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【 Spring 】Interesting Japanese Festivals ☆

 

Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Spring is the time when many plants begin to grow and flower.

 

And, spring Festival could refer to any festival related to the Spring season. Here are some of the most popular Japanese spring festivals.

 

Matsuris are traditional Japanese festivals and each of them has a long history. The date and nature of each festival are different from community to community. Matsuris are powerful, energetic, exciting and enjoyable – everybody is always welcome to participate.

 

Crying Baby Festival ☆

 

Crying Baby Festival (Naki-zumo) is held from spring to autumn all around Japan. This Festival involves parents handing their babies to friendly sumo wrestlers to see if they will cry. The baby who cries the loudest wins the match.

 

 

 

Katsuura Hina Matsuri ☆
🔵  Chiba prefecture       (March 3)

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Honen  Matsuri ☆
🔵  Aichi prefecture       (on March 15)

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Anime Japan ☆
🔵  Tokyo       (late March )

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Kanamara  Matsuri ☆
🔵  Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa prefecture       (early in  April)

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Onbashira Matsuri ☆
🔵  Nagano prefecture       (April, May )

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Fuji Shibazakura Festival ☆
🔵  Yamanashi prefecture       (late April 〜 late May )

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Hakata Dontaku  ☆
🔵  Fukuoka  prefecture       (early in  May)

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Shinkawa Market  Matsuri ☆
🔵  Ube-city, Yamaguchi prefecture       (early in  May)

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Aoi Matsuri ☆
🔵  Kyoto      (Mid May)

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Sanja Matsuri ☆
🔵  Tokyo      (Mid May)

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