1/23/2007

CEREMONIES, FESTIVALS .. SPRING . SAIJIKI TOP

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like Buddha Amida
coming over the mountains -
First Sunrise !


山越えの阿弥陀のごとく初日の出   

Gabi Greve, January 2005



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Saijiki of Buddhist, Shinto and other Ceremonies and Events of Japan and related kigo

Since olden times, Shintoism and later Buddhism has left a deep impression on Japanese Culture. Most of the important Shinto and Buddhist festivals and customs are kigo for haiku too.
Here you find a long list of Buddhist and Shinto kigo and LINKS to detailed information of the World Kigo Database.

All kigo listed here belong to the category "Observances, Seasonal Events (gyooji 行事)".
Another great group of the observances are the

Memorial Days of famous people .
I have compiled them in a separate saijiki.


Many kigo make reference to a temple or shrine.
. Place names used in Haiku  


To get a general idea of a MATSURI, a festival in Japan,
read this interesting article and find more links:
WKD : Festivals of Japan - Introduction

National Holidays of Japan


A place of worship in Buddhism is usually called a - TEMPLE - ,
in Shintoism a - SHRINE - .

Introducing Temples and Shrines of Japan
Gabi Greve



. Amulets and Talismans from Japan . 

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The Asian Lunar Calendar and Ceremonies

A lunar month started with no-moon, had the full moon on the 15th and 28 days to go.
The first lunar month of a year started the round of 12 months.
With the calendar reform in Japan, things changed, making the life of a haiku poet more difficult.

Please read the details here:

. The Asian Lunar Calendar and the
changing Dates of Japanese Ceremonies


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. Kisai 奇祭 very special festivals  
festival with a bizarre or unusual ritual


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Use your own Page Browser
to find a Keyword or Synonym in the following list.


The Japanese name of a ceremony is usually given first.

After having written two books on Buddhist art,
I hope to contribute a bit to the haiku world with this online saijiki.

Gabi Greve

Buddhastatuen (Buddhastatues) Who is Who
Buddhist Ritual and Ceremonial Tools



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February March April


- 春 HARU SPRING - FRÜHLING -

Some saijiki list a few of these ceremonies in the New Year season.


Aofujigaki shinji 青紫垣神事 (あおふしがきしんじ)
Ritual of green fenced boats

Miho Shrine, Shimane

Awashima matsuri 粟島祭 (あわしままつり)
Awashima festival

..... Awashima matsuri 淡島祭(あわしままつり)
Wakayama, March 3

Azuma Odori .. 東踊 (あずまおどり) / 東をどりAzuma Dance, Tokyo Dance

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Buddha's Birthday, ceremonies including
Busshoo-e 仏生会
Kanbutsu-e 潅仏会 (Kambutsu-E)
Hanamatsuri 花祭 Flower Festival (Buddha's Birthday)
Hana Midoo 花御堂 Flower Hall, Blossom Hall
Amacha 甘茶 Sweet Tea  

and many more KIGO !

Bosatsu Matsuri 菩薩祭 Bodhisattva Festival temple Soofuku-Ji in Nagasaki

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Christian Celebrations in Spring
nijuuroku seijinsai 二十六聖人祭 (にじゅうろくせいじんさい)celebration of the 26 saints
Barentain Dii バレンタインデー Valentine Day  
shanikusai 謝肉祭 (しゃにくさい) carneval, carnival  
sei Yosefu sai 聖ヨセフ祭 (せいよせふさい) feast of Saint Joseph
o-tsugesai 御告祭 おつげさい Annunciation
shishunsetsu 四旬節 (しじゅんせつ) lent
sei kinyoobi 聖金曜日 せいきんようび Good Friday
fukkatsu-sai 復活祭り、iisutaa イースター Easter
and more related kigo.


Confucius, Sekiten 釈奠 (せきてん) Confucius Ceremony
Kooshi sai, kooshisai 孔子祭(こうしさい)Confucius Festival
okimatsuri おきまつり / Sekisai 釈菜(せきさい)

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Degawari 出代 (でがわり) migrating servants
degawari 出替(でがわり), igasane 居重ね(いがさね), inari 居なり(いなり), shinzan 新参(しんざん), kosan 古参(こさん), choonen 重年(ちょうねん), o-memie (o me mie) 御目見得(おめみえ)

Dontaku .. どんたく Dontaku Festival in Hakata
Dontaku music group, dontaku bayashi どんたく囃子(どんたくばやし); "Pine Music Group", matsu bayashi 松囃子(まつばやし)

Donzuki matsuri ... どんずき祭 "Body throwing Festival", Donzukuri Festival. Niigata.
.... One of the "naked men" festivals.

