A special moment that transforms a normally quiet town to an energetic one filled with lots of people. During the festival, the entire town is filled with the vibes of a festival, unifyin...
Iizaka Kenka Matsuri (fighting festival) in Fukushima is one of the three biggest fighting festivals in Japan. This region is known for its hot springs where visitors come to relax and sp...
I still remember the shocking image of young children crying as Namahage holding a knife, wearing a devil’s mask, and dressed in an outfit made from straws break into people’s homes shouting...
Foreigners visiting Japan look for a taste of Japanese culture in various things such as the city landscapes and traditional performing arts.view
In the elegant downtown district of Tokyo, Asakusa, you can hear the powerful calls of the edokko (a person born and raised in Edo, Tokyo), wearing their happi coat and carrying a mikoshi (portable shrine).view
As a child, I felt the beginning of the summer when hearing people practicing Ohayashi (festival music) at night. Festivals are very important to the local people as they notify the comin...
When I was a child, I learned about the “Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri” which occurred to be a very dangerous, life or death event.
During the Obon festival, lanterns are released into the river as a part of the ceremonial bonfire event called “tourou nagashi” in my hometown. Lit lanterns are carefully floated on the water, and the warm...view