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Miyazaki: Shinwa-no Takachiho Yo-kagura Matsuri

Mythology performed by Shinto dance at night. There are 33 mythological plays of kagura to be dedicated to the shrine. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 22 6 p.m.-11 p.m. ● Nov. 23 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Location: Takachiho-jinja Shrine, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Access: JR Nipo Honsen Line to Nobeoka ...

FRI

Kumamoto: Yatsushiro Myoken-Sai

Festival with a 400-year history, noted for a long procession, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This festival features the procession of shishi lion, 12 kazari-uma (decorated horses), warriors, ...

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Ibaraki: Kasama-no Kiku Matsuri

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Around 10,000 of potted chrysanthemums and dolls made of chrysanthemum are exhibited in the shrine precincts. Japanese traditional performing arts, such as bugaku (Ancient court dance with music) and yabusame are also performed during the festival period. Admission to the exhibition of chrysanthemum ...

THU

Tokyo: Tori-no-Ichi

Good Luck Rake Fair, held on each Day of the Rooster in November every year. Decorative kumade (bamboo rakes) are sold at dozens of stalls. Ohayashi (Festival music) is performed during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 1, 13 & 25 ...

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Fukuoka: Ozumo Juichigatsu Basho

Grand Sumo Tournament. Dohyo-iri (the ring-entering ceremonies) by yokozuna (the grand champions) take place around 3:45 p.m. daily. Then the main matches by maku-uchi (upper-rank Sumo wrestlers) start. Advance tickets are sold at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Ticket Pia, convenience stores, and so on. Unreserved-seat ...

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Saga: Aki-no Arita Tojiki Matsuri

Autumn Ceramic Fair. The entire city is full of stalls selling Arita ceramics. Haru chawan kokan, the event of exchanging a broken rice bowl for a brand-new one with the autumn design for free of charge, is held at the site called Arita Sera. Schedule ...

WED

Tokyo: Doburoku Matsuri

Unrefined Sake Festival. Free sips of doburoku — unrefined Sake are served to visitors in prayer for a good harvest and good health. Sato kagura-mai, Shinto dance with music, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Culture Properties, is presented in the ...

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Tokyo: Takaosan Momiji Matsuri

Maple Leaf Festival on Mount Takao featuring taiko (Jananese drum) performance, kuruma ningyo (traditional puppet plays manipulatedand performed by puppeteers sitting on the small movable boxes), ohayashi (Japanese orchestra), taishogoto (Japanese harp) and daidogei (street performances) in front of Kiyotaki Station of cable car. ...

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Kyoto: Aki-no Ningyo-ten

Dolls Exhibition. Old Japanese dolls are exhibited at the temple noted for its collection of dolls. Please enter by 3:30 p.m.. Admission is ¥600. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hokyo-ji Temple, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Access: From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. ...

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