Traditional Events around Tsukuba

for people living in and around Tsukuba city, Ibaraki pref. Japan.


Japanese version is available.
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This page shows various events in and around Tsukuba. If you want to find any events held in far place from Tsukuba city, I found the home page of Japan National Tourist Organization, "zmy's Mikoshi Homepage", and "Guide for Japanese Festivals" helpful to find major events around Tokyo and Japan.

Some of the items below are picked up from rather old documents, so the editor recommend you to assure the schedule before visiting to any event in this list.

(?): the date is uncertain or inconsistent in refered documents.
(??): the date is guessed by the eritor.
R: editors reccomendation, regionaly famous events.
S: rather show-up'ed events ( editor's opinion ). Not marked events may be quite regional or private.
T/M: the taste of the event is traditional/modern ( editor's opinion ).
J: Japanese description and photos are avilable.

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 2018 Jan.24(Wed)                -STJ	(Mt. Atagoyama, Kasama) Anniversary feast of Atago shrine
 2018 Jan.24(Wed) (??) 11:00-    --TJ	(Shimo-takatsu, Tsuchiura) Spring feast of Atago shrine in Shimotakatsu
 2018 Jan.24(Wed) (??) 12:00-13:00--TJ	(Tokizaki, Inashiki) a traditional archery at Hachiman-jinja shrine of Tokizaki
 2018 Jan.24(Wed) 10:00-12:00    -STJ	(Edosaki, Inashiki) Yudate prayer with splashing hot water at Atago-jinja shrine
 2018 Jan.25(Thu)                --TJ	(Kido, Chikusei) Anniversary feast of Kido shrine (no events)
 2018 Jan.25(Thu) 6:30-20:00     RSTJ	(Oonogou, Joso) The year's first prayer for Tenjin at Ohnogoh Tenmangu shrine (ceremony of archery at 6:30am)
 2018 Jan.27(Sat) (?)            -SMJ	(Kamigo, Tsukuba) Family kite festival
 2018 Jan.27(Sat) (??)           --TJ	(Nishimachi, Shimotsuma) 参道地不動院初不動登竜門くぐり
 2018 Jan.28(Sun)                --TJ	(Hayao, Tone) Aniversary feast of Tenjinja shrine in Hayao (stands)
 2018 Jan.28(Sun)                --TJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) The year's first prayer for Fudo-Myouou at Mikko-ji temple
 2018 Jan.28(Sun)                -STJ	(Tozaki, Kasumigaura) Fair of Haraobi-jizo (stands)
 2018 Jan.28(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Imaizumi, Shimotsuma) Anniversary feast of Imaizumi Fudo temple
 2018 Jan.28(Sun) (??) 10:00-16:00-STJ	(Kurogo, Chikusei) Setsubun feast at Senmyo-ji temple in Kurogo
 2018 Jan.28(Sun) (??) 10:30-13:30-SMJ	(Fuminari-bashi brg., TsukubaMirai) Kite contest near Fuminari-bashi bridge
 2018 Feb.3(Sat)                 -	 Setsubun, the eve of the begining of the spring (at major shrines)
 2018 Feb.3(Sat)                 --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Ceremony for avoiding misfortune at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Feb.3(Sat)                 R-TJ	(Soja, Ishioka) Setsubun feast at Sohja-gu shrine (big lion dance)
 2018 Feb.3(Sat)                 RSTJ	(Oomachi, Chikusei) Setsubun feast at Haguro shrine (ceremony at 15:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00)
 2018 Feb.3(Sat)                 RSTJ	(Kasama, Kasama) Setsubun feast at Kasama Inari shrine (ceremony at 15:00 and 19:00)
 2018 Feb.3(Sat)                 RSTJ	(Uemachi, Ryugasaki) Setsubun feast at Yasaka shrine (market of Dharma dolls)
 2018 Feb.3(Sat) 15:00-20:00     RSTJ	(Aba, Inashiki) Setsubun feast at Oosugi shrine (18:00-20:00 Kagura dance)
 2018 Feb.3(Sat) 18:00           -STJ	(Takada, Inashiki) Setsubun feast at Takada shrine
 2018 Feb.3(Sat) 18:00-          --TJ	(Takasai, Shimotsuma) Setsubun feast at Shimotsuma shrine
 2018 Feb.3(Sat) 19:00-          --TJ	(Shimo-Takatsu, Tsuchiura) Setsubun feast at Atago shrine in Shimotakatsu
 2018 Feb.3(Sat) 19:30           RSTJ	(Oonogou, Joso) Setsubun feast at Ohnogoh Tenmangu shrine
 2018 Feb.3(Sat) 19:30-          -STJ	(Nishi-ohashi, Tsukuba) Setsubun-e feast at Anpuku-ji temple
 2018 Feb.4(Sun)                 --TJ	(Furuku, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Kashima shrine
 2018 Feb.4(Sun)-3(Sat) (??) 10:00-17:00RSMJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) "Hina-Matsuri" (Display of many Hina-ningyo small dolls of old japanese nobles)
 2018 Feb.5(Mon)-11(Sun)         -STJ	(Izumi, Tsukuba) Spring prayer at Keiryu-ji temple
 2018 Feb.7(Wed)                 -	 Fox daemon's day (private ceremonies are held in many shrines)
 2018 Feb.7(Wed) 15:00           R-TJ	(Tsuji, Chikusei) Religional ceremony of "walking on fire" in Tsuji
 2018 Feb.7(Wed) 7:30-17:00      -STJ	(Kasama, Kasama) Memorial day of foundatioin at Kasama Inari shrine
 2018 Feb.8(Thu)                 --TJ	(Gomita, Sakuragawa) 五味田の大わらじ
 2018 Feb.10(Sat) (?)            --TJ	(Sasagi, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Feb.11(Sun)                RSTJ	(Izumi, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Keiryu-ji temple("Mamemaki", 13:00-15:00, Many stands)
 2018 Feb.11(Sun) (??) 10:00-    -SMJ	(Tone) Kite festival
 2018 Feb.11(Sun) (??) 9:00-     --TJ	(Kitaki, Kashima) Shishi-mai dance in Kitaki
 2018 Feb.11(Sun) 10:30-12:00    RSTJ	(HitachiOota) Performance of Dengaku play at Higashi Kanasa shrine
 2018 Feb.13(Tue) (?)            --TJ	(Toozaki-cho, Tsuchiura) Anniversary feast of Washi shrine
 2018 Feb.15(Thu)                --TJ	(Furuku, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Feb.15(Thu)                --TJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Ceremony for the Buddha in Nirvana at Chotoku-ji temple
 2018 Feb.15(Thu) 17:00-20:00    --TJ	(Ryojuku, Namekata) Saido lantern parade
 2018 Feb.18(Sun)                --TJ	(Manabe, Tsuchiura) Spring feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Feb.18(Sun)                --TJ	(Tanaka, Tsukuba) Prayer for good harvest at Hie shrine
 2018 Feb.18(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Tsuina ceremony ("Setsubun") at Ohmido temple
 2018 Feb.18(Sun) (??)           -SMJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Plum fair at Tsukuba-san plum garden
 2018 Feb.18(Sun) 11:00-17:00    RSTJ	(Usui, Tsukuba) Markets of Dharma dolls at Iina shrine
 2018 Feb.19(Mon) (?)            --TJ	(Uenomuro, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Feb.20(Tue) (?)            --TJ	(Kamizakai, Tsukuba) Spring feast of Sugatami shrine
 2018 Feb.22(Thu)                RSTJ	(Kuribara, Tsukuba) Star ceremony for the Grand Dipper at Hokuto-ji temple
 2018 Feb.23(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(MukoIshige, Joso) Archery and sumo ceremony at Katori shrine in Muko-Ishige
 2018 Feb.24(Sat)                --TJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Ceremony for Jizo Bodhisattva at Chotoku-ji temple
 2018 Feb.24(Sat) (?)            --TJ	(Oo, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Kashima shrine
 2018 Feb.25(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Chuo 1-chome, Tsuchiura) Feast of Tenmangu shrine
 2018 Feb.25(Sun) (??)           -SMJ	(Tsuchiura) Kite festival in Kasumigaura-Sogo-Koen park
 2018 Feb.25(Sun) (??) 9:00-11:00-SMJ	(Hirasawa, Tsukuba) 平沢官衙遺跡歴史ひろば春の芝焼き
 2018 Feb.25(Sun) 8:00-19:00     --TJ	(Oonogou, Joso) The second prayer for Tenjin at Ohnogoh Tenmangu shrine
 2018 Feb.26(Mon) (?)            --TJ	(Konda, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Feb.27(Tue)-1(Thu) 15:00-  RSTJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Lunatic new year's day in Tsukuba-san shrine
 2018 Mar.1(Thu)                 -STJ	(Takasai, Shimotsuma) Dosojin feast at Takasai shrine (known for "Sayaribo" charms)
 2018 Mar.1(Thu) (?)             --TJ	(Yokomachi, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Mar.2(Fri) 10:30-17:00     -STJ	(Toozaki-cho, Tsuchiura) "Jakamokojan" feast of Washinomiya shrine ("Miso-oden," grilled taros, tofu and konnyaku)
 2018 Mar.3(Sat)                 --TJ	(Nishi-nodera, Kasumigaura) Anniversary feast of Tayasu shrine (traditional "Kagura" dance(?))