Doomyooji matsuri 道明寺祭 (どうみょうじまつり)
Domyoji Temple Festival

Doomyooji hoshi ii 道明寺糒(どうみょうじほしいい)
dried cooked rice from temple Domyoji


Doro-uchi matsuri 泥打祭 どろうちまつり
mud-throwing festival

Aso Shrine, Fukuoka

Dosha Kaji Hoo-E 土砂加持法会
memorial service to prevent natural disasters


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Ebumi, fumi-e (fumie) 絵踏, 踏絵, 踏み絵 Stepping on Chistian icons

Enryaku-Ji mishiho 延暦寺御修法 Mishiho ritual at temple Enryaku-Ji
Shiga

Eyoo 会陽 Naked Festival. Third Sunday in February. Best known at Saidai-Ji, Okayama.

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Fugu Kuyoo 河豚供養 Memorial Service for Blowfish
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi

Furukawa no okoshi daikoo 古川の起し太鼓 (ふるかわのおこしだいこ)
"wake-up drums from Furukawa"

Gifu, Hida, Furukawa town

Futsuka kyuu 二日灸 moxabustion on February second



Ganburoo 雁風呂 (がんぶろ) Ritual for departed geese
mid-spring, in Tsugaru penninsula
gan kuyoo 雁供養(かりくよう)

Gishi-Sai 義士祭 . Memorial Ceremony for the 47 Samurai, graves of the 47 Ronin at Sengakuji

Go-Kaichoo 御開帳 Showing of the Secret Buddha Statue
..... keigan 啓龕(けいがん) ..... kaichoo 開帳 (かいちょう)
ikaichoo 居開帳(いかいちょう)to show a statue in the own temple
dekaichoo 出開帳(でかいちょう)to go and see a displayed statue at another temple

Golden Week (gorudin uiiku ゴールデンウィーク )
oogon shuukan 黄金週間 (おうごんしゅうかん)

Gyokusui 曲水 (きょくすい ) "Meandering River Poetry Ceremony
..... gokusui 曲水(ごくすい)
gyokusui no en 曲水の宴(きょくすいのえん)Party at the meandering stream
megurimizu no toyo akari 曲水の豊明(めぐりみずのとよあかり)
ryuushoo 流觴(りゅうしょう)
sakazuki nagashi 盃流(さかずきながし)floating cups with sake

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Hadaka Matsuri  裸祭り, Hadaka Mairi "Naked Festivals" ... a LIST

Hanakae Matsuri 花換祭 / 花換祭り Flower-exchanging festival at shrine Kanesaki-gu, Fukui prefecture

Hanashizume matsuri 鎮花祭 (はなしずめまつり)
"appease the blossoms"

Festival of scattering blossoms for good health
chinkasai 鎮花祭(ちんかさい) hanashizume はなしずめ
Miwa Shrine, April 18

Hari Kuyoo 針供養 Memorial day for used sewing needles
in Kanto



Haru basho 春場所 Spring Sumo Wrestling tournament
Sumo tournament in the third month, sangatsu basho 三月場所(さんがつばしょ)、Osaka Tournament, oosaka basho 大阪場所(おおさかばしょ)、Naniwa Basho浪花場所(なにわばしょ)

Harugoto 春ごと ( はるごと) "spring things"
..... haru no koto 春の事(はるのこと)
..... kotobi 事日(ことび)
..... koto matsuri, kotomatsuri 事祭(ことまつり)
regional, day off work

Haru Matsuri .. 春祭り Spring Festival. General introduction.

