Entries Tagged as 'Masturi'

火曜日, 10月 11th, 2011

Kagurazaka Festival

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Kagurazaka Festival

An essential factor of the summer of Japan is a lively festival with traditional stands and Matsuri-Bayashi. Japanese people love the summer festivals (Omatsuri) and without it, the summer will never end. Today, I went to one of such festival, Kagurazaka Festival.

Right after I got out of Iidabashi station, there were more red lanterns [...]

木曜日, 3月 10th, 2011

The Snow-White World Sapporo Snow Festival

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The Snow-White World Sapporo Snow Festival

The 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival was held in 2011. The event originates to 1950 when the local students created snow statues at Odori Park. This year, there were snow statues of the World Heritage in China “Temple of Heaven” 22m tall and characters from the musical “Lion King.”

The snow statue with height over 20m. The [...]

月曜日, 2月 28th, 2011

The Doll’s Festival(Hina-matsuri)

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The Doll’s Festival(Hina-matsuri)

The Doll’s Festival is one of the traditional festivities in Japan. More specifically, it is one of the seasonal festival. It is held on March 3rd also known as Momo-no sekku or peach festival. It celebrates girls to grow healthier and the doll’s festival has a second name called “hina- ninngyo asobi”. The history of [...]

木曜日, 1月 27th, 2011

Setagaya Boroichi Market

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Setagaya Boroichi Market

In Setagaya, Tokyo, there is a free market that has been lasting for 430 years. It is called “Boroichi”
The origin is a tax-free market and used cloths and tools were sold and bought a lot. Since used cloths or worn out cloths are called “boro” in Japanese, the market is called “Boroichi”.

Boroishi is held every [...]

月曜日, 1月 10th, 2011

Asakusa Hagoita (Battledore) Fair

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Asakusa Hagoita (Battledore) Fair

One of the events held in the end of the year is “Battledore Fair”. It is held at Asakusa Temple every year from December 17th to 19th.

The origin of Battledore Fair is a talisman as wishing girls growth. In Edo period, shops selling New Year goods and good-luck articles gathered at Asakusa-ji. This event [...]

木曜日, 10月 7th, 2010

Meguro Saury Festival

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Meguro Saury Festival

Each four seasons, Japan has various foods in season. One of the major foods for fall is saury. At Meguro Saury Festival, you can eat that saury for free. This year was the 15th Meguro Saury Festival held in November 5th at a shopping district in front of JR Meguro station.

The relation between Meguro and [...]

火曜日, 9月 21st, 2010

Kichijoji Autumn Matsuri Festival: Omikoshi experience

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Kichijoji Autumn Matsuri Festival: Omikoshi experience

The 38th Kichijoji Autumn Matsuri Festival took place recently this month. This festival begun not so many years ago as a part of the larger scale Musashino Hachimangu Festival. The two commercial districs in the city of Kichijoji (Sun Road and Heiwa Dori) joined together for a Mikoshi, a portable Shinto shrine carried by a [...]