Festivals of Japan

by Hal Buell

Publisher: Dodd, Mead in New York

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      Discusses some of Japan"s many festivals, which are based on historical events, religion, or legends.

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      Statement[by] Hal Buell.
      LC ClassificationsGT4884.A2 B8
      The Physical Object
      Pagination79 p.
      Number of Pages79
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      Open LibraryOL5946739M
      LC Control Number65018534

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Amazing piece of Japanese culture talk FROM JAPAN. Not the usual outsider perspective, but a genuine "what it is" from the official Japanese Tourism Bureau. Festivals is actually a very difficult topic to research for Japan. I have been to many japanese book stores and none have any other in-depth guide other than this one which can be hard to 4/5(8).

Festivals of Japan is one of a series of pocket guidebooks aimed at English-speaking travelers to Japan. A little stiff, a little awkward, they nevertheless give a lot of useful information in a small package.

This is a terrific introduction to the festivals, holidays, and folk customs of the Japanese/5. Japanese festivals have their roots in the mists of time--when and how they began can never be known for certain.

But their modern descendants, carrying on the traditions of the past, can still be seen today--if you happen to be in Japan. If not, then you can take a virtual journey with Hiroyuki Ozawa, author and photographer, to experience the Author: Hiroyuki Ozawa. Across Japan, you will encounter celebrations called matsuri.

Matsuri are festivals, ranging from Shinto shrine festivals to government holidays to food festivals. They may celebrate the changing of the seasons, a historical event, or traditional culture.

In this travel guide, we will focus on a specific type of matsuri: the food festival. It is known as the Fighting Festival and it’s one of the famous and dangerous festivals in Japan.

Yatai floats representing the seven districts of Himeji gathers and worships together at Matsubara Hachiman Shrine accompanied by processions, music and a display of colourful costumes.

Please check out and find your favourite summer festival in Japan this year. Book tickets for famous fireworks and festivals in summer. >> IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID), some of summer festivals in Japan in have been cancelled or postponed.

Big Japanese festivals are a fun, unforgettable — and often very crowded — way to see a bit of Japanese culture. Although throwing beans to frighten evil spirits may bewilder and amuse first-time visitors, travelers can really get behind the joy that is hanami — the act of appreciating (and partying under) seasonally blooming flowers.

The four consecutive public holidays that make. The Tenjin festival is one of the top 3 Japanese summer festivals after Giona and Kanda Matsuri.

It has the regular land procession where the Mikoshi or the portable shrine is carried around, however, the journey ends at the docks and stays at the river and thereafter, there is a firework show. “A traditional Japanese arts festival, Art Mix Japan was held at Ryutopia Main Hall, in Niigata City, Niigata prefecture.

Their 4th annual event, ’s Art Mix Japan featured 25 different traditional performances with acts and instruments from all across Japan, including taiko drums and a performance from Aomori prefecture using the. Matsuri (祭) is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday.

In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular. There are no specific matsuri days for all of Japan; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsubun or Obon.

10 Popular Japanese Festivals. Matsuri are traditional Japanese festivals and each of them has a long history. The date and nature of each festival are different from community to community.

Matsuris are powerful, energetic, exciting and enjoyable - everybody is always welcome to participate. Tanabata Festival is a traditional annual event in Japan, which celebrates the meeting of two lovers separated by milky way. Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival (湘南ひらつか七夕まつり) is one of the biggest Tanabata festivals in Japan.

The festival attracts over 3 million visitors every year. Festivals of Japan. [Hal Buell] -- Discusses some of Japan's many festivals, which are based on historical events, religion, or legends. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>.

On festival days, shop owners set up stalls and outdoor stands on the road or path approaching the shrines. These food stalls are also put up in parks, on the streets or on the roadside during various festivities held throughout the year. In autumn, traditional Japanese festivals take place all over Japan to celebrate the rice harvest.

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The Festival of Japan. Our lives revolve around the Japanese culture and our aim is to let everyone know about this diverse and enigmatic country. This site is dedicated to just that.