Hasedera no Tada-oshi 長谷寺のただ押し (はせでらのただおし) Festival at Temple Hasedera, Sakurai, Nara

Hatsu uma 初午 (はつうま)  First Day of the Horse
Horse Festival, uma matsuri 午祭(うままつり)
dumplings for the first day of the horse, hatus uma dango 初午団子(はつうまだんご)
Hatsu umako 初午粉(はつうまこ), shirushi no sugi 験の杉(しるしのすぎ)、
ichi no uma, 一の午(いちのうま)、ni no uma 二の午(にのうま)、san no uma 三の午(さんのうま)
first shrine visit on the day of the horse, hatsu uma moode 初午詣(はつうまもうで)
"lucky shrine visit", fuku mairi 福参(ふくまいり)
fox belief meeting, inari koo稲荷講(いなりこう)
first performance, hatsu uma shibai 初午芝居(はつうましばい)
first kyogen, hatsu uma kyoogen 初午狂言(はつうまきょうげん)

Henro 遍路 : Spring Pilgrimage in Shikoku

Hiburi 火振り祭 (ひぶりまつり) "fire-swinging festival"
hifuri shinji. Aso Fire Festival. Kumamoto

. Higan-E 彼岸会 Spring Equinox Service
middle day of higan, welcoming the equinox, hi mukae 日迎え (ひむかえ)
departing of the equinox, hi okuri 日送り(ひおくり)
hi no tomo 日の伴(ひのとも)and many more kigo

Hina Eshiki ひな会式, 雛会式 Ceremony of Hina Dolls
Hina Matsuri 雛祭 at temple Hokkei-Ji, Nara

Hira Hakkoo 比良八講、Hira Hakkoo 比良八荒
Ceremony for the eight volumes of the Lotus Sutra

Shirohige Shrine, lake Biwa

Hiraizumi Fujiwara Matsuri 平泉藤原祭 Fujiwara Festival in Hiraizumi
Iwate prefecture

Hookyoo-Ji Hina Matsuri 宝鏡寺雛祭 ひなまつり
..... Doll Festival at Temple Hokyo-Ji, March 3

Hote Matsuri 帆手祭 Sail-cord Festival. At Shiogama Shrine, Miyagi Pref.

Hotokemai, hotoke mai 仏舞 Buddha Dance, Rengemai 蓮華舞

Hyakumanben Nenbutsu 百万遍念仏 Saying the Nenbutsu Prayer one million times

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Ichiya kanjoo 一夜官女 (いちやかんじょ) court lady for one night
. . . . . ichiji jooroo 一時上臈(いちじじょうろう)
Nozato Sumiyoshi Shrine 野里住吉神社


Inari matsuri 稲荷祭 (いなりまつり) Fox God Festival
Inari matsuri oide 稲荷祭御出(いなりまつりおいで)、Inari no oide 稲荷のお出(いなりのおいで)、Inari shinkoosai 稲荷神幸祭(いなりしんこうさい)


Ise Mairi 伊勢参 (いせまいり) Visiting Ise Shrine
Ise sanguu 伊勢参宮(いせさんぐう), O-kage mairi お陰参(おかげまいり), nuke mairi 抜参(ぬけまいり), saka mukae 坂迎え(さかむかえ)
Ise Shrine Group, isekoo 伊勢講(いせこう),
daidai koo 太々講(だいだいこう)


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Jooraku-e 常楽会 (じょうらくえ ) Nirvana Ceremony
temple Kofuku-Ji, Kyoto

Jukai-e 授戒会 Initiation ceremony for novice monks *


Juusan-mairi 十三詣 temple visit for 13 Buddhas
13 Protector Buddhas for the first 13 years of a child
chie moode 知恵詣(ちえもうで),
"praying for wisdom", chie morai 知恵貰い(ちえもらい)

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Kaiyose-kaze 貝寄風 shell-drawing wind

Kamogawa Odori .. 鴨川踊 (かもがわおどり) Kamogawa Dance in Kyoto

Kane kasumu 鐘霞む hearing tempel bells from afar

Kane kuyoo 鐘供養 Memorial ceremony of temple bells

Kanshoku 寒食 (かんしょく) "cold food"
kanshoku setsu 寒食節(かんしょくせつ)
ritual of eating cold food
hyakugo setsu 百五節(ひゃくごせつ)
ritual on day 105 (after the winter solstice) - Okinawa

Kari kuyoo 雁供養(かりくよう) memorial service for wild geese
ganburo 雁風呂 がんぶろ "bath for the wild geese"

Kashihara matsuri ... 橿原祭 Kashihara Shrine Festival, Nara

Kashima saitoosai 鹿島祭頭祭 (かしまさいとうさい)
Saito Sai Festival at Kashima


Kasuga Matsuri ... 春日祭 (かすがまつり) Kasuga Shrine Festival, Nara
..... "Kasuga Monkey Festival" saru matsuri 申祭(さるまつり)


