Showing posts with label Nagano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nagano. Show all posts

1/14/2012

NiinoYuki Matsuri Nagano

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Snow festival (yuki matsuri )

***** Location: Nagano
***** Season: New Year
***** Category: Observance


*****************************
Explanation

Niino no yukimatsuri 新野の雪祭 (にいののゆきまつり)
snow festival at Niino

dengaku matsuri 田楽祭/雪祭り Dengaku festival
yuki matsuri 田楽祭/雪祭り Snowfestival

At Shimoina-gun Anan-cho in Shinano, Tenryu-Village, Nagano
信州下伊那郡阿南町

At night from January 14 to 15.
At the shrine Izu Jinja 伊豆神社



Traditional dances like Dengaku are performed. These dances are said to preceede the Noh and Kyogen performances of later times.

Loads of snow are made to the deities of the shrine.
If it snows on this day, the harvest of the coming year will be good.
More than 19 masked dancers take part in the performances. One rides a paper horse., another a paper cow and others.


source : niino/index.html


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


quote
The festival of Niino is very rare as well as Sakanbe winter festival. Dengaku and Sarugaku, original forms of Noh dances, are held all night through.


The fabulous masks look like Picasso’s paintings.
The most important god is Saiho who dances in peculiar fashion purifying rice seeds and promising good harvest.
Modoki
, a partner of Saiho, plays comical role. Modoki derived from an old Japanese verb “modoku” or mimic.
All together thirteen dances are performed and the festival concludes with the last performance ta-asobi or field play, in which the outcome of the year is predicted. The festival is held in snowy freezing night. Villagers believe that snow will bring about a bumper crop for the coming year and call out joyfully;
We got a best of luck of heavy snow! Yukimatsuri was earlier called Dengaku matsuri.

Look at more photos!
source : photojapan.karigrohn.com


. Sakanbe no fuyu matsuri 坂部の冬祭
Winter Festival in Sakanbe (Sakabe) .



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

... Dengaku, rustic Japanese celebrations that can be classified into two types:
dengaku that developed as a musical accompaniment to rice planting observances
and
the dengaku dances that developed in conjunction with sangaku.

. Dengaku (田楽) .


*****************************
Worldwide use


*****************************
Things found on the way



*****************************
HAIKU



Nihno-no-yukimatsuri 
das Winter-Festival in NIINO



*****************************
Related words

***** . NEW YEAR - the complete SAIJIKI


. Amulets and Talismans from Japan . 

BACK : Top of this Saijiki

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

12/14/2011

Nagano Prefecture

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Regional Festivals - From Hokkaido to Okinawa .

.................................................................................


Nagano Prefecture - 長野県

located in the Chūbu region of the main island of Honshū.
The capital is the city of Nagano.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


. Nagano - Entries of this BLOG .

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Okaya Daruma Festival 岡谷だるま祭り .


. Suimu Jinja Mikoshi makuri 水無神社 神輿まくり .
Throwing wooden palanquins on the road . . .
Kiso Fukushima 木曽福島


. Zenkooji kaichoo 善光寺 開帳 .
The showing of the secret statue at the temple Zenko-Ji.


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

External LINKS :

Opening of the Zenkoji Inner Temple Once Every Seven Years
April 6 (Sun.) - May 31 (Sat.)

Nagano Binzuru (Nagano Citizen's Festival)
Summer

The Iizuna Fire Festival - August
festival re-enacts the mountain opening ceremony held by Shugendo, a Buddhist sect that pays homage to mountains.


Sanada Festival - September

source : hometown.infocreate.co.jp



- Reference -

*****************************
Related words





. Regional Folk Toys from Japan - GANGU . 

. Regional Dishes from Japan - WASHOKU .


BACK : Top of this Saijiki


[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ] - - - - #naganofestivals -
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

8/14/2011

Togakushi Shrine Festival

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Togakushi Festival (Togakushi matsuri )

***** Location: Nagano
***** Season: Early Autumn
***** Category: Observance


*****************************
Explanation

Togakushi matsuri 戸隠祭 (とがくしまつり)
Togakushi festival


at Togakushi Shrine 戸隠神社, Nagano

It starts on August 14th at the central shrine, and continues on the 15th at the Oku Sha 奥社 Innermost sanctuary.
On August 16 a ritual is held at shrine Hookoosha 宝光社 Hokosha.


Kuzuryū, kuzu ryuu 九頭龍 "9-headed dragon"
deriving from the multi-headed Naga king シェーシャ or 舍沙 "Shesha",
is worshipped at Togakushi Shrine in Nagano Prefecture.

. Dragon Deities of Japan .

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



More photos are here:
source : brisana/e


quote
Togakushi-jinja (Shrine)
stands in the midst of a wood with cedar trees that are over a hundred years old, just at the foot of the precipice of Mt. Togakushi. It consists of three shrines - the lower shrine is Hoko-sha (Treasure of Light), the second Chu-sha (Middle Shrine) and the third Oku-sha (Deep Sanctuary).

They were built at intervals of roughly two kilometres. These shrines are dedicated to mythological gods and each has a long history. The approaches to each shrine are unique and it is customary to clap twice when worshipping at shrines to awaken the gods before praying.
The approach to the upper shrine is known for its natural beauty, lined with over three hundred majestic old Sugi cedar trees.
source : myoko-nojiri.com


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


quote
The Togakushi-kogen Highlands area is situated in the north of Nagano within Joshinetsu National Park. This volcanic area has an altitude of 1,200 meters and is located at the foot of two volcanoes, Togakushi and Iizuna.

In the midst of a wood, with cedar trees that are over 100 years old, there stands Togakushi-jinja Shrine. At the shrine you can see the Kagura, a performance of traditional sacred music and dancing with themes selected from ancient myths, during the grand festival held in fall.

There is also a small reproduction ninja village and school.
Togakushi was formerly known as the village of Togakure which some consider to be the birthplace of Togakure Ryu Ninpo - a school of ninjutsu founded eight hundred years ago by Daisuke Nishina (Togakure).
Toh Gakure, means "Concealing Door"
Togakushiryu Ninpo Shiryokan - Ninja Museum

Togakushi is also noted for the production of soba noodles.

The Kurohime-kogen Highlands
spread to the southeast of Mt. Kurohime-yama, situated near the border of Niigata this mountain is also known as Shinano-Fuji. It is a popular summer resort with larch and birch woods, and skiing in winter. Around the area called a "forest of fairy tales," is the Kurohime Fairy Tale Museum that collects fairy tales from all over the world, as well as the O-ike Pond, Nanatsu-ike Pond, volcanic crater lakes, cosmos fields, and cattle grazing fields.
source : www.jnto.go.jp


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Deities in residence

Okusha 奥社
Amenotajikarao no mikoto
天手力雄命(あめのたぢからおのみこと)

Chuusha 中社 Middle Shrine
Amenoyagokoro Omoikane no mikoto
天八意思兼命(あめのやごころおもいかねのみこと)

Hookoosha 宝光社 Hokosha
Ameno uwaharu no mikoto
天表春命(あめのうわはるのみこと)

九頭龍社 Shrine of the Nine-Headed Dragon
Kuzuryuu no oomikami
九頭龍大神(くずりゅうのおおかみ)

and one more in another shrine of the compound
Ame no uzume no mikoto
天鈿女命(あめのうずめのみこと)



Dragon Shrine Amulets



Amuelts and votive tablets 戸隠神社の龍に関する、お守りや絵馬


Homepage of Togakushi Shrine
source : www.togakushi-jinja.jp


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::




Togakushi soba  戸隠蕎麦 buckwheat noodles


quote
Togakushi village is famous throughout Japan for it's soba (buckwheat noodles) which come in a variety of sizes and are defined by how much buckwheat flour is used in their making. At least 30% buckwheat flour must be used in order for noodles to gain the trademark of soba. Higher buckwheat content makes soba much more desirable to the discerning public. It started its history there as sustenance for monks during their severely austere religious training; these monks ate soba powder dissolved in water, or took grilled soba powder into the mountains when they went for training.

Today it's still used in Togakushi's harvest festival - and in Spring you can see fields of soba flowers, which are used to produce the flour for making soba. There are as many as thirty soba shops boasting the superior taste of their hand-made soba that line the long road leading to Togakushi shrine. Accordingly, the area is a favored destination for soba lovers from throughout Japan and overseas.

You can also check out the Togakushi Soba Museum where you can make your own buckwheat soba noodles under the guidance of a master chef or just enjoy watching noodles made by an expert.

The Togakushi Soba Festival is held during the fall equinox,
People buy small sake cups on the eve of the festival and eat soba at any (or all!) of the twenty one participating restaurants.


Togakushi bamboo craftwork

has been produced via traditional skills in Togakushi Village since the Edo period. They are now highly-rated as fine art.
source : myoko-nojiri.com


. WKD : Buckwheat noodles (soba) .



- quote Sean Donnan Art -
CLICK for more photos !

鬼すだく戸隠のふもとそばの花
oni sudaku togakushi no fumoto soba no hana

the demon is out -
at the food of Mount Togakushi
buckwheat flowers


. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 1715 - 1783) .

Buson is talking about
kijo momiji 鬼女紅葉 The Female Demon called "Momiji"

- quote -
Momiji - literally “maple leaves;” used as a name
LEGENDS:
Long ago a powerful witch named Momiji lived in the mountains of Nagano prefecture. Her story takes place during the season of fall-leaf-viewing, when groups of people would gather in the mountains for festivals and parties under the falling red, orange, and gold leaves.

During this time, a samurai named Taira no Koremochi was charged by a local Hachiman shrine with hunting oni. His hunt had taken him to Togakushi mountain, where a particularly nasty kijo was said to live.



Koremochi and his retainers climbed the beautiful mountain, and they came upon a small group of aristocrats having a leaf-viewing party. Koremochi sent one of his retainer ahead to investigate. The retainer approached to inquire about the party, and was told that a noble princess was hosting it; however the ladies in waiting would not tell him the princess’ name. Just as Koremochi and his retainers decided to continue on their mission, one of the ladies-in-waiting approached and told them that her mistress had heard of Koremochi before, and she wanted to invite them to her party. Despite his mission Koremochi could not rudely turn down a princess, so he and his companions agreed.

At the party, the warriors were introduced to Princess Sarashina, an extremely beautiful young woman. They all sat and enjoyed watching the leaves, drinking sake, and dancing. Koremochi asked the princess if she would dance for him, and she did. Soon the men became drunk and sleepy, and dozed off under the beautiful trees.

As he slept, Koremochi dreamed of Hachiman and his mission. The god told him that Princess Sarashina was actually the kijo Momiji in disguise, and that he must kill her with the holy katana, Kogarasumaru (“Little Crow”). When Koremochi woke up, the sword he dreamed of was in his hand — a gift from Hachiman — and he knew that what he dreamed had been real. He chased after the women, and all of a sudden a huge firestorm broke out. Flame and wind lit up the mountain. Suddenly a ten foot tall kijo with horns made of burning trees appeared, and an intense battle between the samurai and the demoness took place. In the end, thanks to his magical sword, Koremochi was successful, and slew the Witch of Togakushi Mountain.
- source : yokai.com/momiji -


- quote -
Momijigari (紅葉狩) or Maple Viewing
is a Japanese shosagoto (dance) play, usually performed in kabuki and noh. It was also the first narrative ever filmed in Japan. It was written by Kanze Nobumitsu during the Muromachi period. Other titles for the play include Yogoshōgun and Koremochi.
The original play, performed in both noh and kabuki, is a story of the warrior Taira no Koremochi visiting Togakushi-yama, a mountain in Shinshū for the seasonal maple-leaf viewing event. In reality, he has come to investigate and kill a demon that has been plaguing the mountain's deity, Hachiman.
There he meets a princess named Sarashinahime, and drinks some sake she offers him. Thereupon she reveals her true form as the demon Kijo, and attacks the drunk man. Koremochi is able to escape using his sword, called Kogarasumaru, which was given to him by Hachiman. The demon gnaws on a maple branch as she dies.
Traditionally
the play is accompanied by Takemoto, nagauta and Tokiwazu music.
- - - The first kabuki performance
- - - The 1899 film
- source : wikipedia -

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



Winter at Togakushi





Snowman Daruma
Beeso Daruma ベーそだるま


Look at more winter photos :
source : togakushi-jinja.jp/blog


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

There are various shrines in Japan with the name
Togakushi Jinja 戸隠神社.