 2018 Mar.3(Sat) 13:00-16:00     R-TJ	(Sekimoto, Chikusei) Daida-kagura shintoism dance of Sekimoto shrine
 2018 Mar.4(Sun)                 --TJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Prayer for good harvest at Tsukuba-san shrine
 2018 Mar.8(Thu) 11:00-          --TJ	(Mita, Shimotsuma) 初大師護摩供養 at Mitsuzoin temple
 2018 Mar.9(Fri) 12:00-16:00     RSTJ	(Kyuchu, Kashima) Saito-sai parade of Kashima-jingu shrine
 2018 Mar.10(Sat) 9:00-15:00     -STJ	(Hinosawa, Tsukuba) Feast of Tsukiyomi shrine in Hinosawa (stands, Kagura music 9:00-12:00)
 2018 Mar.12(Mon)                -STJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Feast of Gassuiseki jinja shrine (Distribution of blessed eggs)
 2018 Mar.17(Sat) (??) 8:30-15:00R-TJ	(Koga) 渡良瀬遊水地のヨシ焼き
 2018 Mar.17(Sat) 10:00-12:00    -STJ	(Kajiuchi, Chikusei) Goma fire mass at Kajiuchi-kan'non temple
 2018 Mar.18(Sun) (??) 10:30-    -STJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Shirai-za's Joruri marionette show (at Makabe city welfare center)
 2018 Mar.18(Sun) (??) 11:00-13:00-STJ	(Tokiwa-machi, Mito) Parade of portable shrine around Tokiwa shrine
 2018 Mar.18(Sun) (??) 11:00-14:00-STJ	(Yamato, Sakuragawa) Demonstration of local traditional music by children (at Yamato Fureai center)
 2018 Mar.21(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Matsubara, Chikusei) Hyottoko humorous traditional dance at Matsubara shrine
 2018 Mar.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Onabake, Ushiku) Spring feast at Onabake shrine
 2018 Mar.24(Sat) 10:30-         -STJ	(Kakeuma, Ami) Buddhism prayer for children's growth at Mantokuji temple
 2018 Mar.25(Sun)-8(Sun) (??)    -SMJ	(Central Tsuchiura, Tsuchiura) Cherry blossom festival (fleamarket, masquerade)
 2018 Mar.27(Tue)                RSTJ	(Onabake, Ushiku) Aniversary feast at Onabake shrine (many pot plant markets)
 2018 Mar.28(Wed)                --TJ	(Kangori, Tsukuba) Silkworm feast at Kokage shrine
 2018 Mar.31(Sat)-1(Sun) (??)    -SMJ	(Wadai, Tsukuba) Cherry blossom festival (flea market)
 2018 Apr.1(Sun)                 RSTJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Spring feast at Tsukuba-san shrine (parade of a portable shrine to the top of the mountain)
 2018 Apr.1(Sun) (?)             -ST-	(Noda, Chiba pref.) Doronko matsuri (muddy feast) at Katori-jinja shrine in Mitsubori
 2018 Apr.1(Sun) (??)            --TJ	(Matsubara, Chikusei) Hyottoko dance in Matsubara (evening)
 2018 Apr.1(Sun) (??) 9:00-15:00 -SMJ	(Shimoiwasaki, Tsukuba) Cherry blossom festival at Chikatsu shrine (flea market)
 2018 Apr.1(Sun) (??) 9:00-15:30 --MJ	(Ryugamine, Tsuchiura) Archery contest at Ryugamine (famous place for cherry blossoms)
 2018 Apr.1(Sun) (??) 9:30-15:00 -SMJ	(Ryugamine, Tsuchiura) Cherry festival at Ryugamine
 2018 Apr.1(Sun) 12:30-14:30     RSTJ	(Sawabe, Tsuchiura) Ceremony of "Yabusame," a traditional archery at Hie shrine (archery itself is shown after 14:00)
 2018 Apr.1(Sun)-10(Tue)         --TJ	(Hanare, Tsukuba) Daishi-sama Buddhism priests demonstration walking
 2018 Apr.3(Tue)                 --TJ	(HonSodo, Shimotsuma) Jinmu-sai ceremony at Munetou shrine
 2018 Apr.3(Tue)-4(Wed)          RSTJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Pot plant markets
 2018 Apr.4(Wed) (?)             --TJ	(Oowada, Koga) Kagura ceremonial dance at Washi-jinja shrine in Owada
 2018 Apr.5(Thu) (?)             --TJ	(Kashiwada, Ushiku) Anniversary feast of Kashiwada shrine
 2018 Apr.5(Thu)-15(Sun)         --TJ	(around Inashiki and Ami) Daishi-ko mass
 2018 Apr.7(Sat) (??) 17:30-19:30RSTJ	(Akeno) Akeno Takigi-Noh (open air Noh play under torches)
 2018 Apr.7(Sat)-8(Sun) (??)     --MJ	(Ne-machi, Ryugasaki) Cherry blossomes in Han'nya-in temple
 2018 Apr.7(Sat)-8(Sun) (??)     -SMJ	(Asunaro no Sato park, Joso) Cherry blossoms of Asunaro-no-sato park
 2018 Apr.7(Sat)-8(Sun) (??) 12:00-RSTJ	(Hitachi) "Furyu-mono" demonstration of mechanical marionette
 2018 Apr.8(Sun)                 -	 Flower feast for Buddha's birthday (at almost all buddhism temples)
 2018 Apr.8(Sun)                 --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Anniversary feast of Kabasan shrine and Kabasan-Saenazumi shrine
 2018 Apr.8(Sun)                 --TJ	(Shiio, Sakuragawa) Ceremonial exhibition of the Yakushi Buddha statue at Yakuo-in temple
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) (??) 10:00-     --MJ	(Sawabe, Tsuchiura) Japanese archery at Hie-jinja shrine
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) (??) 10:00-14:30-SMJ	(Akeno) Cherry blossom festival (events for/by forigners in Tsukuba area)
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) (??) 10:00-15:00-MSJ	(Sanuma, Shimotsuma) Cherry blossom festival around the lake Sanuma
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) (??) 10:00-16:00-STJ	(Higuchi, Chikusei) Old fortune telling mass with splashing water at Rai-jinja shrine (11:00-14:00 Kagura dance, 15:00 fortune telling mass)
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) (??) 11:00-12:00RSTJ	(Motoki-Amabiki, Sakuragawa) Demonstration of "Madara" demons' ceremony at Amabiki Kan'non temple (one of the funnyest feasts of Kanto)
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) (??) 13:00-16:00-STJ	(Koga) Daidai-kagura celemonial dance at Suzume-jinja shrine
 2018 Apr.8(Sun) 10:30-          -STJ	(Ushiku arcadia memorial park, Ushiku) Children's prayer at Ushiku Arcadia (10:30, 13:00)
 2018 Apr.13(Fri)                --TJ	(Ootsukado, Joso) Spring feast of Hitokotonushi-jinja shrine (pottery market, Shishimai-dance)
 2018 Apr.14(Sat)                --TJ	(Hijiya, Shimotsuma) Feast of Hijiya Mameiri Kan'non temple in Hijiya (small local party at noon)
 2018 Apr.14(Sat)-15(Sun)        --TJ	(Isosaki, Ooarai) Daidai Kagura (Mikomai dance)
 2018 Apr.14(Sat)-15(Sun)        RSTJ	(Kamigo, Tsukuba) Spring feast of Kanamura Betsurai shrine (pot plant markets, traditional Kagura music and dance)
 2018 Apr.14(Sat)-15(Sun) (?)    -SMJ	(Higashioka, Tsukuba) Cherry blossom festival at Sakura sports park (flea market)
 2018 Apr.14(Sat)-15(Sun) (??) 12:00-17:00-SMJ	(JRA Miho horse training center, Miho) Opening of JRA Miho horse training center (horse riding, cherry blossomes)
 2018 Apr.14(Sat)-15(Sun) (??) 9:00-17:00--MJ	(Ami) Open of the Kasumigaura base (cherry blossomes)
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) (?)            --TJ	(Takada, Inashiki) Man-do, prayer with lanterns around Takada shrine
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) (?)            --TJ	(Kami-OotaUshiku) Hanami-bayashi, music for flower viewing in Kami-ohta (not maintained)
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) (??) 10:00-17:00-SMJ	(Honjo-machi, Shimotsuma) Tagaya-jidai-matsuri festival (Samurais' procession)(irregular)
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) (??) 9:50-     RSMJ	(Tsuchiura) Kasumigaura marathon race (one of the biggest races in Kanto area)
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) 12:30-16:00    -STJ	(Oguri, Chikusei) Daidai Kagura dance at Oguri Naigai-daijingu shrine
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) 13:00-16:00    -STJ	(Koga) Daidai-kagura celemonial dance at Tsurumine-jinja shrine in Nakata
 2018 Apr.15(Sun) 14:00-16:00    --TJ	(Tsukazaki, Sakai) Shisihmai lion dance in Tsukazaki
 2018 Apr.15(Sun)-16(Mon)        RSTJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) Spring feast at Daiho-Hachiman-gu shrine (traditional musics on 15th)
 2018 Apr.16(Mon)-21(Sat)        -SMJ	(Tsukuba) Many laboratories are opened to public
 2018 Apr.17(Tue)                --TJ	(Kajiuchi, Chikusei) Goma fire mass at Kajiuchi-kan'non temple (no events)
 2018 Apr.19(Thu) (??) 10:00-12:00--TJ	(Someya, Ishioka) Kagura music in Someya Sashino shrine
 2018 Apr.25(Wed)                --TJ	(Chuo-1chome, Tsuchiura) Anniversary feast of Tenmangu shrine in Chuou 1-chome (Calligraphy contest)
 2018 Apr.29(Sun)-5(Sat) 9:00-17:00RSMJ	(Geijutsu no Mori park, Kasama) "Himatsuri," Ceramic market
 2018 May 3(Thu)                 -STJ	(Uenomiya, Daigo) Bonden ceremony on the top of Mt. Yamizo-san
 2018 May 3(Thu) (??) 9:00-16:00 -SMJ	(Ushiku city hall, Ushiku) Carp festival for children (2000 "Koinobori" carp streamers)
 2018 May 4(Fri)-5(Sat)          -STJ	(Tamatsukuri, Namekata) Anniversary feast of Omiya-jinja shrine (Mikoshi parade, some floats in evening)
 2018 May 4(Fri)-5(Sat) (??) 10:00-16:00-SMJ	(Miyayama park, Chikusei) Carp festival for children's growth (open air market)
 2018 May 5(Sat)                 --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Ceremony for avoiding disastrous storm at Kabasan shrine
 2018 May 5(Sat)                 -STJ	(Izumi, Tsukuba) Ceremonial prayer for children at Keiryu-ji temple
 2018 May 5(Sat) 10:00-13:00     --TJ	(Isosaki, Hitachinaka) Shrine maidens dance at Isosaki jinja shrine
 2018 May 5(Sat) 15:00-16:00     -STJ	(Ushiwata, Kasumigaura) "Heisanbo" festival
 2018 May 6(Sun)-7(Mon) (??) 10:00-15:30--MJ	(Doho park, Tsukuba) Green festival (open-air market)
 2018 May 8(Tue)                 --TJ	(Hinosawa, Tsukuba) Prayer to the moon at Tsukiyomi-jinja shrine (closed ceremony)
 2018 May 12(Sat)                -STJ	(Mito) Annicersary feast of Tokiwa shrine
 2018 May 12(Sat)-13(Sun)        -SMJ	(Chuo-koen park, Tsukuba) Tsukuba Festival (the International Exchange Fair on the second day)
