The Ohmato Taikai is a tournament in which only young adult (20 years of age) ranked archers and martial artists can participate.
Participants compete by shooting two arrows at a target around 60 meters away.
This fire festival has a history of around 800 years. It is held to pray for good health and avoidance of illness.
Sapporo is located in the heart of Hokkaido. It’s an amazing location where both big cities and abundant nature exist in harmony, making it a popular tourist destination. No matter what season you visit during, there are always plenty of fun activities to enjoy! This article will introduce our carefully selected spots and events for you to enjoy in Sapporo!
Nara, Wakakusa YamayakiRead Later
The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an event where the 342-meter-high Mt. Wakakusa that overlooks Nara City is lit on fire.
Shitenno-ji – Doya-Doya FestivalRead Later
The Doya-Doya Festival is a festival in which boys wearing loincloths and headbands scramble to gather evil-warding charms.
Aomori in Winter – Hirosaki City Sightseeing – A Journey With Nebuta, Tsugaru Shamisen, and Gourmet Food!Read Later
You can reach Shin-Aomori Station from Tokyo Station in about 3 hours by taking the “Hayabusa” Tohoku Shinkansen. Switch to the standard train line for about 40 minutes, and you will reach Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki. Here I will report on that area in the wintertime.
Every year on January 15th, people make a pilgrimage to three temples in Hida-Furukawa: Enko-ji, Shinshu-ji, and Honkou-ji.The three temples feature large Japanese candles, and the main streets of town are lined with giant 2-meter-tall snow candles.
Every year the Straw Bag Pulling is held on the second Saturday of January in Aizuminato Town of Fukushima Prefecture. In this festival, a large number of men dressed only in loincloths are split into two teams – red and white – and pull on a giant bale of straw like a game of tug-of-war.