is an intangible folk cultural...
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...
Nachi no Ogi Matsuri
Nachi no Ogi Matsuri is the grand annual festival of Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. When Emperor Jimmu (the founding emperor...
Shiogama minato matsuri
Shiogama Minato Matsuri began right after the ending of the Second World War in hopes of reviving the industry and...
On a sunny summer Marine Day (national holiday), many portable mikoshi shrines gather at the beautiful Nishihama beach on the...
Yamaguchi Gion Festival
When it first began, Ouchi Hiroyo, the man in charge of Yamaguchi, was modeling the city after Kyoto, and when...
Iida Toroyama Matsuri
The Iida Toroyama Matsuri is a Kasuga Shrine ritual held in Iida, Suzu City, located on the Noto Peninsula of...