Kishiwada Danjiri Festival, a race of strength and speed!

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival, a race of strength and speed!

          Overview   Danjiri Festival is a cart-pulling festival held in Japan, especially in the Kinki regions. The terms ‘danjiri’ means a large wooden cart in the shape of shrine or temple. This festival is originally a ritual ceremony held to pray for good harvest. In this festival, vigorous men pull the gorgeous danjiri through the streets in 70 areas in Kishiwada. The most exciting sight is Yarimawashi, when danjiri turns at a corner without reducing its speed. This thrilling and stunning parade is a tradition…

The Last Summer Firework ~ New National Fireworks Competition

The Last Summer Firework ~ New National Fireworks Competition

        Overview   New National Fireworks Competition is an annually firework event in Suwa Lake, Nagano Prefecture. The fireworks makers launched their original fireworks, competing their technique and creativity.           Event Schedule   The first Saturday of September Upcoming Event: September 5, 2015 Time: 7:00 P.M. ~ 8:30 P.M.   The festival will still be held in case of light rain but will postpone in case of bad weather.             How to Enjoy   Firework makers launch creative…

State of Art, Musical Firework Show ~ Numata Fireworks Festival

State of Art, Musical Firework Show ~ Numata Fireworks Festival

      Overview   Numata Firework Festival originally began in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture. The festival is brought by Firework maker, “Marutama-ya”. Marutama-ya has won prizes at the major firework competitions all of the world.             Event Schedule   Mid-September Upcoming Event: September 12(Sat.), 2015 Time: 7:00 P.M. ~ 7:45 P.M.   (Event and Booth: 2:00 P.M. ~)             How to Enjoy   Before the fireworks, there are many events that you can enjoy such as Flair Bartending Show,…