*****************************
Worldwide use


*****************************
Things found on the way



*****************************
HAIKU


ござるぞよ戸隠山の御夕立
gozaru zo yo togakushiyama no o-yuudachi

blessings fall
on Mount Togakushi...
a cloudburst


Kobayashi Issa

Professor Toru Kiuchi helped decipher this haiku.
Its closing phrase, o-yûdachi, is polite and thankful. Professor Kiuchi writes, "Issa puts 'o' on yûdachi, implying that he may think that the rain shower from the mysterious and holy mountain is blessed and welcome." The summer rain, a gift from the god above, falls as a blessing on the sacred mountain in Issa's home province of Shinano (Nagano prefecture). Professor Kiuchi adds that he once witnessed a storm form over Togakushiyama, and he recalled this haiku, happy to be seeing with his own eyes what Issa saw so long ago.
Tr. and comment - David Lanoue

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


. WKD : Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 in Edo .

gozaru zo yo togakushi-yama no o-yuudachi

one's coming!
from Mt. Togakushi
a divine downpour

Tr. Chris Drake

This hokku was written early in the 5th month (June) in 1813, four months after Issa began living in his hometown again after returning from Edo. Mt. Togakushi, about ten miles southwest of Issa's hometown, was in Issa's time one of the most sacred mountains in Japan to Buddhism, to Shinto, and to Yamabushi mountain ascetics who mixed together Buddhism, Shinto, and shamanism, worshiping and doing austerities on holy mountains. During the medieval period, three thousand Buddhist and Yamabushi monks lived and did meditation and austerities on Mt. Togakushi, the largest number monks on a single mountain in Japan after Mt. Hiei and Mt. Koya. The name of the mountain, Mt. Hidden Rock Door, comes from a Shinto myth contained in the ancient Kojiki collection of mythic texts.

According to the myth, the younger brother of the female sun god and ruler of all the gods, Amaterasu, did many outrageous things such as destroying his older sister's rice fields and desecrating a sacred weaving hall. In protest, the sun god hid in a cave and closed the cave's rock door, throwing heaven into total darkness. Many calamities occurred, and the gods gathered and asked a female dancer god, Ame no Uzume, to dance in front of the cave door. The god went into a trance, and then she danced a dance so dynamic and erotic that all the gods began to laugh, causing the sun god to become curious. When the sun god opened the rock door a little and looked outside, a powerful god pulled her all the way outside, bringing light back to the universe. A further myth adds that after the sun god came out of the cave, a powerful god hid the rock door from her by throwing it completely out of heaven. The great rock landed far down below in the middle of the largest island of Japan, where it is now known as Mt. Togakushi -- the rock door of the sun god's cave now hidden down on earth.

In Issa's time, Mt. Togakushi was the site of numerous shrines and temples, and it was the destination of many pilgrims, who would go there after visiting nearby Zenkoji Temple. In those days Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were usually built side by side, and the most prominent statue on Mt. Togakushi was of the bodhisattva Kannon, but many other Buddhas and gods were worshiped there, including the shamanic dancer god who lured the sun god out of her cave. According to a different shamanic tradition, the original god of the mountain was Nine Headed Dragon (Kuzu-ryuu), a god of water and rain, and people would pray at the dragon's pond on the mountain and carry buckets of water back to their villages, sharing the water with their neighbors and praying for good crops for the whole village. The mountain was believed to be so powerful that even the shogunate in Edo patronized it heavily in order to use its power for political purposes.

Issa's hokku is written around rice-planting time, and his diary shows it rained four times in the first week of the 5th month. With the rainy season soon to begin, it's not likely he or most of the other villagers are praying for or want a downpour at this point. In fact, heavy rain might flood the rice paddies and carry away the newly planted rice shoots, ruining the crop. The respectful language in the hokku is probably due to Issa's respect for the divine mountain itself and the various other Buddhas and gods worshiped there rather than an expression of specific thanks for a possibly dangerous downpour. In Shinto, gods have both a wild, destructive aspect (ara-tama) and a constructive, peaceful aspect (nigi-tama): a hard, destructive rain causing a flood or other damage would be an example of the former, while a gentle, steady rain would be an example of the latter. Both divine aspects deserve respect, however, and Issa shows respect for the possibly violent divine downpour.

The hokku is ambiguous about the location of the storm. The first line, however, is quite strong and colloquial (while remaining respectful), so I take it to be pointing out the storm in a warning to someone else. The polite verb gozaru means both 'to be' or 'to come / go.' The emphatic zo and exclamatory yo suggest that the storm that began on Mt. Togakushi is now heading for Issa's village and that people there need to get ready for it. Issa also uses the same expression a few hokku later (see below), where it clearly seems to be a warning. The polite prefix o- before "downpour" in the third line shows respect for the mountain and all its gods and Buddhas, and it also implies familiarity: it suggests that in summer severe rainstorms often form on Mt. Togakushi and that this storm is one more of them and that the possible dangers, especially of flooding, are well known in the village.

This hokku is followed in Issa's diary by several interesting hokku about downpours, possibly about the same storm coming from Mt. Togakushi. The next hokku is:


mammaru ni hito-yuudachi ga hajimarinu

a single
completely round
rainstorm begins



The black storm clouds that come toward the village look completely round, giving an uncanny feeling of wild divinity to the storm. The downpour literally "has begun," implying that it has reached the village.

Then, three hokku after the second hokku above, is this slightly mysterious hokku:

semi naku ya wagaya mo ishi ni naru you ni

cicadas crying
turning my home, too
into rock


The cries of the cicadas sound so strong to Issa that he feels they will turn his house into rock. Perhaps rock as solid as the mythic rock cave in heaven with its big rock door. If this is the image, then Issa's rock house would be able avoid any flood damage from the downpour. This might be a double allusion both to Basho's famous hokku about cicada cries penetrating rock and to Mt. Togakushi, the rock door from heaven, at the same time.
This hokku is followed by:

horo-tsuku ya hachibee-dono no inori-ame

a few big drops --
rain the waitresses
prayed for


This humorous hokku suggests that the only ones who are praying for more rain at this time are the waitresses at the local inns who double as sex workers in their spare time. If there's a rain and flooding, travelers will have to stop early or stay another night, so they'll have lots of extra time on their hands.
And the next hokku is:

ato kara mo mata gozaru zo yo ko-yuudachi

followed by
another one's coming!
a smaller downpour


The phrase in italics is the same one Issa uses in the first hokku above. This suggests it might be a stock phrase villagers use to warn each other when a sudden severe rainstorm is approaching from the sacred mountain. In any case, gozaru seems to suggest 'coming' here and in the first hokku as well. The downpour is divine but also a cause for concern.

Chris Drake


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::





Dragon amulets -
the Togakushi Festival
on my screen


Gabi Greve
August 2012


*****************************
Related words

***** . OBSERVANCES – AUTUMN SAIJIKI .

. 戸隠竹細工センター Togakushi Bamboo Craft Center .

. Amulets and Talismans from Japan . 

BACK : Top of this Saijiki

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

4/10/2010

Suwa and Misayama

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Suwa and Misayama

***** Location: Nagano, Japan
***** Season: See below
***** Category: Observance


*****************************
Explanation

Suwa Shrine 諏訪大社 Suwa Taisha and the
Lower Suwa Shrine, Misayama 御射山
Shinano, now Nagano prefecture

There are seven wonders in the area, relevant for our kigo is this one:

Hoya-no no Sanko 穂屋野の三光:
The three rays in Hoyano


It is believed that the three rays from the sun ,the moon and a star are to be seen at the same time from the former Misayama Shrine (旧御射山社).
See below.



quote
Suwa taisha (諏訪大社), or Suwa Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Nagano prefecture, Japan. Over 1200 years old, it is one of the oldest shrines in existence, and is mentioned in the Kojiki, an 8th century text. It consists of four building complexes, the Maemiya (前宮, lit. old shrine), the Honmiya (本宮, main shrine), the Harumiya (春宮, spring shrine), and the Akimiya (秋宮, autumn shrine).
source : wikipedia

南方刀美神社 Minakatatominokami no yashiro

- - - Enshrined deities:
Tateminakata no Mikoto 建御名方命
Yasakatome no Mikoto 八坂刀売命


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

kigo for early spring

Suwa no onbashira matsuri
諏訪の御柱祭 (すわのおんばしらまつり)
festival of the Suwa shrine pillars

onbashira matsuri 御柱祭(おんばしらまつり)"Suwa Pillar Festival"
Suwa matsuri 諏訪祭(すわまつり)Suwa festival
onbashira satobiki 御柱里曳(おんばしらさとびき)


CLICK for more photos

quote
Onbashira (御柱祭) is a festival held every six years in the Lake Suwa area of Nagano, Japan. The purpose of the festival is to symbolically renew the Suwa Taisha or Suwa Grand Shrine. "Onbashira" can be literally translated as "the honored pillars".

The Onbashira festival is reputed to have continued, uninterrupted, for 1200 years. The festival is held once every six years, in the years of the Monkey and the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac, however the locals may say "once in seven years," because of the traditional Japanese custom of including the current year when counting a length of time.

Onbashira lasts several months, and consists of two segments, Yamadashi and Satobiki.
Yamadashi traditionally takes place in April,
and Satobiki takes place in May.


"Yamadashi" literally means "coming out of the mountains." Before this portion of the festival, huge trees are cut down in a Shinto ceremony using axes and adzes specially manufactured for this single use. The logs are decorated in red and white regalia, the traditional colors of Shinto ceremonies, and ropes are attached. During Yamadashi, Teams of men drag the logs down the mountain towards the four shrines of Suwa Taisha. The course of the logs goes over rough terrain, and at certain points the logs must be skidded or dropped down steep slopes. Young men prove their bravery by riding the logs down the hill in a ceremony known as "Ki-otoshi."

"Satobiki" festival involves the symbolic placement of the new logs to support the foundation of the shrine buildings. The logs are raised by hand, with a ceremonial group of log bearers who ride the log as it is being raised and sing from the top of the log to announce the successful raising. This ceremony was performed as part of the opening ceremonies of the Nagano Olympics in 1998.

After two festivals, there is an important event "Building of Hoden". This event isn't generally famous, and few people know that the event is held even among people who live nearby and participate in Yamadashi and Satobiki. The end of this event marks the end of Onbashira.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !

The origin of this festival goes back to ancient times.
In the forest region of Suwa lived the Jomon people, off the woods with wild animals and plants gathered for food, praying to a deity of hunting and gathering.
Then came the Yayoi folks from the continent, bringing the rice cultivation and field management and a deity of agriculture.
The two clashed at Suwa but then the stronger Yayoi appeased the deity of the Jomon and venerated it in the pillars around their shrines.