 2018 May 13(Sun)                -STJ	(Mito) Parade of Mikoshi portable shrine of Tokiwa shrine
 2018 May 13(Sun) (??) 11:00-15:30-SMJ	(Central Mitsukaido, Joso) Senhime-matsuri (Samurai's procession etc.)
 2018 May 13(Sun) 11:00-16:00    RSTJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Flower feast at Kowatariyama Yakushido (many stands)
 2018 May 13(Sun)-27(Sun) (??)   -SMJ	(Kokaigawa fureai park, Shimotsuma) Kokaigawa river Flower Festival at Kokaigawa Fureai Koen park (Poppy flowers, Several shows and events on sunday)
 2018 May 17(Thu) 11:00-         --TJ	(Shimo-iwasaki, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast at Chikatsu shrine
 2018 May 18(Fri)-20(Sun)        RSTJ	(Tokyo) Asakusa Sanja Matsuri festival (1st day: Daimio procession, 2nd-3rd day: Mikoshi parade)
 2018 May 20(Sun) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Oogata brg., Shimotsuma) Flower festival (many poppies and several events)
 2018 May 20(Sun) 11:00-16:00    RSTJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Flower feast at Kowatariyama Yakushido (many stands)
 2018 May 22(Tue)                RSTJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Flower feast at Kowatariyama Yakushido (many stands)
 2018 May 26(Sat) 9:00-15:00     --MJ	(Fukawa, Tone) Open house of Yanagida (founder of japanese folkrore research) memorial museum
 2018 May 29(Tue) (?)            --TJ	(Kaiharazuka, Ryugasaki) Okodo-bayashi traditional music
 2018 Jun.1(Fri)-2(Sat) (??)     -SMJ	(Tsukuba univ., Hirasuna, Tsukuba) Dormitory festival of Tsukuba Univ.
 2018 Jun.1(Fri)-30(Sat)         -STJ	(Sawara, Chiba pref.) Ayame-maturi Sweet flags festival at Sawara aquatic botanical garden (Events of traditional customs on Sat. and Sun.)
 2018 Jun.1(Fri)-30(Sat)         RSTJ	(Maekawa-Ayame park, Itako) Ayame-maturi Sweet flags festival (Events of traditional customs on Sat. and Sun.)
 2018 Jun.2(Sat)-3(Sun) (??)     -STJ	(Toyooka, Joso) Foundation ceremony of Gugyo-ji temple (Japanese dance, songs, children's parade, fire works, and etc.)
 2018 Jun.3(Sun) (??) 9:30-16:30 -SMJ	(Kitago, Tsukuba) "Festival of Survey and Maps"
 2018 Jun.3(Sun)-17(Sun) (??)    -SMJ	(Shiki no Sato park, Moriya) Ayame-maturi Sweet flags festival (Event on the midst sunday)
 2018 Jun.8(Fri)                 -STJ	(Kami-nemoto, Inashiki) Flower feast for Buddha's birthday at Amida-ji temple
 2018 Jun.9(Sat)-10(Sun) (??)    RST-	(Tokyo) Aniversary feast of Sumida Inari shrine
 2018 Jun.9(Sat)-10(Sun) (??)    RST-	(Tokyo) Torigoe Matsuri feast (biggest portable shrine)
 2018 Jun.16(Sat) (??) 10:00-21:00-SMJ	(Central Itako, Itako) Japanese dance festival (parade of famous traditional dances, demonstration of floats)
 2018 Jun.21(Thu) 10:00-11:30    -STJ	(Shimonomiya, Daigo) Ceremony of rice planting at Chikatsu jinja shrine
 2018 Jun.23(Sat) (??) 10:00-21:00-SMJ	(Central Itako, Itako) Japanese dance festival (parade of famous traditional dances, demonstration of floats)
 2018 Jun.24(Sun) (??)           -STJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) Japanese traditional archery at Daiho-Hachiman shrine
 2018 Jun.28(Thu)                -STJ	(Sakuragawa) Chinowa feast at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Jun.28(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Nakane, Tsukuba) "Dai-han'nya" religional ceremony at Jion-ji temple
 2018 Jun.30(Sat)                --TJ	(Yamao, Sakuragawa) Ceremony of flowing paper dolls Gosho-Komagataki shrine
 2018 Jun.30(Sat)                -STJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) Summer feast at Daiho-Hachiman-gu shrine (Chinowa feast in the evening)
 2018 Jun.30(Sat)-1(Sun) (??)    --TJ	(Onozaki, Tsukuba) Gion feast of Onozaki (Mikoshi parade by children)
 2018 Jul.1(Sun) (?) 10:00-19:00 -SMJ	(Central Ishioka, Ishioka) Summer festa (parade and several floats)
 2018 Jul.1(Sun) 10:00-16:30     --TJ	(Fukawa, Tone) Parade with a big wooden sword at Tokuman-ji temple
 2018 Jul.6(Fri)-8(Sun)          RST-	(Narita, Chiba pref.) Gion feast of Shinsho-ji temple
 2018 Jul.6(Fri)-8(Sun)          RST-	(Tokyo) Market of a morning glory at Kishimojin temple
 2018 Jul.7(Sat)                 --TJ	(Sugaya, Bando) Gion feast in Sugaya (Mikoshi ceremony)
 2018 Jul.8(Sun)-14(Sat)         --TJ	(around Morokawa, Koga) Gion-bayashi music of Sanwa town (in Morokawa and etc.)
 2018 Jul.9(Mon)-10(Tue)         RST-	(Tokyo) Hohzuki market at Senso-ji temple
 2018 Jul.10(Tue)                -STJ	(Shitamachi, Ryugasaki) Open air markets of ground cherries at Ryugasaki Kan'non temple
 2018 Jul.13(Fri) 5:00-11:00     -STJ	(Yashiro-machi, Ryugasaki) Prayer for children at Fuji Sengen shrine (ceremonial climbing of small Mt. Fuji)
 2018 Jul.13(Fri) 6:00-          --TJ	(near east ent. of  Ushiku st., Ushiku) Prayer for babies at Sengen shrine
 2018 Jul.13(Fri)-15(Sun)        RSTJ	(Sawara, Chiba pref.) Gion feast of Sawara (Yasaka shrine) (Biggest feast in Kanto area)
 2018 Jul.14(Sat) (??)           -SMJ	(Matsushiro, Tsukuba) Matsushiro Matsuri, regional feast for children
 2018 Jul.14(Sat)-15(Sun)        --TJ	(Sakasai, Bando) Gion feast in Sakasai (Sashima bayashi)
 2018 Jul.14(Sat)-15(Sun)        --TJ	(Kashiwazaki, Kasumigaura) Gion feast in Kashiwazaki (was known its "Take-kiri" bamboo cutting ceremony)
 2018 Jul.14(Sat)-15(Sun)        --TJ	(Kasurei, Yuki) Gion feast in Kasurei (Hayashi and Mikoshi on the 1st day and last day)
 2018 Jul.14(Sat)-15(Sun)        -STJ	(Katano, Ishioka) Gion feast at Katano Hachiman shrine (traditional music on sunday)
 2018 Jul.14(Sat)-15(Sun) (??) 13:00-21:30RSTJ	(Central Mitsukaido, Joso) Gion feast at of Mitsukaido (many portable shrines)
 2018 Jul.14(Sat)-15(Sun) 18:00-22:00-STJ	(Takasaki, Tsukuba) Gion feast at Yasaka shrine in Takasaki (Hyottoko dance, Karaoke etc.)
 2018 Jul.15(Sun)                --TJ	(Niedo, Yachiyo) Summer festival of Niedo
 2018 Jul.15(Sun)                -STJ	(Uwaso, Ishioka) Gion feast at Uwaso
 2018 Jul.15(Sun) (?)            -STJ	(Oigo, Bando) Gion feast in Oigo Yasaka shrine (first day) (Mikoshi and Sashima bayashi music)
 2018 Jul.15(Sun) (??)           -STJ	(Nishi-ohashi, Tsukuba) Aoba-matsuri (a famous priest Kobo-daishi's birthday)  at Anpuku-ji temple (childrens' budhism dance)
 2018 Jul.15(Sun) 14:00-16:00    --TJ	(Tsukazaki, Sakai) Shisihmai lion dance in Tsukazaki
 2018 Jul.15(Sun)-22(Sun)        -STJ	(Central Yuki, Yuki) Summer festival (Mikoshi parade on the 1st and last day; events in evening of 4th day)
 2018 Jul.15(Sun)-22(Sun)        -STJ	(Yagihashi and Kazuro, Koga) Miyuki feast at Yasaka shrine in Yagihashi and Kazuro (music, two floats on 22nd, 22:00)
 2018 Jul.19(Thu) 10:00-21:00    RSTJ	(Ichinoya, Tsukuba) Garlic mascot markets at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Jul.20(Fri)-21(Sat) (?)    --TJ	(Hanyu, Namekata) Gion feast in Hanyu (traditional Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.20(Fri)-21(Sat) (??) 15:00-22:00-SMJ	(Uchiku-machi, Ushiku) Feast of Yasaka shrine in Ushiku-machi (A float on the second day)
 2018 Jul.20(Fri)-22(Sun) (??)   RSTJ	(Edosaki, Inashiki) Gion feast at Kashima shrine (several floats)
 2018 Jul.20(Fri)-22(Sun) (??)   RSTJ	(Uemachi, Ryugasaki) Tsukumai acrobatic dance on a pole (on Sunday, 17:00 or earlier)(one of the funnyest feasts of Kanto)
 2018 Jul.20(Fri)-22(Sun) (??) 13:00-RSTJ	(Central Tsuchiura, Tsuchiura) Gion feast of Tsuchiura city(many floats in several places(downtown, Takatsu, Kidamari, Nakamura and etc.))
