Matsuri of This Month

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Yassai Hossai at Iwatsuta Jinja (December 14)

[Sakai City・Osaka Pref] Hamadera Ishizucho Naka, Nishi Ward, Sakai City Iwatsuta Jinja
This fire festival is based on a local l…

Ise Daikagura (December 24)

[Mie Pref] 155 Tayu, Kuwana City Masuda Jinja
Ise Kagura is a sacred music and dance p…
 
 

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

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

Aekuni Jinja Annual Festiva (January 3, April 17 and December 5)

[Mie Pref] Ichinomiya, Iga City Aekuni Shrine
Shishimai is a Kylin lion dance dedicate…
 
 

Geita Festival (December 31 - January 1)

[Mie Pref] Kamishima Island in Toba City
At dawn on New Year's Day, men from thro…
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Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri (December 15 -18)

[Nara pref] Kasuganocho, Nara City Kasugataisha
This is an annual celebration held by Wa…
 
 

Nenneko Matsuri (December 1)

[Wakayama Pref] Konohajinja
The festival starts around 6 a.m., when …