We provide everything from simple advice, geisha dressing sessions, Japanese hostesses and now weddings in Kyoto. The following are Japanese national holidays and some of the most important other annual nationwide events.

In addition, there are countless local annual festivals. Shops, restaurants and tourist attractions in Japan are generally open on national holidays, except on New Year. If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is also turned into a holiday.

But the reality is a little more complicated – and that complexity is on full view at one of the country’s most outlandish religious festivals, the Kanamara Matsuri, or “Festival. Japan Festival Tour Packages | Japan vacation packages featuring Japan most popular festivals: Gion Festivals, Takayama Festivals & Winter Snow Festivals Close × For a limited time, book your& group tour packages with no deposit required!!.

Book your Japan Rail Pass now. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival. What: The Sumidagawa is the oldest fireworks festival in the world, established in It celebrates hanabi, Japanese fireworks, and includes fireworks display competitions.

The festival attracts one million attendees annually, many of whom dress in traditional yukata kimonos. The festival of Yasaka Shrine, Gion Matsuri is ranked as one of Japan's three best festivals, featuring over 20 meter tall festival floats.

The highlight of the festival is the parade of floats on J and the festivities in the evenings before the parade. This is an incomplete list of festivals in Japan. Traditional festivals. Film festivals. Festival name Type City/venue Years Notes Asian Queer Film Festival: Film festival: Tokyo: CON-CAN Movie Festival: Film festival: Tokyo: Hiroshima International Animation Festival: Film festival: Hiroshima: Image Forum Festival.

The Japanese celebrate this day by visiting Buddhist shrines and tossing roasted beans while shouting ‘Oni wa soto. Fuku wa uchi!’(‘Devil out. Fortune in!’) to ward off evil. Yuki Matsuri. Sapporo’s annual snow festival is one of the most popular festivals of Japan that draws around two million visitors every year.

Yuki Matsuri – January/February: Yuki Matsuri, also known as “Sapporo snow festival”, is held for about a week in festivity is one of Japan’s most popular winter events, starting out in when a group of high-school students built snow statues in the local has since developed into a huge, cultural event featuring snow and ice sculptures which people compete.

In summer, Japan becomes one of the best summer destinations in the world highlighting its mind-blowing tradtional festivals & events, beautiful flower fields and is a great time to take a stroll in the streets, wearing summer yukata, viewing fireworks (hanabi), dancing in the parade, and tasting delicious local foods.

Usually, Japan’s official period of summer. Students research the web in small groups about various topics such as Japanese food and clothing, Japanese holidays and festivals, Japanese school and education, Japanese home, family and religion, Japanese recreation and transport. They then need to write a report which will then be bound together to make a small book on Japan.

Japan's Festivals. likes. You can book experience of Japanese unique festival!. You may be part of local people when you join the festival. It should be precious time. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Festivals of Japan. [Tokyo]: Japan Travel Bureau, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival that celebrates and aims to promote the creation, development and appreciation of. Japan has thousands of festivals each year. The cherry blossom festival and summer-time firework displays take place all over Japan.

Each city and town also have their own celebrations showcasing the local flavor unique to that part of the country. Attending a local festival is a great way to see another side of Japan and try something new. Here's our list for the top 10 festivals in Japan.

This fertility festival, held on the first Sunday in April (the next one is April 3rd, ), is reportedly one of the most popular festivals among foreigners in Japan.

The Kanayama Shrine is dedicated to the deity of mining, metal forging, and sex, so, the sacred object that is enshrined is a steel phallus.Japan is a land of festivity, with an estimated number offestivals held in a year.

So whenever you visit this amazing country, you'll find something being celebrated somewhere. Here I pick 7 of the most peculiar festivals (matsuri) of this nation, and hopefully can offer you some inspiration for planning your Japan trip and make it a.In fact, it is said that there are so many festivals held in Japan, that at any given moment, there is a festival happening somewhere in Japan!

Some festivals are calm and respectful, while others are lively events attended by millions of people! Here is a list of the 10 most popular festivals in Japan.