The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival in Gifu

Aug 05, 2010 By Ray Proper

Round two for that bastion of fun by the river, Gifu City! The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival is held yearly on the first Saturday of August from 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m. For those who have lost track of time, that is this weekend! This is one of the largest fireworks...[ Click to read more ]

The Chunichi Newspaper Nagara River All-Japan Fireworks Festival

Jul 30, 2010 By Ray Proper

The Chunichi Nagara Gawa Fireworks Festival is held yearly on the last Saturday of July from 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m. This year, the festival falls on Saturday, July 31st-this weekend! This is one of the largest fireworks displays in Japan. It is a part of the All-Japan Fireworks Competition, which I...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Oiden Matsuri in Toyota City

Jul 21, 2010 By Ray Proper

" Oiden" is taken from the local Mikawa dialect.  It means “Come on,” as in come on and dance!  This festival brings hundreds of dance teams to the center of Toyota City to dance to the "Oiden song." I am not entirely sure what that entails, but there are apparently two versions...[ Click to read more ]

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