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Namahage Sedo Festival is a winter festival held at Shinzan Shrine in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. Their majestic and powerful wild dance around the bonfire held on the grounds of Shinzan Shrine attracts people from all around!
Oto Matsuri is a nighttime fire festival held annually on February 6th at World Heritage Site Kamikura Shrine. The Men’s Fire Festival Was Amazing!
A large-scale Hina Matsuri has been held annually in Katsuura City of Chiba Prefecture since 2001. A total of around 30,000 Hina dolls donated from around the country decorate areas across the city, so you can enjoy the dolls even just by walking around town.
Akita Prefecture’s Event with a History of Over 100 Years! Kamihinokinai’s Paper Balloon FestivalRead Later
This is a winter event representative of Akita Prefecture. Large candlelit paper balloons, painted with warrior pictures and Ukiyo-e styled women, flutter in the winter night sky like shining stars. A total of around 100 paper balloons are released into the night sky.
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.
On December 27th of 2018, the izakaya “Aomori Nebuta World Shinbashi Store” opened. The restaurant is themed after the famous “Aomori Nebuta Matsuri,” a festival held in Aomori Prefecture, and the interior decorations beautifully capture the moving atmosphere of the festival!
Recommended Shrines to Visit in the Greater Tokyo Area for Hatsumode! Post to Social Media Using This Cheap Prepaid SIM Card!Read Later
“Hatsumode” is a New Year’s tradition where you visit a shrine or temple and both give thanks for the past year and pray for a good upcoming year. Many people go out to celebrate Hatsumode, so it’s easy to enjoy the fun atmosphere of bringing in the new year. In this article, we will be introducing our recommended shrines to visit for Hatsumode in the Greater Tokyo Area!
Additionally, we will also be introducing a convenient and cheap prepaid SIM card so that you can post your New Year’s fun to social media in real time!
This fire festival has a history of around 800 years. It is held to pray for good health and avoidance of illness.