Tag Archives: Nara

[Photoblog] Kid’s Sumo Tournament

Kid’s sumo tournament is held annually on September 15 at Mihashira Shrine in Kashiwate-cho, Kashihara city.Children between 1 year-old and late elementary grades took 3 bouts each. The older kids…

[Photoblog] Female Ninja VS Samurai Warrior

Miki took this picture at Junkei Festival held at Tsutsuijo Castle in Yamatokoriyama city.The female ninja is holding a throwing star in her hand.  Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English…

[Photoblog] Arei Festival in Nara

It is a festival held in remembrance of virtue of Hieda No Arei (primarily known for being instrumental to the compilation of the Japanese text Kojiki in 712) at Meta…

[Photoblog] The Statue of Komokuten at Todaiji Temple

Miki took this picture when she visited the temple in the evening of August 15.  Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Basara Dance Festival in Nara

Basara festival (dance teams in costumes dance in Nara city) is held in Nara city every summer. They are high-spirited. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Lantern Mass at Todaiji Temple

About 2,500 lanterns are lined up around the hall annually on August 15.  Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Nail of the Buddha Statue

This is the left hand of the Buddha statue of Todaiji Temple.  Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Fireworks at Ryosenji Temple

Fireworks festival is held at Ryosenji Temple (Nara prefecture) annually on August 22.They shoot off only 100 fireworks, but they are aggressive! Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Taiko Dance Festival in Nara

This festival is held in front of Yagyu Yamaguchi Shrine in Nara annually in the middle of August.Taiko dance is a traditional event descended from a rain-making ritual.The festival is…

[Photoblog] Light Festival at Heijokyu Ruins

Light Festival at Heijokyu ruins. Tokae Festival was also held at Heijokyu ruins.Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] A Little Girl

Jizokai (annual Buddhist event for children held in summer) is held at one of the National Treasures of Japan,Gangoji Temple annually on August 23 and 24.The futoden lanterns which are…