Matsuri of This Month

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Sakenotsu Tondou (Saturday, Sunday or National Holiday closest to January 15)

[Tottori Pref] Sakenotsu, Ketaka Town, Tottori City
Tondou, a cone-shaped hut 4-5 meters hig…
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Katsube Shrine Fire Festival (The second Saturday in January)

[Shiga Pref] Katsube, Moriyama City Katsube Shrine
About 800 years ago an emperor fell ill …
 
 

Fuke-no-hi-matsuri (The second Saturday in January)

[Shiga Pref] Fuke Cho, Moriyama City Sumiyoshi Jinja
The festival features six giant pine tor…

Nishiichinobe Hadaka Matsuri (Middle of January (a day before Coming-of-Age Day))

[Shiga Pref] Ichinobe Cho, Higashiomi City Hotokuji
Single males of the town over the age of…
 
 
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Tug-of-War Ritual (The third Sunday in January)

[Osaka City・Osaka Pref] 2-9-19 Motomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka City Namba Yasaka Shrine
The ritual originated based on a Japanes…

Kayu-ura Shinji (January 11 & 14)

[Osaka Pref] 7-16 Izumoicho, Higashiosaka City Hiraoka Jinja
This is one of fortune-telling Shinto ev…
 
 

Okashira Shinji (One day during January and February)

[Mie Pref] Misonocho Takabuku, Ise City
Okashira Shinji is a series of Kylin lio…

Kajika-no Haraso-matsuri (Beginning of January)

[Mie Pref] Kajikacho, Owase City
This event is a reproduction of whaling …
 
 

Owasekukiura-no syogatsu-gyoji (December 31-January 3)

[Mie Pref] Kukicho, Owase City Kuki Jinja
Owasekukiura-no-syogatsu-gyoji means New…

Kuzaki-no Nottoshogatsu (January 17)

[Mie Pref] Toba City Kuzakicho, Toba City
This is a unique New Year event held in …