Kenkoku kinenbi 建国記念日 (けんこくきねんび) National Foundation Day of Japan
kenkoku no hi 建国の日(けんこくのひ)、kenkoku sai 建国祭(けんこくさい)、kigensetsu 紀元節(きげんせつ)、baika setsu 梅花節(ばいかせつ)、baika setsu 梅佳節(ばいかせつ)
Kenpoo Kinenbi 憲法記念日 (けんぽうきねんび) Constitution Day
March 3

Kiken Castle (kikenjoo 善見城)Heat Shimmers and
Taishaku-Ten 帝釈天.


Kinensai 祈念祭 (きねんさい) Kinensai ritual Court ceremony
..... toshigoi no matsuri 年祈いの祭(としごいのまつり)


Kitano natane goku 北野菜種御供 (きたのなたねごく)
ritual for rapeseed blossoms at shrine Kitano Tenmangu

Kitano baikasai 北野梅花祭(きたのばいかさい)Plum festival at Kitano
baika goku 梅花御供(ばいかごく)
tenjin goki 天神御忌(てんじんごき)memorial day of Tenjin
Michiyane ki 道真忌(みちざねき) memorial day of Michizane
Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真. Kyoto


Koofukuji Monju e 興福寺文殊会 (こうふくじもんじゅえ)
ceremony for Monju Bosatsu at temple Kofuku-Ji



Koto hajime 事始 Beginning of Work and Activities
.....koto no yooka 事八日(ことようか)"day number 8"
..... okoto, o-koto おこと
okoto jiru お事汁(おことじる)soup eaten on the first day of work
itokoni 従兄煮(いとこに)itokoni stew
mushitsujiru むしつ汁(むしつじる)mushitsu soup


. Kurama no Hana Kuyoo 鞍馬の花供養
Flower Ceremony at Kurama Temple
 
hana kuyoo 花供養(はなくよう)Flower Ceremony
flower dedication
hana gu senboo 花供懺法(はなぐせんぽう)


Kuromori Kabuki 黒森歌舞伎 (くろもりかぶき ) Yamagata prefecture

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Madara Kishin Sai マダラ鬼神祭 Madara Demon Festival
to honor the deity Madarashin, Matarashin 摩多羅神

Mangansai 万願祭 (まんがんさい)
"festival of the fulfilled wish"

gangesai 願解祭(がんげさい)
keitoo odori 鶏頭踊(けいとうおどり) "cockscomb dance"
mannengan 万年願(まんねんがん)、gange odori 願解踊(がんげおどり)

March, Festivals in March ...

Maya moode 摩耶詣 (まやもうで) visiting the Maya temple
..... Maya mairi 摩耶参(まやまいり)
Maya konbu 摩耶昆布(まやこんぶ)Maya kelp
Mount Rokkosan, Kobe

Meedi- : メーデー May Day
worker's festival, roodoo sai 労働祭(ろうどうさい)
..... roodoo setsu 労働節(ろうどうせつ)
"May Festival", gogatsu sai 五月祭(ごがつさい)
"May Day Song", meedii ka メーデー歌(めーでーか)
"May Day Flag", meedii ki メーデー旗(めーでーき)


Mibu Nenbutsu 壬生念仏 Invoction of Amida at Mibu Temple
Mibu Kyoogen 壬生狂言(みぶきょうげん)
One of the three famous prayer kyogen.
Mibusai 壬生祭(みぶさい)temple Mibudera festival
Mibu odori 壬生踊(みぶおどり)Mibu dance
Mibu no kane 壬生の鉦(みぶのかね)Prayer gongs at Mibu
Mibu no men 壬生の面(みぶのめん)masks of Mibudera temple


Midori no Shuukan 緑の週間 Green Week.
"making things green" week, ryokka shuukan; 緑化週間(りょっかしゅうかん);"tree planting ceremony, shokujusai 植樹祭(しょくじゅさい);..... shokuju shiki 、植樹式(しょくじゅしき);"love the forest" day airinbi 愛林日(あいりんび), "green feather", midori no hane 緑の羽根(みどりのはね)

