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Nara Todaiji Temple Omizutori Festival 2018
Where: Nara, Japan
When:  Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Fire and Water festival - Nara Japan The monks of Todaiji Temple are in charge of the spring ritual. Just after midnight 11 chosen monks climb the stairs of the temple with burning torches. As they get closer to the altar they try to catch up with the divine time. The other monks strike on the drums and mumble mantras facts that contribute to the magic atmosphere. The Temple is an hour by train from Osaka or Kyoto.
Kanamara Matsuri 2018 (かなまら祭) - Festival of the Steel Phallus
Where: Kawasaki, Japan
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
The male steel organ festival, Kanamara Matsuri, is held since 1969 every spring in the Kanayama shrine in the city of Kawasaki in Japan.   With all the strangeness and irony of this, according to the tradition of the local Shinto religion, the masculine penis is the main theme of the festival.   An ancient legend tells us that a demon with sharp teeth fell in love with a young woman and hid in her vagina.  On her wedding night the demon bit her husband's sex organ. The woman who was sorry for her husband asked...(read more)
Hana Matsuri (Floral Festival in Japan) 2018
Where: Tokyo, Japan
When:  Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
The floral Festival of Japan, Hana-Matsuri, is a religious holiday that symbols Buddha's birthday. The holiday is celebrated, yearly, in April 8th in the Buddhist temples all over Japan. According to tradition, the believers put, in the temples, little house models decorated with flowers, with baby Buddha statuses inside it. They power water on the little houses and then collect it as holy water. The visitor can enjoy the beauty of the colorful ceremonies.
Fujiyoshida Fire Festival 2018
Where: Fujiyoshida, Japan
When:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Monday, August 27, 2018
The festival symbols the end of the summer in Japan. The first day of the celebration, the 26th of August, is officially the last day of climbing the Fuji Mountain. The Japanese carry the goddess of the Fuji mountain, that symbols the fire safety, across the streets. It is supposed to look at the fires on the way and be convinced to secure the mountain another year. In the next day, in the Susuki festival the coming of autumn is indicated.
Japanese Grand Prix (Formula One Race) 2018
Where: Nagoya, Japan
When:  Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
The Japanese Grand Prix is one of number yearly races which are held all over the world. In 2008, 17 competitions took place, in 2009, 18 competitions and in 2010, 19 competitions are planned. The races, usually, are held in the same countries and around the same dates. However there are changes, thus it is possible that a certain country will not held a race while new countries are added to the list. These are the countries, in alphabetical order, where the races are held: Abu-Dhabi, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Britain,...(read more)
Hakozaki Shrine Tamaseseri (Ball-Catching Festival) 2019
Where: Fukuoka, Japan
When:  Thursday, January 3, 2019 - Thursday, January 3, 2019
Once a year, on Jan 3rd, Hakozaki Shrine Tamaseseri (Ball-Catching Festival) is held in Fukuoka. This is a traditional event that exists for more than five hundred years. Group of men wearing loincloth only are struggle on catching a ball. This is a special ball 30 cm (0.98 foot) diameter and eight kg (17.64 Pound) weight. The competitor has to catch the ball and lift it high above his head. According to tradition it brings a good luck and success. The competitors are divided into two groups, one represents the farmers and the soil and...(read more)
Bullfinch Exchange Festival (Usokae) 2019
Where: Dazaifu, Japan
When:  Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Friday, January 25, 2019
Bullfinch Exchange Festival (Usokae) is a traditional event where the believers carry out a ritual struggle between the good and the evil forces. The events are held in Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine in Fukuoka Prefecture. Every year, in January's evenings, groups of believers gather in the shrine. They carry a wooden carvings of bullfinches (a red chest songbird) called in Japanese Kiuso or in short Uso. In Japanese uso is a double meaning word; the name of the bird and also lie. The ceremony begins at dark; the wooden birds are...(read more)
Sapporo Snow Festival 2019
Where: Sapporo, Japan
When:  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Monday, February 11, 2019 - Estimated date !
Sapporo is located in Hokkaido Island the second in its size in Japan. Sapporo holds, yearly in February, since 1950 one of the most beautiful art events of the winter, the Sapporo Snow Festival. In spite of the fact that snow festivals are held in other Japanese cities, Sapporo festival events are more attractive. It attracts more than a million visitors and the number grows with the years. Spectacular ice statues are presented in the main festival venues. The main and biggest exhibition is located on Odori Park. Two other exhibitions can...(read more)
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