Hello, I’m Hiroki.
I’m Japanese, so I used to join a festival (Omatsuri) when I was a kid.
Japan has a lot of festivals.
That held every year. (especially summer season.)
However, the top three festivals, known collectively as Nihon Sandai Matsuri, are unique larger than life processions of shrines, displays of fireworks and performances of traditional arts that need to be seen to be believed.
Today, I’d like to introduce Japan’s top three festivals to you.
First of all, I explain the name of Japan’s top three festivals.
Then, I talk about the details and origin of each festival.
Gion festival (KYOTO)
Gion festival was started Kyoto1,100 years ago.
That festival’s origin is that people prayed to recover from illness.
The highlight is the place where the festival car of various designs parades. Many tourists come from foreign countries every year.
Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri festival, which takes place in mid-July each year.
Tenjin festival (OSAKA)
Tenjin festival was started in Osaka.
There is the history more than 1,000 years. Fireworks are famous and are launched more than 3,000. The incredible firework displays that light up the city.
Osaka’s Tenjin Matsuri Festival takes place in 4th of July.
Kanda festival (TOKYO)
Kanda festival was started in the Edo period(1603-1867).
When Ieyasu Tokugawa went to fight, it was held in hope of victory.
(Ieyasu Tokugawa is the person who made the Edo period.)
The highlights are a day-long procession through central Tokyo on Saturday, and parades of portable shrines (mikoshi) by the various neighborhoods on Sunday.
Tokyo’s Kanda Matsuri held on mid-May every other year.
How is everything?
If you have a chance to go to Japan, you should join it!!!