Category: Festival

Nunobashi Kanjoe Ceremony, Toyama

It is a traditional healing event that is held every two to three years Nunobashi Kanjoe is a ceremony held for relief of women who wish for Gokuraku Ojo (peaceful...

Saga Dainenbutsu Kyogen (Noh Farce), Kyoto

The performer puts on Kyogen ‘s face and makes funny movements Among Kyogen, a classical comedy, what is called “Dainenbutsu Kyogen” is a religious drama created for the propagation of...

Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival, Hyogo

Held as a total Bon Odori in Sasayama Town “Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival” is a festival centering on the total dance of Dekansho Bushi (A Folk Tune Interjected as a...

Yorii Tamayodo Suitengu Festival, Saitama

Fireworks display held annually in hopes of eliminating waterworks “Yorii Tamayodo Suitengu Festival” where the light of Bonbori (Japanese paper lantern) of “Funadashi” (Festival Ship) and the fireworks launched from...

Hanawa Neputa, Akita

“Nemuri Nagashi” burning the lanterns is the biggest viewpoint Hanawa Neputa is a Tanabata event (a seasonal festival called the Star Festival in Japan) that takes place on the 7th...