Matsuri of This Month

Kurata Hachimangu Annual Festival (Sunday near April 15)

[Tottori Pref] Kurada, Tottori City Kurata Hachiman-gu Shrine
This shishi-mai has the traditional styl…
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Karo Jinja Spring Festival (April 28 - 29)

[Tottori Pref] Karo Cho, Tottori City Karo Shrine
Many Kylin Lion Dances have been perform…
 
 
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Ube Shrine Annual Festival (April 21)

[Tottori Pref] Miyanoshita, Kokufu Cho, Tottori City Ube Jinja
This is famous for its shishi-mai (Lion …

Kuchisaji Jinja Festival (Sunday before April 15)

[Tottori Pref] Furuichi, Saji Cho, Tottori City Kuchisaji Jinja
This shishimai is a kind of Ise dai-kagu…
 
 
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Momote-no-Shinji (The fourth Sunday in April)

[Tottori Pref] Yakkami, Ketaka Cho, Tottori City Himeji Shrine
Long-nosed goblins and lion dancers foll…
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Sawa Jinja – Spring Festival and Autumn Festival (The second Sunday in April and in October)

[Tottori Pref] Saitai, Yazu Cho, Tottori Prefecture Sawa Jinja
The lion dance started by Ikeda Mitsunak…
 
 
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Hashira Matsuri (The Cock's days in April in the years of the Tiger and the Monkey)

[Tottori Pref] Chizu, Chizu Cho, Tottori Prefecture Suwa Shrine
The purpose of the festival is to symbol…
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Nagahama Hikiyama Festival (April 13-16)

[Shiga Pref] Nagahama City Motohama Cho
This is one of three major floats festiv…
 
 
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Minakuchi Hikiyama Matsuri (April 19-20)

[Shiga Pref] Minakuchi, Minakuchi Cho, Koka City Minakuchi Shrine
Ornate Hikiyama floats are paraded throu…

Kurokawa Hanagasa Taiko Odori (The third Sunday in April)

[Shiga Pref] Tsuchiyama Kurokawa, Koka City Omiya Shrine
The origin is said to be an elegant danc…