- quote -
- snip -
Suwa shrines across Nagano Prefecture hold the "Pillar-raising festival" known as the Onbashira Matsuri in years of the Monkey and of the Tiger (i.e. every six years), in which shrines ceremonially raise four pillars (some shrines only erect one). Suwa Taisha is the first to raise the pillars, after which other Suwa shrines raise theirs. There are various explanations as to the symbolism or purpose of the four columns. Some suggest they were "vehicles" (yorishiro) for the kami to inhabit, others that they marked off the four corners of a sacred area. Still others explain them as substitutes for periodic shrine renewal ritual or as magical implements of the kami. There are many rituals at Suwa Taisha, and seven out of ten scrolls of the Suwa Daimyōjin ekotoba are devoted to ceremonies. ...
- source : Nogami Takahiro kokugakuin 2007 -


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



source : genjin.cool.ne.jp
with more photos


kigo for early autumn

Misayama matsuri 御射山祭 (みさやままつり)
Misayama festival

hoya 穂屋(ほや)"hut with a thatched wall"
hoya matsuri 穂屋祭(ほやまつり) Festival of the thatched hut"

on the 27th of the 7th lunar month,
now on August 27 - 28.


Shrine Misayama Jinja 御射山神社 and the "Lower Shrine 下社" of Suwa.
The mountain was the hunting ground of the Suwa area.
Misayama, lit. "Honorable Mountain for Shooting".

A hut with thatched walls from pampas grass was erected for the shrine priest and young men of the village to stay over night. They had to participate in various purifying rituals, Then they had to perform hunting acrobatics like shooting from horseback 遠笠懸 and falconry. Now there are also shooting performances.
御射山御狩神事



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

kigo for the New Year

kawazugari no shinji 蛙狩の神事 (かわずがりのしんじ)
ceremony of hunting for frogs

Frog Hunting Shrine Ritual
..... kawazutobi no shinji 蛙飛びの神事(かわずとびのしんじ)
frog-jumping ritual

On the morning of January 1, three or four frogs hibernation along the river bank of the river Mitarashigawa 御手洗川 are dug up and shot at with a small ritual bow and arrow made from willow wood.
This helps to predict the harvest of the coming year. Sometimes the frogs jump away and this direction a lucky direction.


Look at more photos here:
source : suwataisya/sinj

This is a prayer for peace and a good harvest in the coming year and one of the seven wonders at the Suwa shrine.

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

kigo for the New Year

Sakanbe no fuyu matsuri 坂部の冬祭 (さかんべのふゆまつり)
Winter Festival in Sakanbe (Sakabe)




In Sakabe, part of Tenryu Village near the Suwa Shrine, and in other villages relating to the shrine.
It used to be held on the last month of the lunar year, but now on January 4.
People from each village go to the River Tenryuugawa 天竜川 to get pure water and bring it to the shrine in the hills near the village.
It is a ritual of "boiling water divination" (yudate 湯立て). The hot water is scattered over the participants to purify them.
Afterwards, a fest is held, sometimes ritual dancing and other performances.

- - - - - - - - - -

Shakuji Jinja 社宮司神社 しゃくじじんじゃ(
Oshamoji sama おしゃもじさま)



"Mishakuji-sama" みしゃくじさま,
Mishaguji sama ミシャグジさま , ミシャグジ神
is the name for the local female deity of the Suwa lake and Mount Moriya 守屋山.
She is resident in the Suwa Maemiya Shrine 諏訪前宮神社. It is an ancient cult of Mother Earth.
She is probably an old form of a snake worshipped and shows herself as a white snake.
Or identical with 建御名方神 or 洩矢神(モレヤ神).
This deity is also known in other regions where matagi hunters roam the forests.

Mishaguji sha ミシャグジ社 / 御社宮司社 Shrine for Mishaguji sama

Cosmogonical Worldview of Jomon Pottery :
The Mishakuji Cult of Suwa
source : books.google.co.jp


*****************************
Worldwide use


*****************************
Things found on the way


The 7 wonders of
Lower Shrine of Great Shrines of Suwa

1
Omiwatari (御神渡: literally. God's Crossing )
Once upon a time, there were a goddess named Yasakatome-no Mikoto (八坂刀売命) and a god, Takeminakata-no Mikoto (建御名方命). When the Goddess alone moved to the Lower Shrine, the God missed her so much but found that Lake Suwa was too large to cross. Then, when Lake Suwa was frozen over, he took the chance and walked over the ice to her shrine.
Today his footsteps are said to be Omiwatari. (This natural phenomenon is said to be caused as water expands with freezing in winter. The straight line of the sharp upheaval appears on the surface, and is called Omiwatari.) People used to regard Omiwatari as the sign which insured safety on the ice. When it came, they would step on Lake Suwa.

2
Misakuda-no wase (御作田の早稲: Early-ripening rice plants in Misakuda)
A rice-planting festival held on July 30th. The rice planted in the festival ripens in 60 days according to the old legend.

3
Gokoku no Tsutsu-gayu (五穀の筒粥: The porridge of five staple grains in the reed straws )
A ritual performed at Tsutsugayuden (筒粥殿: lit. the hall in which to cook the porridge in reed straws) in Haru Shrine. On the evening of January 14th. , rice and azuki-beans are cooked in a pot , into which a bunch of 42 reed straws are put .The next morning ,they perform auguries by the amount of porridge and azuki-beans trapped in the reed straws and “Divination never fails to be true”.

4
Yuguchi-no Seidaku (湯口の清濁: Purity and impurity of hot spring water from the spout)
Legend has it that the company of an unclean person in the public bath, Watanoyu (綿の湯), makes the hot spring water from the spout cloudy.

5
Neiri-no Sugi (寝入の杉: The cedar asleep)
The fabled tall cedar called Otakara gi (お宝木: lit. the treasure tree) on the premises of Aki Shrine.
It is still told to this day that the cedar falls asleep with its branches 10 cm lowered in the middle of the night, when its snoring can be heard.

6
Ukishima (浮島: The floating island)
An island on the Togawa (砥川: River To), which runs through the rear of the Haru Shrine. On the island is Ukishima sha (浮島社: a small shrine on Ukishima) Legend credits the island with the ability of surviving any floodwaters.

7
Hoyano-no Sanko (穂屋野の三光: The three rays in Hoyano)
It is believed that the three rays from the sun ,the moon and a star are to be seen at the same time from the former Misayama Shrine (旧御射山社).
source : Legends and folk tales of Suwa



. omiwatari 御神渡 (おみわたり) gods crossing the frozen lake  
kigo for late winter

Akenoumi 開けの海 means the lake does not freeze and there is no omiwatari in a year.
This happened in February 21, 2009, just before the ceremony before Yatsurugi Shrine 八剣神社 in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture.

.......................................................................

kamiyu 神湯 "hot water of the deity", hot spring



with public bath, Kamiyu (open) and Shimoyu (half closed)

*****************************
HAIKU



御射山やけふ一日のはなすすき
Misayama ya kyoo ichi nichi no hana susuki

Misayama--
today, all day
blooming pampas grass


Kobayashi Issa 一茶
Tr. David Lanoue


More haiku by Issa about this area

御射山や一日に出来し神の里 

御謝山の晴にくねるか女郎花 

寝祭りや我御射山の初尾花 

花芒吹草臥て寝たりけり

みさ山の芒序や風祭り 

みさ山や見ても涼しきすゝき箸 

みさ山やこんな在所も女郎花 

野庵も穂屋の御役ニ立けり
noan mo hoya no o-yaku ni tachi-keri


..........................................................................


. WKD : Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 in Edo .

misayama ya mite mo suzushiki susuki-bashi

Misayama Mountain --
I feel cooler just seeing
chopsticks of green reed

Tr. Chris Drake

This hokku is from the 7th month (August) of 1821.
Issa went to the large Suwa Shinto Shrine to see the Misayama Festival, held from 7/26 to 7/30, which was accompanied by sumo contests and many other events. On 7/27 (August 24th in 1821) priests and a group of believers go up the low mountain and build a hut walled and thatched with miscanthus, a kind of reed growing to 5-7 feet high, with striking tufts on the top. There they commune with the gods of the shrine and pray.

Meanwhile the Misayama Shrine at the foot of the mountain distributes special chopsticks from the still green stalks of miscanthus reeds to believers, who then eat special rice with the chopsticks. People later take these reed chopsticks home and put them beside bowls of rice that they place in small shrines in their homes to the Suwa Shrine gods, who are believed to bring good harvests. Issa has received a pair of these chopsticks, and even before he eats with them and thereby symbolically shares his rice with the gods, the sight of the green stalks used as chopsticks makes him feel cooler on this probably hot early autumn day.

A little more than a year later a breeze blowing from Lake Suwa, about 80 miles from his hometown, causes Issa to write:

suzushisa wa kami-yo no sama yo susuki-bashi

this coolness
from the age of the gods --
chopsticks of green reed



The breeze seems to remind Issa of his experience at the Suwa Shrine, and the timeless time of the gods descends on him again for a few moments, cooling and refreshing him.

Basho also has a hokku about the Misayama Festival reed-thatched prayer hut in the first part of the Sarumino anthology. It evokes early winter:

yuki chiru ya hoya no susuki no kari-nokoshi

scattering snowflakes --
tufted reeds left uncut
for the thatched prayer hut


This hokku suggests loneliness because being cut to serve as part of a wall or the roof in the reed hut -- called the Tufted Hut -- into which gods descend on Misayama Mountain during the Misayama Festival was considered a great honor. The stalks that remain are therefore those that have been passed over and were unable to take part. Now, left behind, the dry, tufted reeds stand amid a snow flurry, accentuating with their astringent straightness the swirling of the flakes.

Some dictionaries give "Japanese pampas grass" for susuki reeds, but strictly speaking they are miscanthus reeds (Miscanthus sinensis). A look at Wiki photos will show that miscanthus is slightly slimmer than pampas grass and its tufts more like soft tassels than the long plumes of the pampas grass, with can suggest spearheads.




Here is a photo of chopsticks made from miscanthus reeds.
The stalks are still green, but in late autumn they turn completely light brown.

Chris Drake


Shrines visited by
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .


..........................................................................


さをしかや社壇に角を奉る
saoshika ya shadan ni tsuno o tatematsuru

a stag offers
his old antlers
to a Shinto shrine

Tr. Chris Drake


This hokku was written in the 4th month (May) of 1824.
Issa's diary says he visited the local Suwa Shinto shrine on 4/15, so the hokku may be based on what he saw there. The Sino-Japanese word shadan (社壇) means a sacred building at a Shinto shrine, so the stag in the hokku seems to have shed his old antlers right in front of a hall of worship at a rural shrine near some woods inhabited by deer. Some Shinto shrines, including the Kashima Shrine, visited by Issa several years earlier, have sacred deer living on their precincts, but the shrine in this hokku seems to be an ordinary Shinto shrine. I take the image to be of a set of antlers left earlier near the steps or entrance to the shrine main building dedicated to the shrine's god or gods, since it seems unlikely the stag is shedding his antlers in front of many people. Deer hunting was widespread in mountainous Shinano, where Issa is living, so the stag would be putting himself in danger if he appeared in broad daylight in an area visited by many humans, even if hunters couldn't hunt within the precincts of the shrine. Issa obviously feels that the stag had some sort of awareness that the shrine was a sacred place and that his placement of his antlers is the result of that awareness, whatever the exact nature of that awareness is.