 2018 Jul.20(Fri)-22(Sun) 14:00-22:00-STJ	(Tega, Namekata) Gion feast in Tega (Two floats and Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)                --TJ	(Central Ishioka, Ishioka) Aniversary feast at Aoya shrine
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??)           --TJ	(Kise, Tsukuba) Summer feastival (with "Hayasi" traditional music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??)           --TJ	(Onogoe, Ishioka) Komachi-mando lantern festival
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??)           --TJ	(Nagasao, Kawachi) Gion feast in Nagasao (a float)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??)           -SMJ	(Namiki, Tsukuba) Children's festival of Namiki, regional summer feast
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??)           -STJ	 Gion feast at Isabu (float and Ohayashi music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??) 12:00-20:30-SMJ	(Azuma, Tsukuba) Azuma Matsuri, feast for children and town comunity
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??) 13:00-    --TJ	(Kamizakai, Tsukuba) Gion feast in Kamizakai ("Hyttoko" dance)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??) 17:00-    -STJ	(Koyadai, Tsukuba) Gion feast (Bon-odori dance, Japanese drum concert etc.)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??) 18:00-22:00--TJ	(Takasai, Shimotsuma) Summer festival in Takasai (Mikoshi and Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) (??) 9:30-16:00RSMJ	(AIST, Tsukuba) Open laboratories of AIST (Natl. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) 17:00-22:00    -STJ	(Oda, Tsukuba) Gion feast at Oda (Lion dog dance and Mikoshi parade)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat) 8:00-18:00     --TJ	(Tamatori, Tsukuba) Gion feast of Yasaka shrine (parade of portable shrine)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Shimo-hirooka, Tsukuba) Gion feast at Kashima shrine (Mikoshi, Karaoke, etc.)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Hanamuro, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Yasaka shrine
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Tateno, Tsukuba) Children's Summer feast
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Furuku, Tsukuba) Gion feast
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Uenomuro, Tsukuba) Gion feast at Yasaka shrine (Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Kami-hirooka, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast at Yahata shrine
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Sugaya, Bando) Gion feast in Sugaya (Evening feast)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Chiyoda) Several Gion feasts in Chiyoda town
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Sakae, Tsukuba) Summer feast around Sakae (Sakae, Nakane, Yokomachi and Konda)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   -STJ	(Takehara, Omitama) Awa-awa Gion feast of Takehara shrine (Sacred palenquin goes into a river in the first evening)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   -STJ	(Oigo, Bando) Gion feast in Oigo Yasaka shrine (Sashima bayashi music) (1st day 17:00-, 2nd day -16:00)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   J	 Many Gion feasts are held in Tsuchiura city (Floats, Shishi lion dog, Mikoshi etc.)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??)   J	 Several Gion feasts are held in Akeno town (Floats, Mikoshi etc.)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??) 13:00---TJ	(Shishizuka, Tsuchiura) Gion feast (Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??) 15:00-21:30-STJ	(Central Shimotsuma, Shimotsuma) Gion feasts around Shimotsuma sta.
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??) 15:00-22:00--TJ	(Hirakata, Shimotsuma) Gion feast at Hirakata (Hayashi traditional music)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??) 18:00--STJ	(Nishi-narui, Kasumigaura) Gion feast in Nishi-Narui (demonstration of Hyottoko dance & Kasa Man-do fire ceremony)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) (??) 19:00-21:00-STJ	(Kimijima, Ami) Gion feast at Yasaka shrine in Kimijima (Hyottoko dance)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) 17:00-22:00-STJ	(Yoshinuma, Tsukuba) Gion feast at Yoshinuma (portable shrines)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-22(Sun) 18:00-21:00-STJ	(Hojo, Tsukuba) Gion feast of Hojo (Several floats)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-23(Mon)        -STJ	(Futto, Inashiki) Gion feast in Futto (Mikoshi parade at 20:00- of the 2nd day)
 2018 Jul.21(Sat)-23(Mon) 11:00-22:00-STJ	(Ogawa, Omitama) Gion feast of Ogawa
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Yama, Bando) Gion feast in Yama (traditional Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Kokinu, TsukubaMirai) Gion feast in Kokinu (a float)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Higashioka, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Yasaka shrine
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??)           J	 Several Gion feasts are held in Chiyokawa vil.
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??)           J	 Many Gion feasts are held in Yachiyo town (Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 10:00-18:30-SMJ	(Ushiku-numa Mizube park, Ryugasaki) Tatsukoi-soran dance festival (Yosakoi-soran dance and fireworks)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 13:00-    --TJ	(Oguki, Tsukuba) Gion feast in Okugi (Hyottoko dance)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 18:00-21:00--TJ	(Oosone, Tsukuba) Summer feast (float, portable shrine)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 18:00-21:30-SMJ	(Central Shimotsuma, Shimotsuma) Children's parade with portable shrines
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 9:00-     -STJ	(Kawaguchi 2-chome, Tsuchiura) Aniversary feast of Suijingu shrine (portable shrine)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 9:00-22:00--TJ	(Kuimatsu, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Tsuchima shrine (childrens Hayashi drums)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) (??) 9:00-22:00--TJ	(Kami-ooshima, Tsukuba) Gion feast (float, portable shrine)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) 16:00-21:00    --TJ	(Karima, Tsukuba) Summer festival (Mikoshi parade and traditional music)
 2018 Jul.22(Sun) 18:00-22:00    -STJ	(Kamigo, Tsukuba) Gion feast in Kamigo(central area) (portable shrines, Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.23(Mon) (??) 20:00-21:00-SMJ	(Sakuragawa) Firework feast of Makabe
 2018 Jul.23(Mon)-26(Thu) 13:00- RSTJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Gion feast at Gosho-Komagataki shrine (many floats on 25th and other, Mikoshi parade on the first day and the last day)
 2018 Jul.24(Tue)-25(Wed) (??)   --TJ	(Hama, Namekata) Gion feast in Hama (traditional Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.24(Tue)-25(Wed) 18:00-22:00-STJ	(Central Iwai, Bando) Summer festival of Iwai city
 2018 Jul.25(Wed)                --TJ	(Kokusho, Joso) Summer feast at Kuwahara shrine
 2018 Jul.26(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Takura, Tsukuba) Traditional dancing of "Shishi," religional lions
 2018 Jul.26(Thu) 19:00-         --TJ	(Oota, Ishioka) "Man-do" in Oota (sparkler festival for regional children)
 2018 Jul.26(Thu)-27(Fri)        --TJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Gion feast in Uchimachi (Sacred palenquin)
 2018 Jul.26(Thu)-29(Sun) (??)   RSTJ	(Oomachi, Chikusei) Gion feast of Shimodate (2.5t portable shrine goes into a river in early 28th)
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)                --TJ	(Sugenoya, Tsuchiura) Anniversary feast of Sugenoya Yasaka shrine (traditional Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)                -STJ	(Tatsugi, Tone) Summer feast
 2018 Jul.27(Fri) (?)            -STJ	(Shinozaki, Tsukuba) Gion feast
 2018 Jul.27(Fri) (??)           --TJ	(Imaizumi, Shimotsuma) Ceremony of calling Fudomyo'o's soul at Imaizumi Fudo temple (at night) (the date is uncertain)
 2018 Jul.27(Fri) (??) 19:30-21:00RSMJ	(Hosui brg., Joso) Firework feast
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-28(Sat)        R-TJ	(Kurokoma, Shimotsuma) Anniversary feast at Kurokoma Fudo temple (water bathing ceremony starts at 21:00)
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-28(Sat) (??)   -STJ	(Hitachi-Omiya) Gion feast of Kabuto-jinja shrine
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-28(Sat) (??)   -STJ	(Moriya, Moriya) Gion feast of Moriya town
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-28(Sat) 18:00-22:00-STJ	(Kamigo, Tsukuba) Gion feast in Kamigo(north area) (portable shrines)
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-28(Sat) 18:30-22:00RSTJ	(Imakashima, Tsukuba) Gion feast in Imagashima (Drumming, portable shrines)
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-29(Sun)        RSTJ	(Karasuyama, NasuKarasuyama, Tochigi pref.) Yama-age matsuri, demonstration of many floats
 2018 Jul.27(Fri)-29(Sun) (??) 16:00-21:30-STJ	(Koga) Summer festival of Koga (Mikoshi and floats)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)                RST-	(Tokyo) Firework festival of Sumida-gawa river, Asakusa
 2018 Jul.28(Sat) (?)            -STJ	(Sakuragawa) Tengu (an imaginary monster) feast at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Jul.28(Sat) (??) 13:00-20:00-SMJ	(Amakubo, Tsukuba) Matsumi-yoiyoi-matsuri (Summer festival of Matsumi restaurant area)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat) (??) 17:00-21:00-SMJ	(Chiyokawa) Festival for town community (several floats and mikoshis)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat) (??) 18:00-21:30-STJ	(Central Shimotsuma, Shimotsuma) Parade with portable shrines and floats
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun)        -	 Many Gion feasts are held in southern Ibaraki
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun)        --TJ	(Hatori, Omitama) Festival of Hatori (traditional Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun)        --TJ	(Arajuku, Namekata) Gion feast in Arajuku
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun)        -STJ	(Fukaya, Kasumigaura) Fuji-kiri Gion feast in Fukaya (Fujikiri ceremony at 13:00 of the first day)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Takahama, Ishioka) Gion feast in Takahama (A float)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Izumi, Kasama) Gion feast (a mikoshi and a float)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??)   --TJ	(Kihara, Miho) Gion feast in Kihara (Hayashi music)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??)   J	 Many Gion feasts are held in Tsuchiura city (Floats, Shishi lion dog, Mikoshi etc.)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??)   RSTJ	(Kakioka, Ishioka) Gion feast in Kakioka shrine (floats on the second day)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??) 15:00-18:00-STJ	(Aso, Namekata) Umadashi-sai ceremonial parade of Mikoshi and horses
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??) 16:00-21:00-STJ	(Shimo-Ishizaki, Ibaraki town) Amba feast (Hayashi music is performed on the Hinuma lake in the second evening, 19:00-21:00)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) (??) 18:00-22:00-STJ	(HonIshige, Joso) Gion feast at Yasaka shrine (big portable shrines)
 2018 Jul.28(Sat)-29(Sun) 12:00-21:30RSMJ	(around east ent. of  Ushiku st., Ushiku) Kappa (an imaginary animal in a river) feast (100s of stands and dancing parade during 18:00-20:00)
 2018 Jul.29(Sun)                --TJ	(Tamiya, Tsuchiura) "Tamiya Bayashi" traditional music in Tamiya
 2018 Jul.29(Sun) 7:00-          RSTJ	(Nobukata, Itako) Nobukata-sumo ceremonial Sumo by young children in Nobukata
 2018 Jul.29(Sun)-30(Mon)        --TJ	(Yamada, Kitaura) Gion feast in Yamada (Mikoshi)
 2018 Jul.30(Mon)                -STJ	(Tanaka, Tsukuba) Chinowa (happiness ring) feast at Hie shrine (Several japanese drum performance)
 2018 Jul.30(Mon)-1(Wed) (?)     --TJ	(Minami-Nakatsuma, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Yasaka shrine
 2018 Jul.31(Tue)                --TJ	(Kuramochi, Chikusei) Chinowa (happiness ring) feast at Kumoi-no-miya-sato-tsukuri shrine
 2018 Aug.1(Wed)                 --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Ceremony for starting religional training at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Aug.1(Wed)                 -STJ	(Oonogou, Joso) Anniversary feast of Ohnogoh Tenmangu shrine
 2018 Aug.1(Wed)-3(Fri)          RSTJ	(Central Toride, Toride) Gion feast (big portable shrine parade on the 1st and last day)
 2018 Aug.3(Fri)-5(Sun)          RSMJ	(Mito) Memorial feast for a regional hero Mitsukuni Tokugawa, with parades and fireworks
 2018 Aug.3(Fri)-5(Sun)          RSTJ	(Central Itako, Itako) Gion feast of Itako (many floats)
 2018 Aug.4(Sat)                 --TJ	(Hinosawa, Tsukuba) Feast of Tsukiyomi shrine in Hinosawa (closed ceremony)
 2018 Aug.4(Sat) (??) 11:00-20:00--MJ	(Ono, Tsuchiura) Komachi-Mando festival for children (firework etc.)
 2018 Aug.4(Sat) (??) 16:00-22:00-SMJ	(Yachiyo) Summer festival (Hayashi music etc.)
 2018 Aug.4(Sat) (??) 17:30-19:50-SMJ	(Central Shimotsuma, Shimotsuma) Sen'nin-odori festival (pseudo-traditional japanese popular dance)
 2018 Aug.4(Sat) (??) 19:00-20:20-STJ	(Koga) Firework festival
 2018 Aug.4(Sat) (??) 19:30-21:00RSMJ	(Sanuma, Shimotsuma) Firework feast at Sanuma pond
 2018 Aug.4(Sat) 18:00-22:00     RSTJ	(Kanai-machi, Chikusei) Lantern floating in Gogyo-gawa river
 2018 Aug.4(Sat)-5(Sun) 13:00-21:30RSMJ	(Central Tsuchiura, Tsuchiura) Kirara Matsuri feast (Tanabata feast, floats, fire works and etc.)
