The launch also coincides with Shinju Matsuri
, or Festival of the Pearl, a truly unique Broome experience and the start of the Wildflower season in Western Australia, which is also an extremely popular sight-seeing activity for Japanese visitors to Perth.
Learn about the summer festivals (matsuri
) celebrated in Japan, plus taiko drum and koto harp music, traditional folk tales and a tea ceremony and crafts.
A giant Taiwanese lantern was included in the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
, an annual festival in northeastern Japan, from Aug.
This year, the first Yamahoko Junko procession, called the Saki Matsuri
, began after a shimenawa ceremonial rope was cut down with a Japanese katana sword by 10-year-old Nozomi Nakanishi, who was on the Naginatahoko float leading the procession.
We visited the Matsuri
no Mori Festival Museum, which houses some of the festival floats used during the Takayama Festival.
Known as Jidai Matsuri
, or Festival of Ages, the event is a spectacular procession showcasing the eight different eras of Japan's history from the Meiji Restoration (around 1868) to Enryaku period (782-806) in reverse chronological order.
ANGLESEY CIRCUIT ANGLESEY Circuit will hosts more than 150 cars for two days of sideways action as Drift Matsuri
returns to the island this weekend.
These are listed on an online calendar, and include friendship parties, tea ceremonies, participation in Shinto matsuri
festivals, kimono parties, Sumo wrestling events, shodo calligraphy workshops, sushi parties, running events, and visits to see the Noh theatre, just to name a few.
Several performers who appeared at the recently concluded Manila Idol Matsuri
went on social media to express their displeasure at getting robbed while performing at the event.
Kyoto's annual Gion Matsuri
parade was cancelled on Sunday following seven straight days above 38AC.