Although Issa attributes certain feelings to the stag, this hokku doesn't seem to be based on strong personification. It simply points to the location of the antlers as a sign that the stag instinctively wanted to offer something that once had great importance in a place that seemed peaceful and spiritual. In Shinto many gods are depicted as riding on stags or using stags as their assistants, so the fallen antlers would probably be treated with great respect and care by the shrine priests.

Chris Drake


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


source : rakanneko.jp/buson


名月やうさぎのわたる諏訪の海
meigetsu ya usagi no wataru Suwa no umi

In harvest moonlight--
rabbits seem to be running
over the lake of Suwa.

Tr. Sawa/ Shiffert


. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 in Edo .

In former times, on a moonlit night, when the lake showed white waves, this was called "a rabbit is running" 兎が走る.


. WKD : The Hare (Rabbit) in the Moon .
pounding rice cakes


*****************************
Related words

The great shrine Suwa Taisha Kamisha (Upper Suwa Shrine) 諏訪神社上社 issued special amulet-permits and the chopsticks to eat "meat from the mountains", which took away the "spiritual pollution" when eating meat.
kajiki no men 鹿食之免料理
***** . kajikibashi 鹿食箸
chopsticks to eat "mountain meat"

from Suwa Shrine

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


. Niino no yukimatsuri 新野の雪祭 (にいののゆきまつり)
snow festival at Niino .

Tenryu, Nagano

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Suwa Jinja, Nishi-Nippori, Tokyo

This shrine was built in the Kamakura period.
From its hill there is a good view to Mount Fujisan.


Kasamatsu Shirō 笠松紫浪 (1898-1991)


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

BACK : Top of this Saijiki

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2/27/2008

Shinshu Festivals all year

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Shinshu Festivals all year

backup from
http://www.azumino.matsumoto.nagano.jp/BOOK_CENTER/maturi_daihyaka/

471 pages

目で見る 信州の祭り大百科カラー口絵(一月~六月)………………………………………3
はじめに……………………………………………………………17
凡例…………………………………………………………………20
総目次………………………………………………………………22
祭り項目・目次……………………………………………………23
執筆者一覧…………………………………………………………30
概説・信州の祭り 東信の祭り………………………………………………………31
 北信の祭り………………………………………………………33 
中信の祭り………………………………………………………35 
南信の祭り………………………………………………………38
カラー口絵(七月~十二月)……………………………………22
5無形民俗文化財目録………………………………………………473
参考文献……………………………………………………………474
資料及び写真提供・お世話になった方々………………………475
あとがき……………………………………………………………476
五十音別索引………………………………………………………478
地域別索引…………………………………………………………483

祭りについての解説獅子舞について……………………………………………………47
正月と盆の行事……………………………………………………73
祭りとは何か………………………………………………………89
注連縄(しめなわ)………………………………………………94
祭りと子供組・若者組……………………………………………117
祭りと御輿(みこし)・山車(だし)…………………………151
氏子(うじこ)について…………………………………………171
「ウジガミ」ー神のいろいろ……………………………………191
祭りと市(いち)…………………………………………………209
柳田國男と信州の祭り……………………………………………221
夏祭り………………………………………………………………255
折口信夫(おりくち しのぶ)と新野(にいの)の雪祭り…271
「イベント祭り」の意義と将来…………………………………293
祭りと楽器…………………………………………………………309
盆踊り………………………………………………………………321
幟(のぼり)と灯籠(とうろう)………………………………334
天狗(てんぐ)……………………………………………………363
祭りと供物(くもつ)……………………………………………387
生業(なりわい)と祭り…………………………………………419
祭日について………………………………………………………461
祭り項目・目次

一月

子供の獅子舞              1日・和田村…………………………………………………………42諏訪大社の蛙狩(かえるがり)神事        1日・諏訪市…………………………………………………………42
木賊(とくさ)獅子               1日・阿智村…………………………………………………………42
北御牧(きたみまき)村の獅子舞         1日~3日・北御牧村………………………………………………43
戸隠(とがくし)神社元旦祭(岩戸開き神事)   1日~3日・戸隠村…………………………………………………43道祖神の飾り御柱(おんばしら)         1日~15日・三郷村………………………………………………44
海ノ口(うみのくち)の獅子舞          2日・南牧村…………………………………………………………44
甘茶(あまちゃ)くばり             2日・臼田町…………………………………………………………45
八千穂村の獅子舞                3日・八千穂村………………………………………………………45春日本郷(かすがほんごう)の道祖神祭り     3日・望月町…………………………………………………………45浅科村の鳥追い                 3日・浅科村…………………………………………………………46向方(むかがた)のお潔(きよ)め祭り      3日・天竜村…………………………………………………………48佐久市の道祖神祭り               3日~14日・佐久市………………………………………………49米かんじん                   4日・臼田町…………………………………………………………49坂部(さかんべ)の冬祭り            4日~5日・天竜村…………………………………………………50大町・北安曇地方のどんど焼き(おんべ焼き)   4日、7日、14日・大町、北安曇地方…………………………52武水別(たけみずわけ)神社お田植え神事     5日・更埴市…………………………………………………………53大河内池大(おおこうちいけだい)神社例祭    5日・天竜村…………………………………………………………53新海(しんがい)神社のお田植え祭り       6日・臼田町…………………………………………………………54熊野皇大(くまのこうたい)神社御田遊(おんたあそび)神事  6日・軽井沢町………………………………………55善光寺おびんずるまわし             6日・長野市…………………………………………………………56小野神社のねんじり棒祭り            6日・塩尻市…………………………………………………………57玉依比売命(たまよりひめのみこと)神社御神事  6日~7日・長野市…………………………………………………57御影(みかげ)の道祖神祭り           7日・小諸市…………………………………………………………58芦(あし)の尻(しり)の道祖神祭り       7日・大岡村…………………………………………………………59善光寺の七草会(ななくさえ)          7日・長野市…………………………………………………………62八日堂(ようかどう)縁日            7日~8日・上田市…………………………………………………62福徳寺(ふくとくじ)本堂のお篭(こ)もり    7日~8日・大鹿村…………………………………………………63南佐久地方のどんど焼き(かあがり・かんがり)  7日~14日ころ・南佐久地方……………………………………63上波田(かみはた)の御柱(おんばしら)     7日~14日・波田町………………………………………………64田尻(たじり)の御柱              7日~20日・堀金村………………………………………………65松本の飴市(あめいち)             11日ころの土、日曜日・松本市…………………………………65南内田のおんべい立て              11日~20日・塩尻市……………………………………………66御幣(おんべ)切りと道祖神のご年始       12日~14日・川上村……………………………………………67おかたぶち                   14日・川上村………………………………………………………67ホレダレバヤシ(オンモノヅクリ)        14日・川上村………………………………………………………68成木責(なりきぜ)め              14日・北相木村……………………………………………………69生島足島(いくしまたるしま)神社お筒粥(つつがゆ)の神事  14日・上田市………………………………………69道祖神の年取り                 14日・木島平村……………………………………………………69日義村のさいのかみ               14日・日義村………………………………………………………70中川村のほんやり                14日・中川村………………………………………………………70御祝(ごいわ)い棒               14日・上村…………………………………………………………71おたや祭り                   14日~15日・長門町……………………………………………71小布施(おぶせ)の安市(やすいち)       14日~15日・小布施町…………………………………………72道祖神交流祭り                 14日~15日・栄村………………………………………………74倉平(くらだいら)の御柱(おんばしら)と三九郎(さんくろう) 14日~15日・穂高町…………………………74池田の鳥追い                  14日~15日・池田町……………………………………………75諏訪大社下社春宮筒粥(つつがゆ)の神事     14日~15日・下諏訪町…………………………………………75新野(にいの)の雪祭り             14日~15日・阿南町……………………………………………76でえもんじ                   14日~20日・伊那市……………………………………………78上田・小県地方のどんど焼き           15日・上田、小県地方……………………………………………79越(こし)の道祖神祭              15日・長野市………………………………………………………79高岡の道祖神日待(ひまち)占い         15日・長野市………………………………………………………80野沢の道祖神火祭り               15日・野沢温泉村…………………………………………………81松本地方の三九郎                15日ころ・松本市…………………………………………………82豊科の福俵曳(ふくだわらひ)き         15日・豊科町………………………………………………………83春駒(はるこま)踊り              15日・木曽福島町…………………………………………………84上松(あげまつ)の塞(さい)の神(かみ)行列  15日・上松町………………………………………………………84諏訪大社上社の田遊神事と蟇目鳴弦        15日・諏訪市………………………………………………………84箕輪南宮(なんぐう)神社祈年祭         15日・箕輪町………………………………………………………85羽広(はびろ)の獅子舞             15日・伊那市………………………………………………………85原村の悪魔払い                 15日ころ・原村……………………………………………………86牛伏寺(ごふくじ)の厄除(やくよ)け縁日(えんにち)  15日~16日・松本市…………………………………86池田の小豆粥(あずきがゆ)           15日~18日・池田町……………………………………………87御神渡(おみわたり)拝観式           中旬~下旬・諏訪市…………………………………………………88八郡(やこおり)の山の神祭り          17日・八千穂村……………………………………………………88坂城(さかき)の山の神さま           17日ころ・坂城町…………………………………………………90下諏訪の山の神祭り               17日・下諏訪町……………………………………………………90へびもむかでも                 20日・佐久市………………………………………………………90寒(かん)の水(みず)             20日・御代田町……………………………………………………90軽井沢の氷まつり                下旬~2月上旬・軽井沢町…………………………………………92丸子の道祖神祭り                末~2月初旬・丸子町………………………………………………92真光寺初庚申(はつこうしん)          初庚申の日・梓川村…………………………………………………93

二月
小田井の道祖神祭り               1日・御代田町………………………………………………………96諏訪大社下社遷座祭(せんざさい)        1日・下諏訪町………………………………………………………96常楽寺北向観世音の節分・追儺式(ついなしき)  3日か4日・上田市…………………………………………………96瘡守稲荷(かさもりいなり)社例祭        節分ほか・戸倉町……………………………………………………98上林(かんばやし)温泉の千駄(せんだ)焼き   立春の日・山ノ内町…………………………………………………98諏訪大社下社節分祭               節分・下諏訪町………………………………………………………99野沢温泉スキーまつり              5日~7日・野沢温泉村……………………………………………100売木(うるぎ)村の念仏講            5日~3月24日・売木村…………………………………………100鼻面稲荷(はなづらいなり)の初午(はつうま)祭り 上旬・佐久市………………………………………………………100黒川郷(くろかわごう)の御嶽講(おんたけこう) 上旬ほか・木曽福島町………………………………………………101離山(はなれやま)の塞(さい)の神(かみ)送り 7日・大岡村…………………………………………………………101事(こと)の神(かみ)送り           7日~10日・飯田市ほか…………………………………………101岡谷だるま祭り                 第一土曜、日曜日・岡谷市…………………………………………103初午(ねじくみ)                8日・北相木村………………………………………………………103戸沢(とざわ)のわら馬曳(ひ)き        8日・真田町…………………………………………………………104戸倉のわら馬曳(ひ)きと道祖神         8日・戸倉町…………………………………………………………105追倉(おつくら)の綱引き            8日・松本市…………………………………………………………105両島(りょうじま)のお八日(ようか)念仏と足半(あしなか)ぞうり 8日・松本市…………………………………105戸隠の山の神講                 9日・戸隠村…………………………………………………………106大町の飴市(あめいち)             11日・大町市………………………………………………………108鉾持(ほこじ)神社のだるま市          11日・高遠町………………………………………………………108こうとう念仏                  11日・駒ヶ根市……………………………………………………109大網(おあみ)の雪と火のまつり         第二土曜日・小谷村…………………………………………………109鬼の目                     下旬ころ・臼田町……………………………………………………109天神まち                    24日ころ・八千穂村………………………………………………110
天神様のお祭り                 24日~25日・清内路村…………………………………………110