 2018 Aug.4(Sat)-5(Sun) 15:00-21:30-SMJ	(Ami, Ami) Mai(My?) Ami Matsuri feast (traditional dancing festival and etc.)
 2018 Aug.5(Sun) (??) 13:00-22:00-SMJ	(Ina) Feast of Ina (demonstration of traditional fireworks? at Ina sports park)
 2018 Aug.5(Sun) (??) 17:00-     -STJ	(Central Mitsukaido, Joso) Parade of portable shrines  the date is quite uncertain 
 2018 Aug.5(Sun) (??) 5:00-18:00 --TJ	(Koga) Akuto-shinden Shishimai lion dogs dance (in the downtown of Koga city)
 2018 Aug.5(Sun) 10:00-21:00     -SMJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Gama (a frog) feast at Tsukuba-san shrine (stande, games etc.)
 2018 Aug.5(Sun) 18:00-21:00     -STJ	(Katakura, Omitama) Aniversary feast of Kotohira-jinja shrine in Katakura
 2018 Aug.5(Sun) 19:30-21:00     RSMJ	(Kawashima, Chikusei) Firework feast in Kawashima
 2018 Aug.9(Thu) 19:00-          -STJ	(Haneki, Kawachi) Kan-non Budha festival in Shofuku-ji temple (stands, music performance)
 2018 Aug.10(Fri)                --TJ	(Izumi, Tsukuba) Ceremony for 46,000 days' prayer at Keiryu-ji temple
 2018 Aug.10(Fri) (??) 19:00-21:00-SMJ	(Central Mitsukaido, Joso) Mitsukaido Ondo dance festival
 2018 Aug.11(Sat)                --TJ	(Hanamuro, Tsukuba) "Yakushi Man-do" fire ceremony at Kakuou-ji temple
 2018 Aug.11(Sat)                -STJ	(Central Yuki, Yuki) Bon-odori dance festival
 2018 Aug.11(Sat) (??)           -SMJ	(Center, Tsukuba) Street dance festival
 2018 Aug.11(Sat) (??) 19:00-20:30RSTJ	(Toride Ryokuchi-undo koen park, Toride) “Toride-Tonegawa Hanabi taikai” Firework festival
 2018 Aug.11(Sat)-12(Sun) (??) 18:00-21:00-SMJ	(Higashi-midorino, Ushiku) Bon-odori traditinal dance feast at Higashi-Midorino
 2018 Aug.12(Sun) (??) 19:00-21:00--TJ	(Saiki, Tsukuba) Bon-odori dance feast
 2018 Aug.13(Mon) 15:00-17:30    --TJ	(Kami-Sasagi, Tsukuba) Bon-Tsuna Children's parade with straw dragon (Buddhism cereony)
 2018 Aug.13(Mon) 17:00-20:00    --TJ	(Kaname, Tsukuba) Wara-hebi Children's pareade with straw dragon in Sakkabe (Buddhism ceremony)
 2018 Aug.13(Mon) 17:00-20:00    --TJ	(Kuribara, Tsukuba) Bon-Tsuna Children's pareade with big straw snake (Buddhism ceremony) (in Daitsubo, Inuijima and Nakatsubo in Kurihara)
 2018 Aug.13(Mon)-15(Wed) (??) 18:30-21:00-SMJ	(Tou-no-Komichi street., Kasama) Lantern festival (lanterns along a street. Concert etc.)
 2018 Aug.14(Tue) (??) 18:00-    --TJ	(Tegomaru, Tsukuba) Bonodori traditional dance for the dead
 2018 Aug.14(Tue) 18:00-21:00    --TJ	(Ishige, Joso) Night prayer of the Bon festival at Saifuku-ji temple (prayer by many families in the cemetery)
 2018 Aug.15(Wed)                -	 The 'Bon' festival (at almost all buddhism temples)
 2018 Aug.15(Wed)                --TJ	(Tagu, Ushiku) 田宮山薬師寺の盆綱
 2018 Aug.15(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Kakioka, Ishioka) Demonstration of mechanical marionette in Kakioka
 2018 Aug.15(Wed) (??) 18:00-21:00--TJ	(Mase, Tsukuba) Bon-odoi in Mase
 2018 Aug.15(Wed) 17:30-         RSTJ	(Ushiku arcadia memorial park, Ushiku) Man-do religional fire ceremony at Ushiku Arcadia (Light-up'ed world bigest Buddha statue, fireworks)
 2018 Aug.15(Wed) 19:30-22:00    -STJ	(Ishige, Joso) Masakado Matsuri festival (Traditional dance)
 2018 Aug.15(Wed) 20:00-         RSTJ	(Oohatake, Tsuchiura) "Karakasa Man-do (a big parasol with fireworks)" feast at Washi shrine
 2018 Aug.15(Wed) 8:30-15:00     R-TJ	(Maie, Ishioka) Mitama odori Budhism dance for prayer in Maie
 2018 Aug.15(Wed)-16(Thu) 19:00-21:00-SMJ	(Chikusei) Traditional "Bon-odori" dance feast for everyone
 2018 Aug.16(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Ayumizaki, Kasumigaura) Aniversary mass of Ayumizaki Kan'non temple
 2018 Aug.16(Thu) (??) 18:00-19:30--TJ	(Oi, Tsukuba) Bon-odoi in Oi
 2018 Aug.16(Thu) (??) 18:30-21:00-STJ	(Kamegahashi brg., Kasama) Festival of Kasama (Floating lanterns on a river)
 2018 Aug.16(Thu) 10:00-21:00    -SMJ	(Ayumizaki, Kasumigaura) Ayumi Matsuri town festival (boat race, firework, music and etc.)
 2018 Aug.16(Thu) 6:00-12:00     -STJ	(HonSodo, Shimotsuma) Wakuguri Ceremony of happiness ring at Muneto shrine (Kagura music and dance)
 2018 Aug.17(Fri)                --TJ	(Kuribara, Tsukuba) "Dai-han'nya" religional ceremony at Hokuto-ji temple
 2018 Aug.18(Sat)                --TJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) "Man-do" religional fire ceremony at Oomido temple
 2018 Aug.18(Sat) (??) 16:00-20:00--TJ	(Onogawa, Tsukuba) Bon-odori dance
 2018 Aug.18(Sat) (??) 16:00-21:00-SMJ	(Kakioka, Ishioka) Summer festival in Kakioka
 2018 Aug.18(Sat) (??) 18:00-21:30-SMJ	(Sakae-bashi brg.,Tone) Firework festival (Bon-odori dance etc.)
 2018 Aug.18(Sat) (??) 18:30-21:00-SMJ	(around Kasama-Inari shrine, Kasama) Festival of Kasama (Floats and Mikoshi)
 2018 Aug.18(Sat)-19(Sun) (??)   -SMJ	(Namiki, Tsuchiura) Feast of Hachiman-jinja shrine (floats on the last night)
 2018 Aug.18(Sat)-19(Sun) (??) 10:00--SMJ	(around Banpaku-Kinen-Koen st., Tsukuba) Tsukuba-Style summer festa (Takigi-no on the first day)
 2018 Aug.18(Sat)-19(Sun) (??) 10:00--SMJ	(Center, Tsukuba) Summer festa (Bonodori dance, ceramic pottery market)
 2018 Aug.18(Sat)-19(Sun) (??) 16:00-20:30-SMJ	(Katsuta, Hitachinaka) Festival of Hitachinaka (firework, Samurai parade, and etc.)
 2018 Aug.19(Sun) (?)            --TJ	(Ojima, Shimotsuma) Mando fire feast at Ojima Kan'non-do temple
 2018 Aug.19(Sun) (??) 11:30-    RSMJ	(front of Tsuchiura st., Tsuchiura) Several events in and around Urara build.
 2018 Aug.19(Sun) (??) 15:00-20:30--MJ	(Sasagi, Tsukuba) Summer festival at Sasagi-Minami shrine (Karaoke etc.)
 2018 Aug.21(Tue) 14:00-         --TJ	(Mita, Shimotsuma) 大施餓鬼法要 at Mitsuzoin temple
 2018 Aug.21(Tue) 18:30-21:00    -STJ	(Imakashima, Tsukuba) Lantern festival of Hohdo-in temple (Bon-odori dance, Hayashi music etc.)
 2018 Aug.22(Wed)                --TJ	(Nishi-maruyama, TsukubaMirai) Summer festival in Nishi-maruyama (Hayashi music)
 2018 Aug.22(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Shimo-baba, Ogawa) Shimo-baba-bayashi music
 2018 Aug.23(Thu) (??) 18:00-21:00-STJ	(Tsuchiura) Bon-odori dance festival in the Kasumigaura base
 2018 Aug.23(Thu) 19:00-20:30    --TJ	(Obari, TsukubaMirai) Kurikomi firework parade (Eve of "Tsunabi")
 2018 Aug.24(Fri)                --TJ	(Tegomaru, Tsukuba) Urabon-e, lanterns for the dead
 2018 Aug.24(Fri)                --TJ	(Mase, Tsukuba) Man-do lantern ceremony at Toko-ji temple
 2018 Aug.24(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(Ooiwata, Tsuchiura) Children's sumo wrestling at Atago shrine in Ooiwata
 2018 Aug.24(Fri) (?) 16:30-21:00-SMJ	(Takatsu, Chikusei) Sunflower festival at "Hana-to-Yasuragi-no-Sato" park (dance, fireworks)
 2018 Aug.24(Fri) (??)           --TJ	(Enokiuchi, Tsukuba) Man-do lantern and candle ceremony
 2018 Aug.24(Fri) (??)           --TJ	(Fukudatsubo, Tsukuba) Jizo-son festival (Karaoke etc.)
 2018 Aug.24(Fri) 19:00-21:00    RSTJ	(Obari, TsukubaMirai) "Tsunabi," demonstration of traditional marionettes and fireworks
 2018 Aug.24(Fri)-26(Sun) (??) 9:00-22:00RSTJ	(Manabe, Tsuchiura) Aniversary feast of Kashima shrine in Manabe (many floats)
 2018 Aug.25(Sat)                --TJ	(Uchiyado, Kitaura) Traditional sumo at Kesonuma-inari shrine
 2018 Aug.25(Sat)                --TJ	(Joso) 東弘寺の開基会永代経法要
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??)           -SMJ	(Ogawa, Omitama) Summer festival of Ogawa (fireworks, Lantern floating etc.)