Mie-Ji Matsuri 美江寺祭り Festival at Temple Mie-Ji
Miedera o-ko matsuri 美江寺御蚕祭 みえでら‐おこまつりsilk worm festival


Miei-ku 御影供 (みえいく) Kobo Daishi Memorial Ritual
shoomiei-ku 正御影供(しょうみえいく), miku みえく、miei-koo 御影講(みえいこう),
Kooboo ki 弘法忌(こうぼうき)Memorial day of Kobo Daishi
Kuukai ki 空海忌(くうかいき)、Kooboo san 弘法さん(こうぼうさん)、mikoromo kae 御衣替(おころもがえ)、okoromo i 御衣井(おころもい
san Kooboo mairi 三弘法詣(さんこうぼうまいり)visiting three Kobo temples
omuro mairi 御室詣(おむろまいり)
Takao-san onna moode 高雄山女詣(たかおさんおんなもうで)Ladies visiting Jingo-Ji, Takao-san

Mikurumayama matsuri 御車山祭 (みくるまやままつり)
"honorable float festival"

Sekino Shrine, Takaoka, Toyama, May 1. 高岡関野神社

Minakuchi matsuri 水口祭り (みなくちまつり) Field Irrigation Ceremony :
苗代祭(なわしろまつり)
..... mito matsuri みと祭(みとまつり), naejiroshi 苗じるし(なえじるし)、
"rice seedlings pole" 苗棒(なえぼう)、naejaku 苗尺(なえじゃく), naemidake 苗みだけ(なえみだけ), tananboo たなん棒(たなんぼう)
Seat for the God of the Fields, ta no kami no koshikake
田の神の腰掛(たのかみのこしかけ)
rice seedlings festival, tane matsuri 種祭(たねまつり)

Mino matsuri 美濃祭 (みのまつり) Mino festival Gifu

Mi no Hi no Harai, 巳の日の祓 (みのひのはらい) Purification Ritual on the Day of the Snake
mi no hi no harae

Miyako Odori .. 都踊 (みやこおどり, 都をどり) "Dance of the Capital" in Kyoto

Momo no Sekku, 桃の節句 (もものせっく) Peach Blossom Festival
hina matsuri 雛祭り (ひなまつり) Hina Doll Festival
Seasonal Festival of March, sangatsu sekku 三月節句(さんがつせっく), Yayoi no Sekku 弥生の節句(やよいのせっく), tooka no setsu 桃花の節(とうかのせつ), "Doll Festival" hina no sekku 雛の節句(ひなのせっく),
"Peach Blossom Day", momo no hi 桃の日(もものひ)
. . . . . and
"first day of the snake", jooshi 上巳 じょうし
choosan 重三(ちょうさん), genshi 元巳(げんし), joomi 上巳(じょうみ)

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Nagahama Hikiyama Kyoogen
長浜曳山狂言(ながはまひきやまきょうげん)
Nagahama Kyogen performance of floats

Nagahama hikiyama matsuri 長浜曳山祭 (ながはまひきやままつり)
Festival floats of Nagahama

Naniwa Odori .. 浪花踊 Naniwa Dance in Osaka

Nehan-E 涅槃会 Nirvana Ceremony
Jooraku-E 常楽会, Nehan Nishi 涅槃西風 Westwind on Nirvana Day

Nigatsu reija 二月礼者 (にがつれいじゃ)
visiting (a shrine or temple) on February 1


Nikkoo Goohan-Shiki 日光強飯式Gohanshiki. Ceremony of eating large bowls of rice
Rinnoo-JI Goohanshiki 輪王寺強飯式(りんのうじごうはんしき)
tengu no goohan 天狗の強飯(てんぐのごうはん)Large rice portion of the tengu goblin
Nikkoozeme 日光責(にっこうぜめ)

Ninoo-E 仁王会 Ceremony for Nioo-Deities at Temple Daigo-JiKyoto
..... Godairiki san, 五大力、"Five Strong Deities", people lift heavy mochi

Nozaki Mairi 野崎参 Nozaki Pilgrimage
Daitoo / Osaka

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Oochamori, oo-cha mori at temple Saidaiji
西大寺大茶盛 (さいだいじおおちゃもり)
serving big cups of green tea at temple Saidai-Ji


Oide matsuri 御出祭 (おいでまつり) "Departure Festival"
Kunimuke matsuri 平国祭(くにむけまつり)Heikokusai Festival
at Keta Jinja 気多神社, Ishikawa