三月
かなんばれ         3日・北相木村………………………………………………………112湯田中(ゆだなか)の節分会(せつぶんえ)    3日・山ノ内町………………………………………………………112義民(ぎみん)まつり              上旬・青木村…………………………………………………………112時又(ときまた)の初午(はつうま)祭り     上旬・飯田市…………………………………………………………114的場(まとば)稲荷神社例祭           上旬の日曜日・上村…………………………………………………114刈谷沢(かりやさわ)神明宮のお田植え祭り    上旬の日曜日・坂北村………………………………………………114桐原牧(きりはらまき)神社春祭り        8日・長野市…………………………………………………………115小沼(おぬま)の餅替(もちか)え        8日・中野市…………………………………………………………115仁科(にしな)神明宮の春祭り          15日・大町市………………………………………………………118川上(かわかみ)・正沢(しょうざわ)念仏講   中旬ころほか・木曽福島町…………………………………………118十九夜(じゅうくや)さま            中旬~4月中旬・北御牧村ほか……………………………………119穂高(ほたか)神社の御奉射(おびしゃ)祭    17日・穂高町………………………………………………………119岩下の踊り念仏                 21日ころ・望月町…………………………………………………120夜明(よあ)かし念仏              21日ころ・小諸市…………………………………………………121須坂の獅子念仏(来迎(らいごう)念仏)     21日ころほか・須坂市……………………………………………122百万遍                     21日・明科町………………………………………………………123先祖祭り                    21日ころ・長谷村…………………………………………………123稲荷神社お練(ね)り              21日・売木村………………………………………………………124智恵のだんご                  25日・上田市………………………………………………………124里坊(さとぼう)稲荷社狐(きつね)の嫁入(よめいり) 下旬の日曜日(七年目ごと)・坂北村……………………124二十五菩薩来迎会(ぼさつらいごうえ)      27日ころ・小諸市 125お練(ね)り祭り                最終土曜、日曜日(七年目ごと)・飯田市………………………126お練り祭りの大名(だいみょう)行列       最終土曜、日曜日(七年目ごと)・飯田市………………………127中野のひな市                  31日~4月1日・中野市…………………………………………128


四月
武石の一心さま     2日・武石村…………………………………………………………130田沢神明(たざわしんめい)の春祭り       2日~3日・豊科町…………………………………………………131鈿女(うずめ)神社祭典             2日~3日・松川村…………………………………………………131川平(かわだいら)の鹿舞(ししまい)      3日・小海町…………………………………………………………131親沢(おやざわ)の人形三番叟(さんばそう)   3日・小海町…………………………………………………………132相楽祭(さがらさい)              3日・下諏訪町………………………………………………………133善光寺御開帳(ごかいちょう)          上旬~5月下旬(六年に一度)・長野市…………………………133諏訪大社御柱祭(すわたいしゃおんばしらさい)  上旬~5月下旬(七年目ごと)・諏訪地方………………………134大河内(おおこうち)の鹿追い行事        上旬ころ・天竜村……………………………………………………138尻摘(しりつみ)薬師の縁日           7日ほか・戸倉町……………………………………………………138大洲七椙(おおしまななすぎ)神社例祭      第一土曜、日曜日ほか・松川町……………………………………139阿島毘沙門天(あじまびしゃもんてん)祭り    第一土曜、日曜日・喬木村…………………………………………139小布施(おぶせ)の薬師堂縁日          8日・小布施町………………………………………………………140木槌(きづち)薬師の里帰り           8日~12日・阿智村………………………………………………141弥美登里(みみとり)神社祭礼          9日~10日・小諸市………………………………………………141宮嶽(みやだけ)の縁日             12日・東部町………………………………………………………142武田信玄と八幡(はちまん)様のお祭り      12日ほか・羽根村…………………………………………………142虚空蔵(こくぞう)の春祭り           13日・丸子町………………………………………………………142松本の鳥居火(とりいび)            14日~16日・松本市……………………………………………143雁田水穂(かりたみずほ)神社春祭り       第二日曜日・小布施町………………………………………………143栗まつり                    第二日曜日・小布施町………………………………………………144北熊井諏訪社祭典                第二土曜、日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………144黒田人形                    第二土曜、日曜日・上郷町…………………………………………145河野大宮諏訪神社祭典              第二土曜、日曜日・豊丘村…………………………………………146根神社(ねがみしゃ)の三番叟(さんばそう)   15日・望月町………………………………………………………146諏訪大社上社の御頭祭(おんとうさい)      15日・諏訪市、茅野市……………………………………………147鉾持(ほこじ)神社例祭             15日(二年に一度)・高遠町……………………………………147生島足島(いくしまたるしま)神社の御柱(おんばしら)祭 中旬の土曜、日曜日(七年目ごと)・上田市…………148上田真田まつり                 中旬の土曜、日曜日・上田市………………………………………149上田・小県地方の御柱(おんばしら)祭      中旬~下旬(七年目ごと)・上田、小県地方……………………149水上布奈山(みずかみふなやま)神社御柱祭(みはしらさい) 中旬の日曜日(七年目ごと)・戸倉町………………150更埴の杏(あんず)まつり            中旬・更埴市…………………………………………………………152更埴のチューリップまつり            中旬~5月5日・更埴市……………………………………………153治田(はるた)公園桜まつり           中旬~下旬・更埴市…………………………………………………153三嶽(みたけ)神社祭り             中旬の土曜、日曜日・塩尻市………………………………………154御射山(みさやま)神社の御柱          中旬(七年目ごと)・松川町………………………………………154大島山(おおじまさん)の獅子舞         中旬・高森町…………………………………………………………154牛牧(うしまき)の義士(ぎし)踊り       中旬ほか・高森町……………………………………………………156跡部(あとべ)の踊り念仏            17日・佐久市………………………………………………………156衣笠(きぬがさ)神社春祭り           17日~18日・立科町……………………………………………157山家(やまが)神社の祭り            17日ころの土曜、日曜日・真田町………………………………157智識寺(ちしきじ)の春祭り           17日・上山田町……………………………………………………158富蔵(とくら)祭り               17日~18日・本城村……………………………………………158住吉(すみよし)神社のお舟祭り         17日ころの土曜、日曜日・三郷村………………………………158お鍬(くわ)祭り                17日・平谷村………………………………………………………159新海(しんがい)神社の御神幸(ごじんこう)   18日・臼田町………………………………………………………159嫁(よめ)せんぼう               18日・豊田村………………………………………………………159貞享義民(じょうきょうぎみん)社祭り      20日~21日ほか・三郷村………………………………………160和泉(いずみ)神社春祭り            20日~21日・明科町……………………………………………160安良居(あらい)神社祭             21日ころの日曜日・丸子町………………………………………160坂城(さかき)神社の例祭            第三日曜日ほか・坂城町……………………………………………161上今井(かみいまい)諏訪神社の太々神楽(だいだいかぐら)  第三日曜日・豊田村…………………………………161諏訪湖開き                   第三日曜日・諏訪地方………………………………………………163山寺(やまでら)のやきもち踊り         第三日曜日・伊那市…………………………………………………163習焼(ならやけ)社の流鏑馬(やぶさめ)     22日・諏訪市………………………………………………………164応永甲辰囃子(おうえいこうしんばやし)     24日・浪合村………………………………………………………164銕焼(かなやき)地蔵尊御開帳          24日ころの日曜日・下諏訪町……………………………………165文珠堂(もんじゅどう)の祭り          25日・丸子町………………………………………………………165日野諏訪神社の獅子狂言「梅川(うめかわ)」   25日・須坂市………………………………………………………165下清内路(しもせいないじ)諏訪神社の神楽囃子(かぐらばやし)  25日・清内路村………………………………167戸隠(とがくし)神社式年祭           下旬~5月中旬(七年目ごと)・戸隠村…………………………167水月園(すいげつえん)のさくらまつり      下旬・下諏訪町………………………………………………………168上高地開山祭                  27日・安曇村………………………………………………………168どぶろく祭り                  27日・茅野市………………………………………………………168荒船(あらふね)神社のお舟祭り         28日・佐久市………………………………………………………169笹焼(ささやき)大明神祭            28日・武石村………………………………………………………170大宮熱田(おおみやあつた)神社例祭       28日~29日・梓川村……………………………………………170南内田(みなみうちだ)大宮八幡社の祭り     28日~29日・塩尻市……………………………………………172光前寺(こうぜんじ)春の例大祭         28日・駒ヶ根市……………………………………………………172行人様(ぎょうにんさま)の御開帳        28日ほか・阿南町…………………………………………………173上塚原(かみつかはら)諏訪神社のお神楽(かぐら)  第四日曜日ほか・佐久市………………………………………173自在(じざい)神社太々神楽(だいだいかぐら)  第四日曜日・坂城町…………………………………………………173乗鞍(のりくら)高原すもも祭り         第四日曜日・安曇村…………………………………………………176二柱(ふたはしら)神社の祭り          第四土曜、日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………176小諸のお花まつり                29日・小諸市………………………………………………………176雨宮(あめのみや)の御神事           29日(三年に一度)・更埴市……………………………………177高杜(たかもり)神社御柱(おんばしら)祭    29日(七年目ごと)・高山村……………………………………179早春賦(そうしゅんふ)祭り           29日・穂高町………………………………………………………180笠原(かさはら)の獅子舞            29日・伊那市………………………………………………………180中尾(なかお)春祭り              29日・長谷村………………………………………………………181白鳥(しらとり)神社例祭            29日ほか・売木村…………………………………………………181日吉(ひよし)のお鍬(くわ)祭り        29日・阿南町………………………………………………………181


