Parades of Hundred Portable Shrines, Kanda Matsuri!

Parades of Hundred Portable Shrines, Kanda Matsuri!

      Overview   Kanda Matsuri is one of Japan’s three major festivals, which dates back to Edo era. There is main ceremony every 2 years. As a part of the ceremony, you can see a parade of portable shrines and floats marching through the 30 kilometers streets in Kanda and Nihombashi area. It is indeed, a stunning sight to see 100 portable shrines marching into Kanda Shrine.           Event Schedule   Once every 2 years In mid-May Next event will be held in 2017…

Parades of Powerful, Traditional Dances ,, Yosakoi Matsuri!

Parades of Powerful, Traditional Dances ,, Yosakoi Matsuri!

    Overview   Yosakoi is a Japanese traditional dance, originated in Kochi, where this festival is held. During this festival, 19,000 dancers in bright colored costume from about 200 Yosakoi dance teams perform their original Yosakoi dance and music. By touring around the 12 venues of this festival and watch many different styles of performance, you can feel their passion for Yosakoi!       Event Schedule From 9 August to 12 August every year On 9 August: Opening ceremony and performance by the previous year awarded teams On…

Traveling Across Time to the classical, Heian Period in Aoi Matsuri

Traveling Across Time to the classical, Heian Period in Aoi Matsuri

      Overview   Aoi Matsuri is the most elegant festival held in Japan. Most Matsuri are held by ordinary people or shrines, but Aoi Matsuri is started by the Emperor at that time, as an event praying for a bountiful harvest, participants were all really aristocracy. That is why in Aoi Matsuri, people all dressed in Heian-period style, especially aristocracy’s costume. No exaggeration ,it is the best chance to feel ancient Japan’s style, how they dress, the way of walking, even about their make-up! Every year, on May 15th,…

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Gorgeous Costumes and Lively Rhythm with Asakusa Samba Carnival

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Gorgeous Costumes and Lively Rhythm with Asakusa Samba Carnival

    Overview   Asakusa Samba Festival is Japan’s largest samba carnival festival, held towards the end of summer. It is also one of Tokyo’s most popular festivals, attracting 500,000 visitors annually. The highlight of this festival is the sight professional samba dancers wearing elaborate and vibrant costumes as well as beautiful dancers wearing it. For people who love colorful, gorgeous costumes and lively dance and rhythm, this festival would surely be a suitable finale to summer!         Event Schedule   Every last Saturday of August This…

Travel back in time to Feudal Japan in Jidai Matsuri !

Travel back in time to Feudal Japan in Jidai Matsuri !

    Overview   When it comes to the festivals in Kyoto, it is said that there are three biggest events which you can’t miss them! They are Aoi Festival, Gion Festival, and the last but not least is Jidai Festival. “JIDAI” which means periods in Japanese. Jidai Festival represents the glory periods in Japan’s history.         Event Schedule   From 10/15~10/23, while 10/22 is the date main event be hold 10/15 15:00~ Traditional girl dance called “Hoshuku odori ashigatame” 10/21 10:00~ Ritual took place to pray that…