Thanks Asarii & mikkih lol if you want, I can write down a list here of festivals from a specific area (Snow Festival in Sapporo etc) from everywhere in the year.
haha I wrote popcorn-thingys because otherwise i would've said seeds but that's definitely not right XD. Right onto the list!:3
edit:doing the list...
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That would be excellent, murasakii! Please do It would also give people who want to visit Japan a good idea of when is a good time to go to a specific place in Japan
When I visited Gifu, I heard about the Takayama Festival. Too bad I was not there at the right time to catch it. You can get more info here. It's said to be one of the most beautiful festivals in Japan! I did see pictures and the floats museum, and I must say they were spectacular. I would love to go back someday to watch the real festival!
I guess it can also be double edged, because going to a place during a festival can make the stay quite expensive and crowded.
Nineteen days later, but here goes.
This festival occurs on July 7th every year and is based on the following myth:
Wishes are written on tanzaku (a long piece of paper) and hung on a bamboo tree. IIRC you don't write your name down so with the power of anonymity, you can wish for anything whether it's passing an exam or something shallow (ha ha) such as getting a 3DS. People wear their yukata and participate in festivals at their local shrine.Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanabata
I was wondering if abroad Japanese like you Asarii also do Obon. It seems like an important day but it must be different when you are out of Japan, isn't it ?
Apart from Hinamatsuri and Kodomo no Hi, my family doesn't do much for other festivals. However, Nikkei around the world do partake in traditions such as Obon. Just a few weeks ago my hometown's Japanese cultural centre had an Obon Festival.
Festivals and basically the entire culture of Japan are centered on community so it's more meaningful to celebrate with a large group than a small one.