Matsuri of This Month

Okashira Shinji (One day during January and February)

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

Shogatsudo-no Shushoe (February 11-12)

[Mie Pref] Shimagahara, Iga City Shogatsu-do Temple
Shogatsudo-no Shushoe is New Year's Shin…
 
 

Tanahashi-no Okashira-shinji (Beginning of February)

[Mie Pref] Watarai Cho Tanahashi, Watarai cho, Mie Prefecture
This is a Shinto ritual that has been ha…

Hananoiwaya Jinja Spring Festival (February 2)

[Mie Pref] Arimacho, Kumano City Hananoiwaya Shrine
A 70 meter high large rock is the sacred…
 
 

Gonbo Matsuri (February 11)

[Mie Pref] Misugicho Shimonogawa, Tsu City Nakayama Shrine
The festival features offering Burdock, …

Ichinose Shishikagura (February 11)

[Mie Pref] 392 Wakide, Watarai Cho, Mie Prefecture Ichinose Shrine
Shishikagura is a Kylin lion dance which…
 
 

Igomori Matsuri (The third Saturday and Sunday in February)

[Kyoto Pref] Yamashirocho Hirao, Kizugawa City,
Yamashirocho Kabata, Kizugawa City
Igomori Matsuri (festival) is known as t…

Tsunakake Matsuri (February 11)

[Nara pref] Etsutsumi Cho, Sakurai City Susanoo Shrine
A male rope coming from Etsutsumi distri…
 
 

Hanazono-no Ondamai (Sunday near January 8 by the lunar calendar in odd-numbered years)

[Wakayama Pref] Hanazonoyanase, Katsuragicho, Wakayama Prefecture Henshoji
Ondamai in Hanazonoyanase of Katsuragi C…

Suginohara-no-ontamai (February 11 in odd-numbered years)

[Wakayama Pref] Suginohara, Aridagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture Ushakuji
This is a Shinto ritual dance, imitating…