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Otto-numa park, Tsuchiura) Summer festival at Otto-numa pond
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??) 10:00-21:00-SMJ	(Edosaki athletic park, Inashiki) Inashiki Summer festival (firework from 19:00- )
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??) 11:00-21:00-STJ	(Chiyoda) Festival for town community
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??) 15:00-    -SMJ	(Namiki, Tsukuba) Summer feast
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??) 18:00-22:00-STJ	(Central Shimotsuma, Shimotsuma) Parade with portable shrines and floats
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) (??) 19:00-    --TJ	(Kami-takatsu, Tsuchiura) Bon-odori in Kami-Takatsu
 2018 Aug.25(Sat) 19:00-21:00    RSTJ	(Takaoka, Ina) "Tsunabi," demonstration of traditional marionettes and fireworks
 2018 Aug.25(Sat)-26(Sun) (??)   -SMJ	(Central Oarai, Oarai) Hassaku festival of Oarai (two floats and many event for town comunity)
 2018 Aug.25(Sat)-26(Sun) (??)   RSMJ	(Center area, Tsukuba) "Matsuri Tsukuba," a feast of the science city
 2018 Aug.25(Sat)-26(Sun) (??) 19:00-22:00-SMJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Evening Festival (Stone illuminations, traditional music, etc.)
 2018 Aug.26(Sun)                -STJ	(around Iwama st., Kasama) Summer festival (at Iwama sta., several traditional musics and dance)
 2018 Aug.26(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Edosaki Nishi-machi, Inashiki) Dainichi-sai lantern festival
 2018 Aug.26(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Uchi-moriya, Joso) Shishi-mai dance in Naganoiri
 2018 Aug.26(Sun) (??) 10:30-21:00-SMJ	(Sekijo) Dosukoi pear Sumo festival (Sumo and various events including dance, music etc.)
 2018 Aug.26(Sun) (??) 15:00-20:00-SMJ	(Tamari, Omitama) Tamari “Majin” festival (Mikoshi, Mikomai dance, Hayashi music etc.)
 2018 Aug.26(Sun) 8:30-21:00     -SMJ	(Hasaki) Kirasse festival (Dance, Mikoshi parade, firework etc.)
 2018 Aug.26(Sun)-28(Tue)        RSTJ	(Central Hokota, Hokota) Summer festival of Hoko-jinja shrine (Floats etc.)
 2018 Aug.28(Tue)                --TJ	(Kami-ohshima, Tsukuba) "Man-do" lantern feast at Ichijou-in temple
 2018 Aug.31(Fri) (??) 13:00-16:00-STJ	(Takezono park, Tsukuba) Demonstration by invited Sumo wrestlers of Oozumofor children
 2018 Aug.31(Fri) 18:00-19:30    R-TJ	(Yamao, Sakuragawa) Kattate-matsuri hill climbing with torch at Gosho-Komagataki shrine
 2018 Sep.1(Sat) (??) 16:00-21:00-STJ	(Central Ryugasaki, Ryugasaki) RYU-topia festival for town community (Samba parade and Bonodori dance)
 2018 Sep.1(Sat) 10:00-21:00     RSTJ	(Kyuchu, Kashima) Autumn feast of Kashima-jingu shrine (10:00- floats, 16:00- lantern festival)
 2018 Sep.1(Sat) 13:00-14:00     --TJ	(Edosaki, Inashiki) Anniversary feast of Kashima-jinja shrine (Child Sumo)
 2018 Sep.2(Sun) 14:00-          --TJ	(Manaka, Sakuragawa) Sasara Three shishi (lion dogs) dance in Manaka
 2018 Sep.3(Mon) 8:00-15:00      --TJ	(Higashi-nodera, Kasumigaura) Anniversary feast of Koyasu shrine (traditional "Kagura" shintoism dance)
 2018 Sep.5(Wed) (?)             --TJ	(Kawaguchi 2chome, Tsuchiura) Aniversary feast at Suitengu shrine
 2018 Sep.5(Wed) 10:30-          -STJ	(Mt. Kabasan, Sakuragawa) Big "Kiseru (a tobacco pipe)" ceremonial parade at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Sep.8(Sat) (??) 18:30-21:00-STJ	(Amaboki, Kukizaki) "Man-do" festival (fireworks and stands)
 2018 Sep.8(Sat)-9(Sun) (??)     -	 Athletic meeting at many schools in Tsukuba city
 2018 Sep.8(Sat)-9(Sun) (??) 18:00-20:00--TJ	(Central Ishioka, Ishioka) Demonstration of floats for the coming Soja-gu anniversary festival
 2018 Sep.9(Sun) (?)             --TJ	(Kise, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Sep.9(Sun) (??) 19:00-20:30-STJ	(Hakke, Tsukuba) "Ryusui Man-do" traditional rockets at Kan'non-ji temple
 2018 Sep.9(Sun) (??) 8:50-10:00 --TJ	(Takasaki, Tsukuba) Garagara-sendo feast at Yasaka shrine (Children hit buddhism statues)
 2018 Sep.12(Wed)                --TJ	(Kise, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast at Mikazuki shrine (traditional "Hayasi" music ?)
 2018 Sep.12(Wed) 19:00-20:00    RSTJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) "Tabanka" fire feast at Daiho-Hachiman-gu shrine (1st)(fire ceremony)
 2018 Sep.13(Thu)                RSTJ	(Ootsukado, Joso) Firework feast at Hitokoto-nushi shrine (traditional marionettes and fireworks from 20:30, 100s of stands)
 2018 Sep.13(Thu) 19:00-19:30    R-TJ	(Teshirogi, Tsukuba) Fire ceremony at Oowashi shrine
 2018 Sep.14(Fri) 19:00-20:00    RSTJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) "Tabanka" fire feast at Daiho-Hachiman-gu shrine (2nd)(fire ceremony)
 2018 Sep.15(Sat)                RSTJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) Aniversary feast at Daiho-Hachiman-gu shrine (1st day; 11:00 traditional musics, 14:00 children parade, and 19:00 religional ceremony of a one eyed daemon)
 2018 Sep.15(Sat) (?)            --TJ	(Yoshinuma, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Hachiman shrine
 2018 Sep.15(Sat) (?) 10:30-17:00-SMJ	(Takezono, Tsukuba) Nebuta float festival at Takezono shopping center
 2018 Sep.15(Sat) 13:00-21:30    RSTJ	(Central Ishioka, Ishioka) Anniversary feast of Souja shrine (1st day)(biggest feast in Kanto area)
 2018 Sep.16(Sun)                -STJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) Aniversary feast at Daiho-Hachiman-gu shrine (2nd day)
 2018 Sep.16(Sun) (??) 10:30-20:30-STJ	(Kurakake, Tsukuba) Mando lantern festival at Jokoji temple
 2018 Sep.16(Sun) 13:00-21:30    RSTJ	(Central Ishioka, Ishioka) Anniversary feast of Souja shrine (2nd da)(biggest feast in Kanto area)
 2018 Sep.17(Mon) 13:00-21:30    RSTJ	(Central Ishioka, Ishioka) Anniversary feast of Souja shrine (last day)(biggest feast in Kanto area)
 2018 Sep.19(Wed)                --TJ	(Katsura, Ushiku) Dango-nenbutsu Buddhism prayer in Katsura (local traddition)
 2018 Sep.19(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Oo, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Sep.19(Wed) (?)            -STJ	(Kimijima, Ami) Hyottoko dance in Kimijima
 2018 Sep.22(Sat) (?) 18:30-20:00RSMJ	(Oda, Tsukuba) Firework feast of Tsukuba city
 2018 Sep.23(Sun) (?)            --TJ	(Tanaka, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Hie shrine
 2018 Sep.23(Sun) (??) 11:00-13:00--TJ	(Kami-Sasagi, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Tenjinsha shrine (Ohsugi-bayashi music)
 2018 Sep.23(Sun) (??) 13:00-17:00-STJ	(Moriya) International Communication festa (?)
 2018 Sep.23(Sun) (??) 17:00-20:00-STJ	(Oowatado, Yachiyo) Kagura matsuri autumn festival at Junisho-jinja shrine (a float and a Mikoshi)
 2018 Sep.23(Sun) 10:00-12:00    --TJ	(Fukawa, Tone) Children's Sumo at Kotohira-jinja shrine
 2018 Sep.23(Sun)-24(Mon) 19:00-22:00RSTJ	(Kakioka, Ishioka) "Kagura" traditional dance and music at Kakioka Hachiman shrine
 2018 Sep.24(Mon)                --TJ	(Shinozaki, Tsukuba) Ponpon-tsuki local praying parade of children
 2018 Sep.24(Mon)                --TJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Ceremony for Jizo Bodhisattva at Chotoku-ji temple
 2018 Sep.24(Mon)                --TJ	(Omonoi, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast at Hachiman shrine
 2018 Sep.24(Mon)                -STJ	(Oguki, Tsukuba) Mando (Fireworks)
 2018 Sep.24(Mon)                -STJ	(Tokizaki, Inashiki) Yudate prayer with splashing hot water at Hachiman shrine
 2018 Sep.24(Mon) (?)            --TJ	(Shinozaki, Tsukuba) Mando for watching the full moon
 2018 Sep.25(Tue) (?)            --TJ	(Maeno, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Akagi shrine
 2018 Sep.30(Sun) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(One of local public halls in Tsukuba city) Joint recital of amateur singers, dancers and music players in Tsukuba city
 2018 Oct.6(Sat) (??)            --TJ	(Inari, Chikusei) Shimenawa festival at Inari (200kg big sacred straw festoon)
 2018 Oct.6(Sat) (??) 10:00-15:30-SMJ	(Doho park, Tsukuba) Green festival (open-air market)
 2018 Oct.6(Sat) 18:00-          RSMJ	(along Sakuragawa riv., Tsuchiura) Tsuchiura all Japan firework contest (biggest firework contest in Japan)
 2018 Oct.6(Sat)-7(Sun) (??) 10:00-16:00-SM-	(Kasuga, Tsukuba) Campus festival of Tukuba College of Technology (視覚部)
 2018 Oct.6(Sat)-7(Sun) (??) 10:00-16:00-SMJ	(not fixed) Memorial event for growth of Ibaraki pref. (events for town comunity, traditional musics, etc.)