五月
大門の秋葉神社の祭り              1日~2日・塩尻市…………………………………………………184小川若宮神社例祭                1日~2日・上松町…………………………………………………184長尾(ながお)の諏訪神社の獅子舞        2日~3日・三郷村…………………………………………………184粟沢(あわざわ)観音八十八夜          2日・茅野市…………………………………………………………184佐久鯉まつり                  3日~5日・佐久市…………………………………………………185白蛇神社の火渡り・刃渡り            3日・上田市…………………………………………………………185屋代(やしろ)のひとつもん           3日・更埴市…………………………………………………………186南方(みなかた)神社の例祭           3日・戸隠村…………………………………………………………187小根山(おねやま)の御柱(おんばしら)祭り   3日(七年目ごと)・小川村………………………………………187津島(つしま)神社の祭り囃子(ばやし)     3日~4日・三郷村…………………………………………………189小谷(おたり)の塩の道祭り           3日ころ・小谷村……………………………………………………189白馬(はくば)の塩の道祭り           3日ころ・白馬村……………………………………………………189駒ヶ嶽(こまがたけ)神社里宮の太々神楽(だいだいかぐら)  3日ころ・上松村……………………………………190南木曽の秋葉神社の祭り             3日・南木曽町………………………………………………………192馬見塚蚕玉(まみづかこだま)様の祭り      3日・駒ヶ根市………………………………………………………192大鹿(おおしか)歌舞伎             3日ほか・大鹿村……………………………………………………193里山辺のお船祭り                4日~5日・松本市…………………………………………………194岡の宮川北祭                  4日~5日・松本市…………………………………………………195小野神社御柱(おんばしら)大祭         4日~5日(七年目ごと)・塩尻市………………………………195槻井泉(つきいずみ)神社の御神馬(ごしんめ)行列  4日~5日・塩尻市……………………………………………196法性(ほつしょう)神社の御柱(おんばしら)祭  4日ころ(七年目ごと)・辰野町…………………………………197滝山不動尊(たきやまふどうそん)祭り      5日・青木村…………………………………………………………197信級(のぶしな)の中原流太々神楽囃子(だいだいかぐらばやし)  5日ほか・信州新町……………………………198伊折(いおり)の虫倉(むしくら)神社祭り    5日ほか・中条村……………………………………………………199定勝寺(じょうしょうじ)のお花まつり      5日・大桑村…………………………………………………………199千人塚(せんにんづか)祭り           5日・飯島町…………………………………………………………200鬼無里(きなさ)の水芭蕉(みずばしょう)祭り  上旬・鬼無里村………………………………………………………200富士浅間神社祭(ふじせんげんじんじゃさい)   上旬(六十年に一度)・塩尻市……………………………………201小芹(こぜり)の目薬師様(めやくしさま)    上旬・明科町…………………………………………………………201穂高神社の正遷宮(しょうせんぐう)祭と御破損(ごはそん) 上旬(二十年に一度、六、七年に一度)・穂高町…202蓼科温泉さくら祭り               6日ころ・茅野市……………………………………………………203軽井沢の若葉祭り                第一日曜~第四日曜日・軽井沢町…………………………………203真楽寺(しんらくじ)の花まつり         8日・御代田町………………………………………………………203浅間山(あさまやま)開き            8日・小諸市…………………………………………………………204五束大宮(ごそくおおみや)の太々神楽(だいだいかぐら)  8日ほか・飯山市………………………………………204覚音寺(かくおんじ)の縁日           8日・八坂村…………………………………………………………206戸隠神社の祈年(きねん)祭           14日~16日・戸隠村……………………………………………207五社(ごしゃ)神社例祭             第二日曜日・上松町…………………………………………………207不動尊(ふどうそん)の火渡り          15日・豊田村………………………………………………………207鶴峯(つるみね)のつつじ祭り          中旬・岡谷市…………………………………………………………208修那羅(しゅなら)山安宮(やすみや)神社観光祈念祭  17日・坂井村………………………………………………208境(さかい)の宮祭礼              17日・美麻村………………………………………………………208臼田(うすだ)の小満祭(こまんさい)      第三日曜日・臼田町…………………………………………………210麻衣廼(あさぎぬの)神社祭礼          第三土曜、日曜日・楢川村…………………………………………210高島城祭                    第三日曜日・諏訪市…………………………………………………210楢川村(ならかわむら)の御柱祭         下旬~6月(七年目ごと)・楢川村………………………………211岩菅(いわすげ)山山開き祭り          最終日曜日・山ノ内町………………………………………………212仏崎(ほとけざき)観音寺奉納競馬会       最終日曜日・大町市…………………………………………………212


六月
しょうぶはたき       4日・木島平村………………………………………………………214野沢温泉つつじまつり              上旬・野沢温泉村……………………………………………………214八島高原開山祭                 第一日曜日・下諏訪町………………………………………………215浅間(あさま)のヘソ祭り            第一土曜日・松本市…………………………………………………215清水(きよみず)高原祭り            第一日曜日・山形村…………………………………………………216ウエストン祭                  第一日曜日・安曇村…………………………………………………216木曽漆器(しっき)・奈良井(ならい)宿場祭り  第一金曜~日曜日・楢川村…………………………………………216霧ヶ峰(きりがみね)開山祭           第一日曜日・諏訪市…………………………………………………217八ヶ岳(やつがたけ)開山祭           第一日曜日・茅野市…………………………………………………218米子(よなご)不動尊お山登り          14日・須坂市………………………………………………………218白樺高原すずらん祭り              第二日曜日・立科町…………………………………………………218信州新町競馬大会                第二日曜日・信州新町………………………………………………219針ノ木岳慎太郎(しんたろう)祭り        第二日曜日・大町市…………………………………………………219入笠山開山祭                  第二日曜日・富士見町………………………………………………220ほたる祭り                   中旬~下旬・辰野町…………………………………………………220長衛祭(ちょうえいさい)            中旬・長谷村…………………………………………………………220上古田(かみふつた)の火とぼし         18日と24日・茅野市……………………………………………222白樺(しらかば)湖祭              18日・茅野市………………………………………………………222霧ヶ峰(きりがみね)花まつり          第三土曜、日曜日・諏訪市…………………………………………222更埴(こうしょく)の杏(あんず)狩り      下旬~7月下旬・更埴市……………………………………………223諏訪のあやめ祭り                下旬~7月上旬・諏訪市……………………………………………223諏訪大社下社御作田祭(みさください)      30日・下諏訪町……………………………………………………224浮島社(うきしましゃ)の茅(ち)の輪(わ)くぐり  30日・下諏訪町………………………………………………224諏訪大社上社お田植え祭             末ころ・諏訪市………………………………………………………224


七月
島立の裸まつり                 1日・松本市…………………………………………………………242大鍬大明神(おおくわだいみょうじん)祭り    第一日曜日・南木曽町………………………………………………242茅野どんばん                  第一土曜日・茅野市…………………………………………………243原村祇園(ぎおん)まつり            第一日曜日・原村……………………………………………………243稲虫(いなむし)まつり             初旬の日曜日・諏訪市………………………………………………244中条(なかじょう)のお天王(てんのう)さま   7日~15日ころの日曜日・中条村………………………………244薮原(やぶはら)神社祭礼(薮原まつり)     8日~9日・木祖村…………………………………………………245松本神社大祭                  10日~11日・松本市……………………………………………245八坂(やさか)神社牛頭(ごす)天王祭      14日・松本市………………………………………………………246八幡宮例祭                   14日~15日・日義村……………………………………………246須佐男(すさのお)神社祭            14日~15日・大桑村……………………………………………246阿礼(あれい)神社の阿礼祭り          第二土曜、日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………247岳の幟(のぼり)                15日ころの日曜日・上田市………………………………………248夫神(おがみ)神社の祇園(ぎおん)祭      15日ころの日曜日・青木村………………………………………248鬼無里(きなさ)の祇園(ぎおん)祭(お天王さん) 15日~20日・鬼無里村………………………………………250小菅柱松(こすげはしらまつ)神事        15日(三年に一度)・飯山市……………………………………250中村小菅(こすげ)               15日(三年に一度)・木島平村…………………………………251白山(はくさん)神社祭礼            15日ほか・木曽福島町……………………………………………251津島(つしま)神社例祭             15日ころの土曜、日曜日・下諏訪町……………………………253おたきあげ                   15日ころの土曜、日曜日・茅野市………………………………253川原飯                     15日・平谷村………………………………………………………254佐久市の祇園(ぎおん)祭り           中旬~下旬・佐久市…………………………………………………254小諸の祇園祭                  中旬・小諸市…………………………………………………………254上山田温泉祭り                 17日~18日・上山田町…………………………………………256須原鹿島(すはらかしま)神社祭         17日~18日・大桑村……………………………………………256蓼科(たてしな)温泉夏祭り           17日~18日・茅野市……………………………………………257三岳(みたけ)の御嶽(おんたけ)神社例大祭   18日~19日・三岳村……………………………………………257中野の祇園(ぎおん)祭り            19日~20日・中野市……………………………………………257牛石(うしいし)さま              20日ころ・武石村…………………………………………………258松代(まつしろ)の祇園祭            20日ころの土曜、日曜日・長野市………………………………259須坂祇園祭り                  21日~25日・須坂市……………………………………………259祢津(ねつ)のけんか神輿(みこし)       第三土曜日・東部町…………………………………………………260上田の祇園祭                  第三土曜、日曜日・上田市…………………………………………261稲荷山(いなりやま)の祇園祭          第三土曜、日曜日・更埴市…………………………………………261柱松子(はしらまつこ)             第三土曜日・木島平村………………………………………………262箕輪南宮(みのわなんぐう)神社鹿頭(ししがしら)踊り  第三日曜日・箕輪町………………………………………263津島神社のあばれ神輿(みこし)         第三土曜、日曜日・宮田村…………………………………………263保野祇園(ほやぎおん)祭            22日~23日・上田市……………………………………………264水無(すいむ)神社例祭(神輿(みこし)まつり) 22日~23日・木曽福島町………………………………………264木曽踊り                    22日~8月16日ほか・木曽郡下各地…………………………266おいづなさん                  23日・上山田町……………………………………………………267松本の天神(てんじん)祭り           24日~25日・松本市……………………………………………267深見(ふかみ)の祇園(ぎおん)祭り       24日・阿南町………………………………………………………268開田の熊野神社祭                25日~26日・開田村……………………………………………269安曇野ウエストン祭inすさど          下旬~8月上旬・堀金村……………………………………………269山口村の諏訪神社祭礼(花馬(はなうま)祭り)  26日~27日・山口村……………………………………………269高野町の祇園(ぎおん)祭            27日~28日・佐久町……………………………………………270金井(かない)の火祭り             27日・東部町………………………………………………………272王滝の御嶽(おんたけ)神社例大祭        27日~28日・王滝村……………………………………………273開田の八幡(はちまん)神社祭          28日~29日・開田村……………………………………………273上田わっしょい                 最終土曜日・上田市…………………………………………………274丸子の諏訪神社上社の祇園祭           第四日曜日・丸子町…………………………………………………274戸倉よいとこ祭り                最終土曜日・戸倉町…………………………………………………275くりんこ祭り                  第四土曜日・小布施町………………………………………………275ションション祭り                第四土曜日・中野市…………………………………………………276アルプス民族音楽祭               最終日曜日・安曇村…………………………………………………276若一王子(にゃくいちおうじ)神社の夏祭り    最終土曜、日曜日・大町市…………………………………………276絵島まつり                   第四日曜日・高遠町…………………………………………………278岡谷きつね祭り                 最終土曜、日曜日・岡谷市…………………………………………279須々岐水(すすきみず)神社の茅(ち)の輪(わ)祭り  31日・更埴市………………………………………………279犬石の虫おくり                 31日・長野市………………………………………………………280



