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The “Hagi Jidai Matsuri” is a traditional event with over 290 years of history held in Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Hagi City. During this event, over 200 people take part in the time-honored “Hagi Daimyo Procession” offertory queue that parades through the city.
Our Recommended Fall 2018 Products from “Hankyu Umeda Main Store” in Osaka, Japan’s Largest Department Store!Read Later
“Hankyu Umeda Main Store,” located in the heart of Osaka, is Japan’s largest department store, featuring a wide selection of trendy products from Japan and overseas. Their selection of fashion and cosmetic goods is the greatest in all of Kansai! Additionally, they also sell a variety of delicious food products, so you can enjoy shopping here all day long! In this article, we will be introducing our recommended products for this fall!
“Karatsu Kunchi” is a major autumn festival, held November 2nd through 4th every year at Karatsu Shrine. The festival celebrates harvests.“Karatsu Kunchi” has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset of Japan, and in 2016 it was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as well.
Kagoshima – Ohara MatsuriRead Later
Kagoshima’s Ohara Matsuri is a lively, vibrant festival during which over 20,000 dancers parade through the city to the beat of songs like “Ohara-bushi,” a local folk song.
Over three days in October, a lively annual autumn festival takes place in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture. Held in various districts throughout the city, it's known by its generic name, Niihama Taiko Matsuri. This festival celebrates the abundant harvest of autumn. Along with Tokushima's Awa-Odori and Kochi's Yosakoi summer dance festivals, the Taiko Matsuri is famous as one of the three major festivals in Shikoku.
"Tori-no-Ichi"Festivals is a festival held across Japan so that people can pray for good business and monetary luck. It is held in various locations during November, but the "Tori-no-Ichi" held at Ohtori Shrine, known for being particularly auspicious, is said to receive the most visitors and boast the most stalls.
Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
Along with the Aoi Matsuri in May and the Gion Matsuri in July, Heian Shrine's Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) is considered one of the three greatest annual festivals held in Kyoto.