 2018 Oct.6(Sat)-8(Mon)          -SMJ	(Tsukuba univ., Tsukuba) Campus festival of Tsukuba Univ.
 2018 Oct.6(Sat)-8(Mon) (??)     --TJ	(Ushibori, Itako) Anniversary feast of Mikumano-jinja shrine (two floats and traditional dance)
 2018 Oct.6(Sat)-8(Mon) (??)     -SMJ	(Kougei-no-oka park, Kasama) Ceramic and Stone festival
 2018 Oct.7(Sun)                 --TJ	(Shimo-iwasaki, Tsukuba) 千勝神社講社大祭
 2018 Oct.7(Sun) (??)            -STJ	(Kokufu, Ishioka) Aniversary feast of Kotohira shrine
 2018 Oct.7(Sun) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Ono, Tsuchiura) Autumun Agricultural festival of Komachi-Fureai-Hiroba park
 2018 Oct.7(Sun) (??) 10:30-18:00-SMJ	(Sakasai Joseki park, Bando) Festival for town community at Sakasai-Joseki park
 2018 Oct.7(Sun) (??) 8:00-22:00 --TJ	(Okijuku, Tsuchiura) Autumn festival in Okijuku (a float and Hyottoko dance)
 2018 Oct.7(Sun)-15(Mon) (??) 9:30-18:00-STJ	(Tsuchiura) Open air market of various japanese pottery in Kasumigaura-Sogo-Koen park
 2018 Oct.8(Mon)                 --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Memorial feast for the foundation of Kabasan-Saenazumi shrine
 2018 Oct.8(Mon) (??)            -SMJ	(Daiichi Hitachino park, Kasumigaura) Athletic meeting of Chiyoda town
 2018 Oct.10(Wed)                --TJ	(Yahagi, Tsuchiura) Matobuchi, a ceremonial archery at Kashima shrine in Yahagi
 2018 Oct.10(Wed) (??) 17:00-    --TJ	(Chuo-1chome, Tsuchiura) Anniversary feast of Kotohira-taisha shrine in Chuo-1-chome
 2018 Oct.11(Thu) (??) 18:30-    RSTJ	(Kijo-koen park, Tsuchiura) Takigi-noh (Noh play under torches) in Tsuchiura-jo castle park
 2018 Oct.12(Fri)-14(Sun)        RSTJ	(Sawara, Chiba pref.) Autumn feast of Sawara (Suwa shrine)(biggest feast in Kanto area)
 2018 Oct.12(Fri)-14(Sun) (??) 10:00-22:00-STJ	(Mito) Anniversary festival of Yoshida-jinja shrine (floats etc.)
 2018 Oct.13(Sat) (??)           --TJ	(Uchi-moriya, Joso) Aniversary feast of Katori-jinja in Uchimoriya (Hayashi music and Shishi-mai dance)
 2018 Oct.13(Sat) (??) 12:30-14:30RSTJ	(Mt. Atagoyama, Kasama) Open air night concert of "Gagaku" traditional music at the top of mount Atago (reservation is necessary)
 2018 Oct.13(Sat)-14(Sun)        -STJ	(Hitachi) Demonstration of various japanese folk music and dance at the Civic Center
 2018 Oct.13(Sat)-14(Sun) (??) 9:30--SMJ	(Sowa) Kanto do-mannaka matsuri festival (traditional music on the second day)
 2018 Oct.14(Sun) (??)           -STJ	(Ishige, Joso) Traditioal music festival in central Ishige
 2018 Oct.14(Sun) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Miyayama park, Chikusei) Cosmos flower festival at Miyayama park
 2018 Oct.14(Sun) (??) 18:00-    RSTJ	(Chikusei public hall, Chikusei) Takigi-noh (Noh play under torches) (reservation is necessary)
 2018 Oct.17(Wed)                --TJ	(Hinosawa, Tsukuba) Fortune-telling ceremony at Tsukiyomi shrine in Hinosawa (closed ceremony, the result is hidden for a month)
 2018 Oct.17(Wed)                --TJ	(Kamizakai, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Sugatami shrine
 2018 Oct.19(Fri)                --TJ	(Katano, Ishioka) Performance of "Katano Haika Bayashi" Hyyotoko dance (Anniversaty feast of Katano Hachiman shrine)
 2018 Oct.19(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(Ueno, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Oct.19(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(Bouchi, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Suijinja shrine
 2018 Oct.19(Fri)-22(Mon)        -STJ	(Aso, Namekata) Anniversaly feast of Ohasa-jinja shrine (floats -22:00(Fri night-Sun))
 2018 Oct.20(Sat) (??) 13:30-    --TJ	(Ami) Traditional musics at the Kasumi public hall
 2018 Oct.20(Sat)-21(Sun) (??) 10:00-16:00-SM-	(Ami) Campus festival of 県立医療大学
 2018 Oct.20(Sat)-21(Sun) (??) 10:00-16:00-SMJ	(Kawaguchi, Tsuchiura) Festival for town community
 2018 Oct.21(Sun) (??) 10:30-14:30-SMJ	(Okadaira, Miho) Festival for children to learn ancient culture (at Okadaira shell mound)
 2018 Oct.21(Sun) (??) 12:00-17:00-SMJ	(Hirasawa, Tsukuba) Agricultural festival (modern dance and traditional folk music)
 2018 Oct.21(Sun) (??) 9:00-15:00-SMJ	(Asunaro no Sato park, Joso) Autumn festival at "Asunaro-no-sato" park
 2018 Oct.21(Sun) (??) 9:30-15:30-SMJ	(not fixed) Festival for children to learn traditional culture
 2018 Oct.22(Mon) 22:00-24:00    --TJ	(Tatsugi, Tone) Aniversary feast of Komo-jinja (torch ceremony in early morning)
 2018 Oct.23(Tue)                --TJ	(Kangori, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kokage shrine
 2018 Oct.24(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Shinmei, Shimotsuma) 神明神社強飯祭り(当屋にて強飯式)
 2018 Oct.25(Thu)                -STJ	(Temman-cho, Joso) Anniversary feast of Mitsukaido-Tenmangu shrine in Tamma-cho (Karaoke etc.)
 2018 Oct.27(Sat) (??) 10:00-15:00-SM-	(Kasuga, Tsukuba) Campus festival of 茨城県立つくば看護専門学校
 2018 Oct.27(Sat) (??) 9:00-14:00-SMJ	(Niihari) Festival for town community
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun)        -SMJ	(Azuma, Tsukuba) Campus festival of Tsukuba Gakuin Univ.
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (?) 9:00--SMJ	(Tamatsukuri, Namekata) Festival for town community
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??)   -SM-	(Amakubo, Tsukuba) Campus festival of Tukuba College of Technology (聴覚部)
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??)   -SM-	(Tomobe Junior high scool, Kasama) Festival for town community
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??)   -SM-	(Tsukuba univ., Tsukuba) Campus festival of 筑波大学医療技術短期大学部
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??)   -SMJ	(Ooshimizu-koen park, Tsukuba) Festival for town community (market)
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??)   -STJ	(Aba, Inashiki) "Amba bayashi" traditional music at Oosugi shrine (14:00-16:00 Ceremonial dance; 18:00- A float and music )
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??) 10:00--SMJ	(Kasumigaura) Festival for town community
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??) 9:00-16:00-SMJ	(Kan'non-dai, Tsukuba) Festival of agriculture and forestry laboratories complex
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) (??) 9:45-15:00-SMJ	(Sanuma, Shimotsuma) Autumn feastival at Sanuma Sun Beach park
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Central Yuki, Yuki) Festival for town community (Mikoshi and hayashi floats parade and etc.)
 2018 Oct.27(Sat)-28(Sun) 10:00-16:00-SM-	(Ami) Campus festival of School of Agriculture, Ibaraki Univ.
 2018 Oct.28(Sun)                --TJ	(Joso) 東弘寺の親鸞報恩講法要
 2018 Oct.28(Sun) (?) 10:00-16:00-SMJ	(not fixed) Lawel Ibaraki festival of welfare for Labors
 2018 Oct.28(Sun) (??) 17:00-    -SMJ	(Central Itako, Itako) Moon watching festival (Hayashi music and dance)
 2018 Oct.28(Sun) (??) 9:00-15:40-SMJ	(Kakioka, Ishioka) "Kakioka" castle festival (traditional music etc.)
 2018 Oct.29(Mon) 18:00-         --TJ	(Tanaka, Tsukuba) Ceremony of "Yabusame," a traditional archery at Hie shrine (around 18:00-18:30)
 2018 Oct.31(Wed)                --TJ	(Hinosawa, Tsukuba) Prayer to the moon at Tsukiyomi-jinja shrine (closed ceremony)
 2018 Nov.1(Thu)                 RST-	(Tokyo) 1st Tori-no-ichi market at Ootori shrine
 2018 Nov.1(Thu)                 RSTJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Autumn feast at Tsukuba-san shrine (parade of a portable shrine to the top of the mountain)
 2018 Nov.1(Thu)                 RSTJ	(Fuchigashira, Joso) Tori-no-ichi market (evening, -20:30)
 2018 Nov.1(Thu) (?)             --TJ	(Sakae, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Shinmei shrine
 2018 Nov.1(Thu) (?)             --TJ	(Teshirogi, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Oowashi shrine
 2018 Nov.1(Thu)-4(Sun) (??) 9:00-16:00-SMJ	(Geijutsu no Mori park, Kasama) Ceramic and Stone festival
 2018 Nov.2(Fri)-3(Sat) (??)     -SMJ	(Several Public Halls, Tsukuba) Festival for town comunity (Various events)
 2018 Nov.2(Fri)-4(Sun) (??)     -SMJ	(Edosaki, Inashiki) Festival for town comunity
 2018 Nov.2(Fri)-4(Sun) (??)     RSTJ	(around Iwama st., Kasama) Aniversary feast of Rokusho shrine (several floats, parade of portable shrine)
 2018 Nov.3(Sat)                 -SMJ	(Akeno) Festival for town comunity
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) (?)             --TJ	(Shimada-machi, Ushiku) Aniversary feast of Kahima shrine
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) (??) 9:00-15:00 -SMJ	(Yawara) Festival for town community (traditional music in a.m. etc.)