八月

津金寺縁日                   1日・立科町…………………………………………………………282諏訪大社下社のお舟祭り             1日・下諏訪町………………………………………………………282諏訪音楽祭                   1日~12日・諏訪市………………………………………………283松本の七夕(たなばた)祭り           6日~8日・松本市…………………………………………………284青山(あおやま)さま              6日~15日・松本市………………………………………………284ぼんぼん                    6日~15日・松本市………………………………………………285薮原(やぶはら)の七夕(たなばた)祭り     6日・木祖村…………………………………………………………286さんよりこより                 6日~7日・伊那市…………………………………………………286六動地蔵尊(ろくどうじぞうそん)祭り      6日・伊那市…………………………………………………………286戸倉温泉納涼花火大会              7日・戸倉町…………………………………………………………287コンコンまつり                 第一土曜日・佐久市…………………………………………………287竜神(りゅうじん)まつり            第一土曜日・御代田町………………………………………………288小諸ドカンショ                 第一土曜日・小諸市…………………………………………………289雷電(らいでん)まつり             第一土曜日・東部町…………………………………………………290真田まつり                   第一土曜日・真田町…………………………………………………290丸子ドドンコ                  第一土曜、日曜日・丸子町…………………………………………290青木の夏祭り                  第一土曜日・青木村…………………………………………………290坂城(さかき)どんどん             第一土曜日・坂城町…………………………………………………290更埴どんしゃん祭り               第一土曜日・更埴市…………………………………………………291ひじり三千石祭り                第一日曜日・大岡村…………………………………………………292長野びんずる祭り                第一土曜日・長野市…………………………………………………292高山まつり                   第一土曜日・高山村…………………………………………………292飯山どんとこい祭り               上旬の土曜日・飯山市………………………………………………296松本ぼんぼん                  第一土曜日・松本市…………………………………………………296玄蕃(げんば)まつり              第一土曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………………297高ボッチ高原草競馬大会             第一日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………………297安曇野祭り                   第一土曜、日曜日・豊科町…………………………………………298松川ふるさと祭り                上旬の土曜、日曜日・松川村………………………………………298大町やまびこ祭り                第一土曜日・大町市…………………………………………………299富士見OKKOH(おっこう)          第一土曜日・富士見町………………………………………………299お陣屋(じんや)祭り              第一土曜日・飯島町…………………………………………………299伊那まつり                   第一土曜、日曜日・伊那市…………………………………………300飯田まつり                   第一土曜日・飯田市…………………………………………………300人形劇カーニバル                上旬・飯田市…………………………………………………………300木曽御嶽(おんたけ)の御神火(ごじんか)祭   8日・王滝村…………………………………………………………301日輪寺(にちりんじ)のりんご祭り        9日・上田市…………………………………………………………301長谷(はせ)観音の三十三灯籠(とうろう)    9日・長野市…………………………………………………………301豊野ヨイショコ祭りと四万八千日(よんまんはっせんにち)花火大会  9日・豊野町…………………………………302満願寺(まんがんじ)の新盆(あらぼん)の精霊(しょうりょう)迎え 9日~10日・穂高町………………………303飯綱(いいづな)の火まつり           10日・長野市………………………………………………………304筑摩(つかま)神社祭              10日~11日・松本市……………………………………………304白樺高原花火大会                11日・立科町………………………………………………………305鎮(しずめ)神社祭礼              11日~12日・楢川村……………………………………………305どんどん火                   12日~13日・川上村……………………………………………306武石(たけし)村民夏まつり           12日、14日、15日・武石村…………………………………306小布施(おぶせ)の花市             12日・小布施町……………………………………………………306まんどう火                   13日・南相木村……………………………………………………307おんねりばやし                 13日~15日・北相木村…………………………………………307浅科(あさしな)村のどんどん焼き        13日と16日・浅科村……………………………………………307内田のささら踊り                13日~15日・松本市……………………………………………308南内田のささら踊り               13日~15日ほか・塩尻市………………………………………308木曽義仲(よしなか)たいまつ祭り        13日・木曽福島町…………………………………………………310野尻のらっぽ                  13日~16日・大桑村……………………………………………310まんど                     13日と16日・南箕輪村…………………………………………310和合(わごう)の念仏踊り            13日~16日・阿南町……………………………………………311みまきドカンコ                 14日・北御牧村……………………………………………………313浅科村の花火大会                14日・浅科村………………………………………………………313ふるさと宿場みこしin和田           14日・和田村………………………………………………………314戸隠(とがくし)神社の例祭(岩戸神楽)     14日~16日・戸隠村……………………………………………314古間(ふるま)の盆踊り             14日~16日・信濃町……………………………………………315らっぽしょと木曽義仲旗挙(はたあげ)祭     14日・日義村………………………………………………………316おさんやり                   14日~16日・箕輪町……………………………………………317絵島踊り                    14日~16日・上村………………………………………………317新野(にいの)の盆踊り             14日~16日・阿南町……………………………………………318かけ踊り                    14日・天竜村………………………………………………………319なんまいだ                   15日・佐久市………………………………………………………320望月(もちづき)の榊(さかき)祭り       15日・望月町………………………………………………………322水神(すいじん)さん              15日・中野市………………………………………………………323信州新町納涼大会(灯籠(とうろう)流し)    15日・信州新町……………………………………………………324竹房(たけぶさ)の百八灯(ひゃくはっとう)   15日・信州新町……………………………………………………324ずくだせ祭りin大洞(おおどう)        15日・小川村………………………………………………………325山形じゃんずら                 15日・山形村………………………………………………………325サマーフェスティバルinあさひ         15日~16日・朝日村……………………………………………325木崎湖灯籠流しと花火大会            15日・大町市………………………………………………………326諏訪湖祭(湖上花火大会)            15日・諏訪市………………………………………………………326下栗(しもぐり)のかけ踊り           15日・上村…………………………………………………………326岡谷太鼓(たいこ)祭り             中旬・岡谷市…………………………………………………………328珍々(ちんちん)幕府              中旬ほか・平谷村……………………………………………………328松原湖の灯籠(とうろう)流し(盆の送り火)   16日・小海町………………………………………………………328ヒャクハット                  16日・佐久市………………………………………………………329えんま堂のまつり                16日・坂城町………………………………………………………329戸隠の宣澄(せんちょう)踊り          16日・戸隠村………………………………………………………330岩井堂のお観音さま               16日ほか・中条村…………………………………………………330小沼(おぬま)の精霊(しょうりょう)流し    16日・中野市………………………………………………………331岡谷の灯籠(とうろう)流し           16日・岡谷市………………………………………………………332国中平(くにちむけ)神社灯籠づれ        17日~18日・野沢温泉村………………………………………332盆正月                     17日・南箕輪村……………………………………………………333時又(ときまた)の灯籠流し           17日・飯田市………………………………………………………333火之御子(ひのみこ)社の祭り          18日・戸隠村………………………………………………………333市田(いちだ)の灯籠流し            18日・高森町………………………………………………………335浦野(うらの)の風祭り             20日ころ・上田市…………………………………………………335檀田(まゆみだ)天神祭り            22日~23日・長野市……………………………………………335鳴雷(なるかみ)火祭り             22日・塩尻市………………………………………………………336藤村忌(とうそんき)              22日・山口村………………………………………………………337秋葉(あきば)神社鎮火祭            22日・諏訪市………………………………………………………337榑木(くれき)踊り               22日ほか・泰阜村…………………………………………………338宝光社(ほうこうしゃ)の地蔵盆(じぞうぼん)  23日・戸隠村………………………………………………………338極野(にての)十二社秋祭り           24日・栄村…………………………………………………………340早稲田(わせだ)人形              24日・阿南町………………………………………………………342池田の腹(はら)の神(かみ)送り        25日・池田町………………………………………………………343蓼科(たてしな)音楽祭             下旬・蓼科町…………………………………………………………343原村よいしょ祭り                下旬の土曜日・原村…………………………………………………343二十二夜様                   下旬ころ・高遠町……………………………………………………343飯田の花火                   下旬~10月・飯田市ほか…………………………………………344川施餓鬼(かわせがき)地蔵流し法要       26日・長野市………………………………………………………344宇賀(うが)神社祭り              26日~28日・信濃町……………………………………………345小根山(おねやま)の御射山(みさやま)祭り   26日~27日・小川村……………………………………………346北小野(きたおの)の御射山祭り         26日・塩尻市………………………………………………………347諏訪大社下社御射山祭              26日~28日・下諏訪町…………………………………………347諏訪大社上社御射山祭(原山様)         26日~28日・富士見町…………………………………………348大蛇(だいじゃ)祭り              27日~28日・山ノ内町…………………………………………348八坂(やさか)の腹(はら)の神(かみ)送り   27日・八坂村………………………………………………………349大網(おあみ)古宮諏訪神社例祭         27日ほか・小谷村…………………………………………………349旧御射山(もとみさやま)神社例祭        27日・諏訪市………………………………………………………350松原神社の御射山祭               最終土曜、日曜日・小海町…………………………………………350熊野神社のお舟祭り               最終土曜、日曜日・三郷村…………………………………………351中谷(なかや)大宮諏訪神社例祭         最終土曜、日曜日・小谷村…………………………………………351薙鎌(なぎがま)祭(薙鎌打ちの神事)      下旬~9月初旬(七年目ごと)・小谷村…………………………352大町温泉まつり                 最終金曜、土曜日・大町市…………………………………………353桑名川(くわながわ)の剣(つるぎ)の舞     31日・飯山市………………………………………………………354四阿屋(あずまや)神社例大祭          31日~9月1日・坂井村…………………………………………354


九月
八朔相撲                    1日・小諸市…………………………………………………………356北尾(きたお)の腹(はら)の神送り       1日ころ・小川村……………………………………………………356天宮(てんぐう)大明神祭(寄合渡の獅子舞)   1日~2日・奈川村…………………………………………………357わかさぎ祭り                  1日~10月末日・諏訪市…………………………………………357苗場(なえば)神社例祭             3日・栄村……………………………………………………………357諏訪神社と若宮八幡神社の祭り          6日~7日・上松町…………………………………………………358深原(ふかはら)諏訪神社例祭          第一土曜、日曜日・小谷村…………………………………………359衣更着(きさらぎ)神社例祭           第一土曜、日曜日・木祖村…………………………………………360南宮(なんぐう)神社例祭            第一土曜、日曜日・日義村…………………………………………360湯沢神社灯籠(とうろう)祭り          8日~9日・野沢温泉村……………………………………………361竈(かまど)神社の祭り             9日~10日・大町市………………………………………………362小宮(こみや)の御柱(おんばしら)祭      9日~11月(七年目ごと)・諏訪地方…………………………362天川(あまがわ)神社御祭礼           12日~13日・山ノ内町…………………………………………364土橋(つちはし)の神楽(かぐら)        12日~13日・山ノ内町…………………………………………364八幡(やわた)神社の秋祭り           14日~15日・浅科村……………………………………………365安源寺(あんげんじ)の青獅子(あおじし)    14日・中野市………………………………………………………365ひゃっとう                   14日・飯山市………………………………………………………366細野神社祭典                  14日~15日・松川村……………………………………………367金山(かなやま)神社秋の例大祭         14日~15日・大町市……………………………………………368千国(ちくに)諏訪神社例祭           14日~15日・小谷村……………………………………………368小木曽(おぎそ)の諏訪神社例祭         14日~15日・木祖村……………………………………………369八朔(はつさく)祭り              14日~16日・諏訪市……………………………………………369諏訪よいてこ                  14日~15日・諏訪市……………………………………………370有坂(ありさか)の諏訪神社の秋祭り       第二日曜日・長門町…………………………………………………371松尾(まつお)神社秋の例祭           第二日曜日・長門町…………………………………………………371大町安国神社(やすくにじんじゃ)大祭      第二日曜日・木島平村………………………………………………372熊野(くまの)神社の獅子舞           第二日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………………373有明山社(ありあけさんしゃ)祭典        第二土曜、日曜日・松川村…………………………………………373諏訪大社上社十五夜相撲             15日・諏訪市………………………………………………………374仁科神明宮(にしなしんめいぐう)の秋祭り    16日・大町市………………………………………………………374蓼科(たてしな)神社秋祭り           18日~19日・立科町……………………………………………375海ノ口上諏訪社(かみすわしゃ)の祭り      18日~19日・大町市……………………………………………375日和(ひより)神社の鬼獅子           19日~20日ころ・中野市………………………………………376芋川(いもがわ)神社の祭礼           20日~21日・三水村……………………………………………377青鬼(あおに)神社火切りの神事         20日~21日・白馬村……………………………………………379犀川(さいがわ)神社大祭            21日・長野市………………………………………………………379大御食(おおみけ)神社の獅子練(ししね)り   21日~22日・駒ヶ根市…………………………………………380大門(だいもん)神社の祭り           第三土曜、日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………381南郷(みなみごう)神社の祭礼と男獅子(おとこじし)    第三土曜、日曜日・豊野町……………………………381姫宮(ひめみや)神社秋祭り           第三日曜日・宮田村…………………………………………………382佐良志奈(さらしな)神社の秋祭り        22日~23日ころ・戸倉町………………………………………383奈良沢(ならざわ)神社の天狗舞(てんぐまい)  22日~23日ころ・飯山市………………………………………384八柱(やはしら)神社御祭礼           22日~23日ころ・山ノ内町……………………………………385本山(もとやま)祭り              22日~23日・塩尻市……………………………………………386洗馬(せば)の雄獅子雌獅子(おじしめじし)   22日~23日ころ・塩尻市………………………………………386小曽部(こそぶ)神社の祭り           22日~23日ころ・塩尻市………………………………………388床尾(とこお)祭り               22日~23日ころ・塩尻市………………………………………388市野川(いちのかわ)の太々神楽(だいだいかぐら)     22日~23日ころ・麻績村…………………………389梶原(かじわら)祭               22日~23日ころ・下諏訪町……………………………………390武石(たけし)のお舟祭り            23日ころ・武石村…………………………………………………390波閇科(はべしな)神社秋季例大祭        23日ころ・上山田町………………………………………………391戸隠(とがくし)のそば祭り           23日ころ・戸隠村…………………………………………………392湯の原温泉の道祖神(どうそじん)祭り      23日・松本市………………………………………………………392日出塩(ひでしお)の熊野(くまの)祭り     23日ころ・塩尻市…………………………………………………393本城村の獅子神楽(ししかぐら)         23日~24日・本城村……………………………………………393大和田(おおわだ)神社祭典           23日ころ・松川村…………………………………………………394八幡(はちまん)神社の祭礼           23日~24日・池田町……………………………………………394高遠の灯籠(とうろう)祭り           23日ころ・高遠町…………………………………………………395重柳(しげやなぎ)祭り舟            24日~25日・豊科町……………………………………………396十六夜(いざよい)観月堂の俳句祭り       下旬ころ・坂城町……………………………………………………396信州姨捨(おばすて)観月祭           下旬ころ・更埴市……………………………………………………397喜作祭り                    下旬・穂高町…………………………………………………………397冠着山(かむりきやま)月見祭り         下旬ころ・坂井村……………………………………………………398安原(やすはら)のお舟まつり          26日・佐久市………………………………………………………398波田(はた)の諏訪社祭り            26日~27日・波田町……………………………………………399穂高(ほたか)神社のお船祭り          26日~27日・穂高町……………………………………………399阿部(あべ)神社の祭り             26日・大町市………………………………………………………401切久保(きりくぼ)諏訪神社七道(しちどう)祭(尾花(おばな)祭り)  27日・白馬村…………………………401湯原(ゆはら)神社の式三番(しきさんばん)   最終日曜日・臼田町…………………………………………………402真田(さなだ)の皇大神宮(こうたいじんぐう)の秋祭り   第四日曜日・真田町……………………………………404若宮神社祭(おくんち)             最終日曜日・下諏訪町………………………………………………404


