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Nada Fighting Festival

Nada Fighting Festival is the popular festival in Himeji City. The portable shrines are jolted awhen carried on the shoulders of the men in the parade.

Jidai Matsuri Festival (時代祭り)

The highlight of Jidai Matsuri is about 2,000 people dressed in costumes representing various eras of Kyoto’s 1,200-year history parade through the city.

Kurama Fire Festival

The Kurama Fire Festival is counted as one of the three great unusual festivals of Kyoto. Held at Yuki-jinja Shrine, in Kurama.

Toka Ebisu Festival / Kyoto

Toka Ebisu Festival is held at the Kyoto Ebisu Shrine, located next to Kennin-ji. Women in traditional costume come to the shrine to hand out lucky bamboos.

Imamiya To-ka ebisu festival

Imamiya Ebisu-jinja Shrine in Osaka is known for “Ebessan”, the god of commerce.

It gathers more than a million “merchants” wishing for prosperous business.

Nishinomiya To-ka Ebisu Festival

Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine is the home of the god of commerce. The Toka Ebisu Festival is always a lively event with many visitors and merchants.

The Setsubun Festival at Yoshida-Jinja

Yoshida-jinja, on the west slope of Yoshida-yama is one of the famous place for Setsubun festival. People gather to throw beans at performers dressed as "Oni".

Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Every year plum festival, at Kitano-Tenmangu is held on Feb 25th. One of the main events along with viewing plum blossoms is the special outdoor tea ceremony ".

Omihachiman fire festival/ Sagicho Matsuri

Sagicho Matsuri, a figure of the animal of the year according to the Zodiac, made with marine products and grain, is mounted in the center of this float.