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Name of Matsuri・Pref・Category Description Location(s)・Access Date(s)
Kajika-no Haraso-matsuri [Mie Pref]
Water festival
This event is a reproduction of whaling in the Edo era …
Kajikacho, Owase City
Ten minutes bus ride from JR Kata Station to Kajika bus stop
Beginning of January
Higashioizu-no Okashira-shinji [Mie Pref]
Protection from evil・lion dance・Dance
Okashira Shinji is a Kylin lion dance ritual being held…
Higashioizu Satonaka Jinja
Ten minutes drive from Kintetsu Akeno Station
Saturday in the beginning of January
11_勝福寺追儺式 Tsuinashiki in Shofukuji [Hyogo Pref・Kobe City]
Dance
Tsuinashiki (a ceremony of driving out evil spirits) in…
Suma Ward, Kobe City Shofukuji
Fifteen minutes walk from Itayado Station on the Sanyo Railways
January 7
12_妙法寺追儺式 Tsuinashiki in Myohoji [Hyogo Pref・Kobe City]
Dance
Tsuinashiki (a ceremony of driving out evil spirits) in…
Bishamonsan Myohoji, Suma Ward, Kobe City Myohoji
Ten minutes walk from Myohoji station on the Subway Seishin-yamate line.
January 3
14_転法輪寺追儺式 Tsuinasiki in Tenporinji [Hyogo Pref・Kobe City]
Dance
Tsuinashiki (a ceremony of driving out evil spirits) in…
Tarumi Ward, Kobe City Tenporinji
Ten minutes taxi ride from Subway Sogoundokoen Station
January 7
22_明王寺追儺式 Tsuinashiki in Myooji [Hyogo Pref・Kobe City]
Protection from evil・Dance
Tsuinashiki (a ceremony of driving out evil spirits) i…
1900 Myodanicho, Tarumi Ward, Kobe City Myooji
Twelve minutes taxi ride from Subway Myodani Station
January 4
Onioi Dengaku [Hyogo Pref]
Protection from evil・For a good harvest
“Onioi” means kicking off devils and “Dengaku” means a …
Kamimanganjicho, Kasai City Kongoin
Thirty five minutes taxi ride from JR Amaji Station
January 8
fukui58 Nosaka Danose Matsuri [Fukui Pref]
Performing art・For a good harvest
The festival features a Shinto ritual of dance and musi…
Nosaka, Tsuruga City Nosaka Shrine
Five minutes walk from JR Awano Station
Around January 8
Archer of Kawai [Nara pref]
Folkways
This is also called yumi matsuri (Bow Festival) held at…
Kamikitayama, Nara Prefecture Keitokuji 
January 8
Ao-no-omoko and Dotoshiki [Wakayama Pref]
Folkways
In the Yakushido hall, which was built in the Muromachi…
Yakushido hall in Kichijoji temple
Thirty minutes bus ride from JR Fujinami Station to Ao bus stop, and five minutes walk from the bus stop
January 8 by the lunar calendar