Kantō [竿燈(かんとう)]

2017/08/05 00:05
Kantō[竿燈(かんとう)] or Akita Kantō Matsuri[秋田竿燈(あきたかんとう)まつり] is a summer event held in Akita City, Akita Prefecture from August 3rd to 6th. That is one of the Three Greatest Festivals in Tōhoku Region[東北三大祭り(とうほくさんだいまつり)] with Aomori Nebuta..

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Nebuta [ねぶた]

2017/08/04 02:39
Nebuta[ねぶた] are summer events held in eastern Japan, mainly in Aomori Prefecture. Nebuta also refers to lanterns used in the event. Nebuta is made of paper pasted on frames of wood or bamboo. Nebuta Kingyo-nebuta[金魚(きんぎょ)ねぶた](..

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Gion Matsuri [祇園祭(ぎおんまつり)]

2017/07/17 02:38
Gion Matsuri[祇園祭(ぎおんまつり)] is a rite and festival of Yasaka Shrine[八坂神社(やさかじんじゃ)] at Gion, Kyoto City. That is held from July 1 to 31. Gion Matsuri(parade of Yamaboko) photo by photolibrary Gion Matsuri is one of the three major f..

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Koi-nobori [鯉のぼり(こいのぼり)]

2017/05/05 05:21
If you visit in Japan in May, you may see carps swimming in the sky. Of course it is not real carp(Carp is "Koi[鯉(こい)]" in Japanese.). Its body is made of cloth and it is called Koi-nobori[鯉のぼり(こいのぼり)]. Koi-nobori at Ichinoe Nanus..

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Tango no Sekku [端午の節句(たんごのせっく)]

2017/05/05 04:08
May 5th is the Children's Day[こどもの日(ひ)] in Japan. It is a holiday during the Golden Week[ゴールデンウィーク]. Children's Day derives from "Tango no Sekku[端午の節句(たんごのせっく)]" which is a seasonal ceremony and one of five Sekku[五節句(ごせっく)]. Tango no S..

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