O-Inari sama
Inari Matsuri, Fox God Festival 稲荷祭, 稲荷神幸祭)

O-Mi-Nugui 御身拭 Ominugui
ritual cleansing of the Amida Buddha statue

Seiryooji 清涼寺 Temple Seiryo-Ji, Kyoto

O-fuda nagashi, ofudanagashi お札流 floating of temple amulets
四国お遍路さん Henro Pilgrims in Shikoku

Ooyamato shinkoosai 大和神幸祭 (おおやまとしんこうさい)
Festival at shrine Oyamato Jinja

..... chanchan matsuri ちゃんちゃん祭(ちゃんちゃんまつり)prayer gong festival
Nara, 大和神社 Oyamato Jinja

Otoo matsuri 御灯祭 (おとうまつり) Torch festival
Shingu Shrine, Kumano, Wakayama

O-tsugesai 御告祭 (おつげさい) Annunciation of Mary
kami no otsuge 神のお告げ(かみのおつげ)kokuchisai告知祭(こくちさい), otsuge no shukujitsu お告げの祝日(おつげのしゅくじつ), jutai kokuhchibi 受胎告知日(じゅたいこくちび), seitai kokukchibi 聖胎告知日(せいたいこくちび)
Maria Verkündigung

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Reken, rekken 列見 (れけん) Reken ritual Court ceremony

Renge-E Mai 蓮華会舞 Ceremony of the Lotos Dance
Oki Kokubunji 隠岐国分寺, Shimane
. . . . Renge-E 蓮華会(夏祓) Lotus Flower Offering in late Summer

Roku Amida Moode 六阿弥陀詣
Visit to six tempels with Amida Buddhas

..... roku Amida mairi 六阿弥陀参(ろくあみだまいり),
roku Amida 六阿弥陀(ろくあみだ)"Six Amida"


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Saga Dainenbutsu 嵯峨大念仏 Great Invocation of Amida at Saga
Saga Dainenbutsu Kyoogen
嵯峨大念仏狂言(さがだいねんぶつきょうげん)
One of the three famous prayer kyogen.
and
Saga no Hashira Taimatsu 嵯峨の柱炬 Fire Festival at Saga, Kyoto.


Saidaiji Oochamori, oo-cha mori
西大寺大茶盛 (さいだいじおおちゃもり)
serving big cups of green tea at temple Saidai-Ji

..... oochamori 大茶盛(おおちゃもり) "big teacup"
Nara, April


Sannoo matsuri 山王祭 (さんのうまつり) Sanno Festival
Hiyoshi matsuri 日吉祭(ひよしまつり)、 sakaki giri 榊伐(さかきぎり)、sarumatsuri 申祭(さるまつり) Monkey Festival
... uma no shinji 午の神事(うまのしんじ)、hitsuji no goku 未の御供(ひつじのごく), saru no jingu 猿の神供(さるのじんく)
Otsu, shrine Hiyoshi Taisha


Seimeisai 清明祭 (せいめいさい) Seimei festival, Okinawa
..... seimei mairi 清明参(せいめいまいり) "visiting graves at Seimei)
ushiimii (ウシーミー), shiimii

Senbu-E 千部会 Ceremony of chanting sutras for 1000 times
妙顯寺 Myoken-Ji, Kyoto

Sengen Matsuri 浅間祭 (Asama matsuri)
Sengen Shrine (Asama jinja) in Shizuoka.

Senshoku sai 染織祭 Festival of dying material for robes
gofuku sai 呉服祭(ごふくさい)

Sentei sai 先帝祭 (せんていさい) Sentei Festival
..... Sentei-e, Sentei e 先帝会(せんていえ)
In memory of Antoku Tenno, at shrine Akama Jingu, Shimonoseki

Shakutoo-E 積塔会 Ceremony for blind people
shakutoo-e 石塔会(しゃくとうえ)、shakutoo 石塔(しゃくとう)"stone tower", shakutoo 積塔(しゃくとう)、zatoo shakutoo 座頭積塔(ざとうしゃくとう)

Shigatsu Baka 四月馬鹿 April Fool エイプリルフール
"all fools season", bangu setsu 万愚節(ばんぐせつ)