十月

高岡神社の祭礼と高坂の男獅子          1日・牟礼村…………………………………………………………406神道(しんとう)祭り              1日~3日・松本市…………………………………………………407七久里(ななくり)神社の裸(はだか)祭り    2日~3日・飯田市…………………………………………………407浅間(あさま)温泉の松明(たいまつ)まつり   3日・松本市…………………………………………………………408田立(ただち)の花馬(はなうま)祭り      3日・南木曽町………………………………………………………409田立歌舞伎                   3日・南木曽町………………………………………………………409血の池弁財天(べんざいてん)まつり       上旬・御代田町………………………………………………………411軽井沢の紅葉(もみじ)祭り           上旬~下旬・軽井沢町………………………………………………411清内路(せいないじ)の花火           6日と8日・清内路村………………………………………………411赤岩の高杜(たかもり)神社祭礼         7日~8日・中野市…………………………………………………412氷上王子(ひかみおうじ)神社の秋祭り      第一日曜日・上田市…………………………………………………413二柱(ふたはしら)神社の祭り          第一日曜日・丸子町…………………………………………………414奈良本(ならもと)神社の秋祭り         第一日曜日・青木村…………………………………………………415会田(あいだ)神明宮例大祭           第一土曜、日曜日・四賀村…………………………………………416小野神社例大祭                 第一日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………………416諏訪社稲荷社のどじょう祭り           第一日曜日・塩尻市…………………………………………………417高鳥谷(たかずや)神社の矢納(やおさめ)の神事 第一土曜、日曜日・駒ヶ根市………………………………………417明神池(みょうじんいけ)奥宮例大祭       8日・安曇村…………………………………………………………418須坂市の獅子狂言「葛(くず)の葉子別れ」「和藤内」   秋祭りの日・須坂市………………………………………418高梨神社の獅子狂言「日高川道行(みちゆき)」  9日・須坂市…………………………………………………………421須坂市の掛合万歳                秋祭りの日・須坂市…………………………………………………422日置(ひき)神社祭り              9日~10日・生坂村………………………………………………423白山(はくさん)神社祭り            9日~10日・三郷村………………………………………………423八柱(やはしら)神社七年祭           9日~10日(七年目ごと)・根羽村……………………………424神部(とものう)神社の秋祭り          10日~11日・信州新町…………………………………………424鬼無里(きなさ)の紅葉(もみじ)祭り      10日~25日・鬼無里村…………………………………………424大山田(おおやまだ)神社大祭          10日・下条村………………………………………………………425百瀬(ももせ)の蚕神(かいこがみ)さま     11日ほか・中条村…………………………………………………425法塔(ほうとう)の祭り             12日ほか・戸倉町…………………………………………………426伊豆木(いずき)の鯖鮨(さばずし)祭り     13日・飯田市………………………………………………………427本陽寺(ほんようじ)のざくろ祭り        14日・上田市………………………………………………………427満島(みつしま)神社秋祭り           14日~15日・天竜村……………………………………………428今田(いまだ)人形               15日・飯田市………………………………………………………428戸隠の紅葉(もみじ)祭り            中旬・戸隠村…………………………………………………………429高府(たかふ)の夜祭り             中旬の土曜日・小川村………………………………………………429元善光寺(もとぜんこうじ)           菊人形展 15日~11月15日・飯田市………………………430与川(よがわ)の神楽獅子(かぐらじし)     18日ほか・南木曽町………………………………………………430北大出(きたおいで)神明神社祭礼        第三日曜日・辰野町…………………………………………………431宮下(みやした)獅子のお祭り          24日・武石村………………………………………………………431松本(まつもと)のお城(しろ)まつり      下旬~11月上旬・松本市…………………………………………432出早(いずはや)もみじ祭り           下旬・岡谷市…………………………………………………………432栃原(とちばら)の獅子舞(ししまい)      28日・北相木村……………………………………………………433かりん祭り                   下旬の日曜日・諏訪市………………………………………………433



十一月

松代の真田まつり                1日~4日・長野市…………………………………………………436須坂のえびす講                 1日~3日・須坂市…………………………………………………436生島足島(いくしまたるしま)神社お籠(こ)もり祭り   3日~4月13日・上田市………………………………436十日夜(とうかんや)              10日・東信地方……………………………………………………437武石(たけし)村の十日夜            10日・武石村………………………………………………………437中川村の文化祭                 中旬・中川村…………………………………………………………438一茶忌(いっさき)               19日・信濃町………………………………………………………438長野のえびす講                 20日・長野市………………………………………………………438大桑村殿(との)の白山(はくさん)神社祭    20日ころほか・大桑村……………………………………………439義清(よしきよ)祭り              第三日曜日・坂城町…………………………………………………439戸隠神社の新嘗(にいなめ)祭          22日~24日・戸隠村……………………………………………440中井侍(なかいさむらい)のお祭り        22日~23日・天竜村……………………………………………440海禅寺(かいぜんじ)の人形供養会(くようえ)  23日・上田市………………………………………………………441芋煮(いもに)の日待(ひまち)         23日ころ・戸倉町…………………………………………………441文化・文政風俗絵巻行列             23日・南木曽町……………………………………………………442十二月川びたり                    1日・川上村…………………………………………………………444八剣(やつるぎ)神社の蜜柑(みかん)祭り    第一日曜日・諏訪市…………………………………………………444南信濃村の霜月(しもつき)祭り         8日~1月3日・南信濃村…………………………………………444武水別(たけみずわけ)神社の大頭(だいとう)祭り   10日~14日・更埴市……………………………………447上村(かみむら)の霜月(しもつき)祭り     11日~1月3日・上村……………………………………………450赤岩(あかいわ)の宣澄(せんちょう)踊り    15日ほか・中野市…………………………………………………451和田村の神楽曳(ひ)き             31日・和田村………………………………………………………452不定期に行なわれる郷土芸能親沢追分                    随時・小海町…………………………………………………………454小諸(こもろ)のささら踊り           随時・小諸市…………………………………………………………454上田獅子                    随時・上田市…………………………………………………………455下室賀(しもむろが)の三頭獅子(みかしらじし) 随時・上田市…………………………………………………………456青木村の壁ぬり踊り               随時・青木村…………………………………………………………456千曲川坂城陣太鼓(さかきじんだいこ)      随時・坂城町…………………………………………………………457善光寺のお数珠頂戴(じゅずちょうだい)     毎日・長野市…………………………………………………………457松代大門踊り                  随時・長野市…………………………………………………………458樋知(ひじり)神社の雨乞(あまご)い      随時・大岡村…………………………………………………………459西山の盆踊り唄                 随時・中条村…………………………………………………………459薩摩(さつま)踊り               随時・飯山市…………………………………………………………460象山湯女追太鼓(ぞうざんゆなおいだいこ)    随時・山ノ内町………………………………………………………462安曇(あずみ)踊り               随時・松川村…………………………………………………………462嫁入唄「こちゃ節」               随時・開田村…………………………………………………………463須原ばねそ                   随時・大桑村…………………………………………………………463蘭(あらさぎ)のさいとろさし          随時・南木曽町………………………………………………………464諏訪地方の道中長持(ながもち)         随時・諏訪地方………………………………………………………464御諏訪(おすわ)太鼓              随時・岡谷市…………………………………………………………465下の原と友の町の騎馬(きば)行列        随時・下諏訪町………………………………………………………465八島(やしま)太鼓               随時・下諏訪町………………………………………………………466普門寺(ふもんじ)の騎馬行列          随時・諏訪市…………………………………………………………466諏訪八剣(やつるぎ)太鼓            随時・諏訪市…………………………………………………………467天屋節(てんやぶし)              随時・茅野市…………………………………………………………467コチャかまやせの節               随時・原村……………………………………………………………467エーヨー節                   随時・原村ほか………………………………………………………468伊那節                     随時・伊那谷一帯……………………………………………………468古田(ふるた)人形               随時・箕輪町…………………………………………………………470ざんざ節(ぶし)                随時・長谷村…………………………………………………………470山室甚句(やまむろじんく)           随時・高遠町…………………………………………………………470龍勝寺山(りゅうしょうじやま)の姫小松(ひめこまつ)   随時・高遠町……………………………………………471中郷(なかごう)の獅子舞            随時・上村……………………………………………………………471下条歌舞伎(しもじょうかぶき)         随時・下条村…………………………………………………………471



*****************************
Related words



BACK : Top of this Saijiki

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::