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Nafune Taisai

Nafune Taisai

Nafune Taisai, Festival of Hakusan Shrine, Wajima, Ishikawa Pref. On July 31, the mikoshi (a portable shrine) on the boat proceeds through the torii gate standing in the sea near the shrine, while gojinjo-daiko (Japanese folkloristic drumming) is presented by men wearing grotesque masks ...

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Tsukiji Honganji Noryo Bon-Odori Taikai

Tsukiji Honganji Noryo Bon-Odori Taikai, or a folk dancing gathering, is open to the public at Tsukiji Honganji Temple, Chuo-ku. After wadaiko drumming performances, bon-odori folk dancing is held from around 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily (from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on ...

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Edogawa Hanabi Taikai

Edogawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display) is held over the Edogawa River, Edogawa-ku, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (14,000 fireworks). In case of rain or strong winds, it will be postponed to Aug. 3. Access: (1) The Toei Shinjuku Subway Line to Shinozaki Station ...

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Itabashi Hanabi Taikai

Itabashi Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display) over the upstream of the Arakawa River near Toda-bashi Bridge, Itabashi-ku, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (11,000 fireworks). In case of rain or strong winds, it will be postponed to Aug. 3. Access: (1) The Toei ...

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Fukushima Waraji Matsuri Festival

Fukushima Waraji Matsuri Festival, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, features a parade of people carrying a huge waraji (a straw sandal made of straw ropes, two tons in weight and 12 meters in length) as a symbol of being a good walker, and folk dancing on ...

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Hono Asagao-ten

Hono Asagao-ten, an exhibition of potted morning glories at Yasukuni Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, is held from 6 a.m. daily during the exhibition. Morning glories usually can be seen until around 11 a.m. Access: The Tozai, Hanzomon or Toei Shinjuku Subway Line to Kudanshita Sta. (T ...

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Asagao-ten

Asagao-ten, an exhibition of potted morning glories is held near the tennis courts in Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, from 7 a.m. daily. Morning glories are in bloom usually in the morning. Access: The Hibiya, Chiyoda or Toei Mita Subway Line to Hibiya Sta. (H 07, ...

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Asagao-ten

Asagao-ten, an exhibition of potted morning glories is held near the tennis courts in Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, from 7 a.m. daily. Morning glories are in bloom usually in the morning. Access: The Hibiya, Chiyoda or Toei Mita Subway Line to Hibiya Sta. (H 07, ...

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The 13th Asagaya Bali Dance Festival

The 13th Asagaya Bali Dance Festival

Looking out with expressive eyes, their fingertips delicately fluttering and their heads and hips swaying in unique angular movements, Balinese dancers have long enchanted people around the world, with their elegant and at times powerful performances. The annual Asagaya Bali Dance Festival, which takes ...

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Hachioji Matsuri Festival

Hachioji Matsuri Festival, Hachioji in the suburbs of Tokyo, a one-hour train ride from Shinjuku Station. Major events are as follows: (1) On the Aug. 2, a demonstration of kanto-taiko drumming from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., min’yo-nagashi (a folk dancing parade) from 4 ...

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Mito Komon Matsuri Festival

Mito Komon Matsuri Festival

Mito Komon Matsuri Festival, Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, features (1) a fireworks display over the Semba-ko Lake from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Aug. 1; (2) Komon Parade in the Shimoichi area from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and in the Uwaichi area from ...

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Kitakami Michinoku Geino Matsuri

Kitakami Michinoku Geino Matsuri

Kitakami Michinoku Geino Matsuri, or the festival of performing arts native to Tohoku District, at Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, features various demonstrations of local performing arts such as taiko Japanese drumming, kagura (Shinto dance with music), and shishi-odori (dance by men wearing deer-like hoods) performed ...

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Kesennuma Minato Matsuri

Kesennuma Minato Matsuri

Kesennuma Minato Matsuri, or the port festival at Kesennuma Port, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture On Aug. 2, a parade of brass-bands, baton twirlers, floats, mikoshi (portable shrines), tora-mai-odori (dance by men wearing tiger-like hoods) and folk dancing is held on Tanaka-mae-odori Street from 3 p.m. ...

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Nagaoka Matsuri Festival

Nagaoka Matsuri Festival

Nagaoka Matsuri Festival, Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. A parade of taiko (Japanese drumming), brass band, min’yo-nagashi (folk dancing) by townspeople, and mikoshi (portable shrines) is held along the main streets from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Aug. 1. The main event of this festival ...

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Himeji Oshiro Matsuri

Himeji Oshiro Matsuri

Himeji Oshiro Matsuri, Himeji Castle Festival, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture. On Aug. 1, takigi noh (an open-air masked drama by torchlights) is performed at San’nomaru Hiroba Square from 6:20 p.m. to 9 p.m. On the 2nd, a “Grand Parade” including brass-bands, Miss Oshiro Beauty Queens, ...

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Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival, Hachinohe, Aomori Pref. This is the gorgeous festival of sansha (three Shrines; Ogami Shrine, Shinra Shrine and Shinmei Shrine) and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. The main event of the festival is a ...

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