Shimabara no taiyuu no doochuu 。。島原の大夫の道中 Shimabara Geisha Procession (Kyoto)
Shimabara taiyuu no doochuu 島原大夫の道中

Shrine day (shanichi) Japan. For the God of the Earth (tsuchi no kami)

Shunbun no hi 春分の日 (しゅんぶんのひ) Spring equinox, vernal equinox

Shunki kooreisai 春季皇霊祭 (しゅんきこうれいさい)
spring commemoration for the Imperial Spirits

..... ..... kooreisai 皇霊祭(こうれいさい)Koreisai ritual
Court ceremony

Shutsugyoo-e 出行会 start of the ascetic exercises
Nichiren Sect. Feb. 10

Sono Kara kami Matsuri 園韓神祭 (そのからかみまつり) Court Ceremony
Sonokara Futakami no Matsuri 園韓両神祭(そのからふたかみのまつり)、Sonokami Matsuri 園神祭(そのかみまつり)、Karakami Matsuri 韓神祭(からかみまつり)


Suma no misogi 須磨の御禊 (すまのみそぎ)
purification at Suma beach

..... Suma no harai 須磨の祓(すまのはらい)


suzuri ishi toru 硯石取る (すずりいしとる)
collecting stones for inkstones

Tosa no umi ni suzuri ishi toru
土佐の海に硯石取る(とさのうみにすずりいしとる)
collecting stones for ink stones along the beach of Tosa


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Taishi E .. 太子会 (たいしえ) Shotoku Taishi Memorial Service
Shooryoo-E 聖霊会 Memorial Ceremonies for Prince
Shotoku Taishi 聖徳太子 (574-622)
kai no hana 貝の華(かいのはな)flowers made from sea shells

Takao-san no Hiwatari Matsuri
高尾山の火渡り祭 (たかおさんひわたりまつり)
Wakling though fire at Mt. Takao.


Takayama matsuri 高山祭 (たかやままつり) Takayama festival
Gifu

Takewari Matsuri ... 竹割祭 (たけわりまつり) Bamboo splitting festival
gogan shinji 御願神事(ごがんしんじ), making a rope snake, daida nai 大蛇綯い(だいじゃない)

Tanikumi Odori 谷汲踊 Tanikumi Dance. At temple Kegon-ji, Gifu prefecture

Tennoo Tanjoobi 天皇誕生日 (てんのうたんじょうび) Emperor's Birthday
Tenchoo Setsu 天長節(てんちょうせつ)
Emperor's Birthday Emperor Akihito, December 23, 1933.
..... Emperess Birthday 皇后誕生日 (こうごうたんじょうび ) Koogoo Tanjoobi
Chikyuu Setsu 地久節(ちきゅうせつ) 
March 6

Tenzushi mai, Tenzushimai 天津司舞 (てんずしまい) Tenzushi dance
shrine Tentsushi Jinja 天津司神社, Kofu, Yamanashi

Tomobata matsuri 伴旗祭 (ともばたまつり)
Tomobata Flag Festival

..... Ogikoo sai 小木港祭(おぎこうさい)Ogiko Harbour Festival
Noto, Ishikawa

Toogyuu 闘牛 (とうぎゅう) Ceremonial Bull Fighting
bulls fighting, ushi zumoo 牛角力. getting the bulls together, ushi awase 牛合わせ.
getting the horns to clash, ushi no tsuno tsuki 牛の角突き

Toowan kuyoo 唐椀供養 (とうわんくよう)
memorial service for Chinese bowls

万満寺 Temple Manman-Ji, Matsudo, Chiba

Tori awase 鶏合 (とりあわせ) Ritual Cock Fighting
tookei 闘鶏(とうけい), tori no keai 鶏の蹴合(とりのけあい)
"winning cock", kachidori 勝鶏(かちどり)
"loosing cock", makedori 負鶏(まけどり)
betting on cocks, kakedori 賭鶏(かけどり)
cock keeper, tookeishi 闘鶏師(とうけいし)

Tsunemochi matsuri 恒持祭 (つねもちまつり)
Tsunemochi festival

..... Yamada no haru matsuri 山田の春祭(やまだのはるまつり)
Spring festival of Yamada
at Tsunemochi Jinja 恒持神社, Chichibu, Saitama


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Uguisu awase 鶯合 (うぐいすあわせ) Ritual nightingale singing competition
"singing contest", naki awase 鳴合(なきあわせ),啼合(なきあわせ)

Urasa no Doo Oshi 浦佐の堂押 Naked Man Festival at Urasa
"naked pushing" hadaka oshi 裸押し (はだかおし). "pushing festival", 押合祭(おしあいまつり)
Temple Fukoo-Ji 普光寺

Wakasa no O-Mizu okuri 若狭のお水送り, Sendig off Water Ceremony at Wakasa
.............. Followed by the
Water-Drawing and Pine-Torch Ceremony at Temple Nigatsu-Do, Nara
O-Mizutori, Omizutori, お水取り) a part of the Monks Training Rituals, Shuni-E 修二会, Todaiji Temple Nara


Warauma hiki 藁馬曳, 藁馬曳き (わらうまひき) pulling a straw horse
On february 8 (see "koto hajime" above). wara-uma hiki

Watari gyofu 渡り漁夫 (わたりぎょふ) Migrant fishermen
..... gyofu tsunoru 漁夫募る(ぎょふつのる)
fishermen coming, gyofu kuru 漁夫来る(ぎょふくる)
..... yanshu kuru ヤンシュ来る(やんしゅくる)

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Yakushiji Hana Eshiki 薬師寺花会式 Ceremony of flowers for the Healing Buddha, a version of Shuuni-E at temple Yakushi-Ji
Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Medicine 薬師如来

Yanagi matsuri (やなぎまつり) 柳祭 Willow Festival
yanagi no kazura 柳の蔓 やなぎのかずら willow branch hair decoration

Yasukuni matsuri 靖国祭 (やすくにまつり)
Yasukuni shrine festival

Shookonsai 招魂祭(しょうこんさい)
Shokonsai, "soul summoning rite", "spirit inviting rite"

Yasurai matsuri 安良居祭 (やすらいまつり) Yasurai festival Imamiya Jinja, Kyoto

Yayoi Kyogen (yayoi kyoogen) 弥生狂言 Kyogen performance in march
..... sangatsu kyoogen 三月狂言(さんがつきょうげん);
san no kawari 三の替り(さんのかわり)

Yoshino no Hana Eshiki 吉野の花会式
Flower Ceremony at Yoshino 

oni odori 鬼踊(おにおどり)dance of the demons
mochikubari, mochi kubari 餅配り(もちくばり)
throwing mochi to the crowd

Yoshiwara no Yozakura .. 吉原の夜桜 Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Night in Yoshiwara


Yotaka andon matsuri 夜高行灯祭 (よたかあんどんまつり)
Yotaka lantern festival

Fukuno no yotaka 福野の夜高(ふくののよたか)Lanterns at Fukuno
Toyama

Yuikyoo-Gyoo E 遺教経会 Memorial Service for the last sermon of Buddha
senbon nenbutsu 千本念仏(せんぼんねんぶつ)
kundoku e 訓読会(くんどくえ)"reading the last sutra"
yuikyoo e 遺敎会(ゆいきょうえ) "Legacy Teaching Sutra" memorial


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Murasaki Keman 紫華鬘 Purple Keman flower
Kenmansoo 華鬘草 Keman flower

Negi Boozu 葱坊主 Welch Onion Head

Sakura 桜 Cherry Blossoms )

Shikimi no Hana 樒の花 Star anise blossoms

Zazensoo 座禅草 Zazen Flower
..... Daruma Flower, Darumasoo 「達磨草」(だるまそう)








Festivals not as KIGO


. Cow nose ring ritual (hanaguri kuyoo はなぐり供養)  Okayama.
At the cow nose ring mound (hanagurizuka)


Gomottomo sama 「ごもっともさま」

Celebrating the male symbol at Mitsumine Shrine, for Setsubun


Matsuo Shrine Festival 松尾大社
. Kyoto Festivals in April


Lantern festival (Yuanxiao) China


. O no Mai (oo no mai 王の舞) dance of the king .
Uwase Shrine 宇波西神社, Wakasa, Fukui

. Ota Fire Festival 太田の火まつり  
Daisen town, Akita. List of festivals


. Taga matsuri (多賀まつり) Taga Festival
at Taga Shrine 多賀大社, Shiga


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1 comment:

sakuo said...

Gabi san
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Thank you for your edition.
This is very helpful for me.

sakuo