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) 10:00-          RSTJ	(Kasama, Kasama) Traditional Archery at Kasama-Inari shrine (at 10:00 and 14:00)
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) 12:00-14:30     R-TJ	(Negoya, Ishioka) Demonstration of "Jakamokojan" religional dances
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) 8:45-15:30      -SMJ	(Daiichi Hitachino park, Kasumigaura) Festival for town community (Cooking with big pan of 2.2 meter in diameter)
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) 9:00-15:00      -SMJ	(Ina) Festival for town community (Commerce and Industry)
 2018 Nov.3(Sat) 9:00-16:00      -SMJ	(Ushiku city hall, Ushiku) Waiwai matsuri festival for town community (open air market)
 2018 Nov.3(Sat)-4(Sun) (??) 9:00-16:00-SMJ	(Ishige) Festival for town community
 2018 Nov.3(Sat)-5(Mon) (??) 11:30-17:00-STJ	(Shimotsuma) Demonstration of traditional music at public hall
 2018 Nov.4(Sun) (?) 13:00-17:30 -SMJ	(Mito) Samurai parade for memory of Mito-komon and Tokugawa Yoshinobu (the last Shogun)
 2018 Nov.4(Sun) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Festival for town community
 2018 Nov.4(Sun) (??) 9:00-15:00 --MJ	(Tsuchiura) Festival of "Ichi-chu" area public hall (Demonstration of Hayashi music and dance)
 2018 Nov.4(Sun) (??) 9:00-15:00 -SMJ	(Ina) Festival for town community (Cultural)
 2018 Nov.4(Sun) (??) 9:30-14:30 -SMJ	(Uchihara, Mito) Festival for town community
 2018 Nov.5(Mon)                 --TJ	(Misaka-machi, Joso) Aniversary feast of Yasaka shrine in 三坂(Misaka?)-machi
 2018 Nov.5(Mon) (?)             --TJ	(Toozaki-cho, Tsuchiura) Autumn feast at Washi shrine (Sumo wrestling?)
 2018 Nov.5(Mon) (??) 10:00-15:30-SMJ	(Honjo-machi, Shimotsuma) Tagaya-jidai-matsuri festival (Samurais' procession)(irregular)
 2018 Nov.6(Tue)                 --TJ	(Tanaka 2chome, Tsuchiura) Autumn feast at Tanaka Hachiman shrine
 2018 Nov.6(Tue) (?)             -STJ	(Uenomiya, Daigo) Bonden ceremony on the top of Mt. Yamizo-san
 2018 Nov.10(Sat)                --TJ	(Saiki, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Saiki shrine
 2018 Nov.10(Sat) 11:00-13:00    --TJ	(Shimo-Sasagi, Tsukuba) Autumn feast at Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.10(Sat)-11(Sun) (??) 9:15---MJ	(Tsuchiura) Festival of "Yon-chu" area public hall (Demonstration of local Osugi-bayashi musig)
 2018 Nov.10(Sat)-12(Mon) (??) 9:00-17:00-SMJ	(Sekijo) Festival for town community
 2018 Nov.11(Sun) (??) 12:30-15:00-STJ	(Oguri, Chikusei) Daidai Kagura dance at Oguri Naige-daijingu shrine
 2018 Nov.11(Sun) (??) 13:00-16:00-STJ	(Soja, Ishioka) Demonstration of Ishioka bayashi music at the public hall
 2018 Nov.11(Sun) 11:00-16:00    RSMJ	(Central Iwai, Bando) Festival of regional hero Masakado (Parade of Samurai etc.)
 2018 Nov.12(Mon) (?)            --TJ	(Toozaki-cho, Tsuchiura) Sumo wrestling at Washi shrine
 2018 Nov.13(Tue)                RST-	(Tokyo) 2nd Tori-no-ichi market at Ootori shrine
 2018 Nov.14(Wed) 12:00-         --TJ	(Toyoda, Joso) Doronko (muddy) Matsuri of Abe shrine (big lion doll)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -	 Shichi-go-san, the festive day for cerebration of children's growth (at almost all shrines)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                --TJ	(Kokusho, Joso) Aniversary feast of Kuwahara shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                --TJ	(Furudate, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                --TJ	(Oogata, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Ootsukado, Joso) Shichi-go-san (Hitokoto-nushi shrine)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Motoki-Amabiki, Sakuragawa) Shichi-go-san (Amabiki Kan'non temple)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Yamao, Sakuragawa) Aniversary feast of Gosho-Komagataki shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Izumi, Tsukuba) Shichi-go-san (Keiryu-ji temple in Izumi)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Oonogou, Joso) Shichi-go-san (Ohnogoh tenmangu shrine)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Daiho, Shimotsuma) Shichi-go-san (Daihou-Hachiman-gu shrine)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Shichi-go-san (Tsukuba-san shrine)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Sawabe, Tsuchiura) Himo-toke feast at Hie shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu)                -STJ	(Itabashi, TsukubaMirai) Shichi-go-san (Itabashi-Fudouin temple)
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Oosone, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Shinozaki, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Onanuma, Koga) Shisihmai lion dance in Onanuma
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Oosuna, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Hachiman shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) (?)            -STJ	(Tamiya, Tsuchiura) "Tamiya Bayashi" traditional music at Tamiya Kajinomiya shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) (?) 10:00-     --TJ	(Fukuro, Yachiyo) Amazake alchol ceremony at Hakusan-jinja shrine
 2018 Nov.15(Thu) 14:00-16:00    --TJ	(Tsukazaki, Sakai) Shisihmai lion dance in Tsukazaki
 2018 Nov.17(Sat)-18(Sun)        -STJ	(Joso) Contest of local folk song "Shinoyama Kobiki-uta"
 2018 Nov.17(Sat)-18(Sun) (??) 10:00-17:30-SMJ	(Center area, Tsukuba) Market of "Kasama-yaki" ceramics
 2018 Nov.18(Sun) (??)           --TJ	(Takasuka, Tsukuba) Autumun festival of Sanko-Inari-jinja shrine (Hyottoko dance)
 2018 Nov.18(Sun) (??) 11:30-12:00--TJ	(Kurogo, Chikusei) Children's Budhism ceremonial parade at Senmyo-ji temple in Kurogo
 2018 Nov.18(Sun) (??) 8:45-12:30--MJ	(Sanuma, Shimotsuma) Half Marathon race around Sanuma pond
 2018 Nov.18(Sun) 10:00-16:00    --TJ	(Oou, Itako) Mikomai Shintoism ceremonial dance by a girl at Ohu-jinja shrine (ceremony starts at 13:00)
 2018 Nov.19(Mon) (?)            --TJ	(Sugama, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Kumano shrine
 2018 Nov.20(Tue)                --TJ	(Sawabe, Tsuchiura) Thanksgiving ceremony at Hie shrine
 2018 Nov.20(Tue) (?)            --TJ	(Kami-hirooka, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast at Yahata shrine
 2018 Nov.21(Wed)                --TJ	(Ichinoya, Tsukuba) Thanksgiving ceremony at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Nov.22(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Thanksgiving ceremony at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Nisi-manabeTsuchiura) Anniversary feast of Shin'en-ji temple in Nishi-Manabe
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Takasai, Shimotsuma) Anniversary feast of Takasai shrine
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Aonuma, Namekata) 春日神社のどぶろく神事
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Onabake, Ushiku) Autumn feast at Onabake shrine (No events)
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Uwado, Itako) Shishimai three lion dogs dance at Wado
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Manabe, Tsuchiura) Autumn feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                --TJ	(Tanaka, Tsukuba) Thanksgiving ceremony at Hie shrine
 2018 Nov.23(Fri)                RSTJ	(Kamigo, Tsukuba) Autumn feast of Kanamura Betsurai shrine (pot plant markets, traditional Kagura shintoism dance)
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(Shimo-hiratsuka, Tsukuba) Thanksgiving feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(Kamizakai, Tsukuba) Thanksgiving feast of Sugatami shrine
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) (??) 10:00-15:00-SMJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Demonstration of Minyo songs and dance
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) (??) 11:00-15:00-SMJ	(Central Ryugasaki, Ryugasaki) Igappe matsuri, festival for town community
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) 11:00-         -STJ	(Motoki-Amabiki, Sakuragawa) Fire mass at Amabiki Kan'non temple
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) 12:00-16:00    -STJ	(Yagihashi, Koga) Iwato kagura shintoism dance in Yagihashi
 2018 Nov.23(Fri) 13:00-16:00    R-TJ	(Sekimoto, Chikusei) Daidai-kagura shintoism dance of Sekimoto shrine
 2018 Nov.24(Sat) (?)            --TJ	(Oo, Tsukuba) Autumn feast at Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.24(Sat) (??) 10:30-    --TJ	(Shimo-Takatsu, Tsuchiura) Autumn feast of Atago shrine in Shimotakatsu
 2018 Nov.24(Sat) (??) 13:00-    RSMJ	(Akeno-public hall, Chikusei) “Ibaraki Taiko Matsuri” stage performance of many Taiko players groups
 2018 Nov.24(Sat) 13:00-16:30    --TJ	(Notsume, Yachiyo) Daidai-kagura shintoism dance at Notsumi Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.24(Sat)-25(Sun) (??) 12:00-22:00-STJ	(Ami, Ami) Tori-no-ichi open air market at Ami jinja shrine
 2018 Nov.25(Sun)                RSMJ	(Univ. Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Tsukuba marathon race
 2018 Nov.25(Sun) (??)           -SMJ	(Yachiyo) Demonstraion of Hayashi music at Public hall
 2018 Nov.25(Sun) (??)           -STJ	(Oomachi, Chikusei) Autumn feast of Haguro-jinja shrine
 2018 Nov.25(Sun) (??) 12:30-13:30--TJ	(Shimo-hirooka, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.25(Sun) 10:00-15:00    -STJ	(Fukawa, Tone) Open air market at Tokuman-ji temple
 2018 Nov.28(Wed)                -STJ	(Itabashi, TsukubaMirai) Ceremonial exhibition of Acala statue at Itabshi Fudoson temple (stands)
 2018 Nov.28(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Shibazaki, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Nov.28(Wed) (?)            --TJ	(Uenomuro, Tsukuba) Thanksgiving feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Dec.1(Sat) (?)             --TJ	(Yokomachi, Tsukuba) Autumn feast at Yasaka shrine
 2018 Dec.1(Sat) 18:00-22:00     RSTJ	(Koga) "Chochin Sao-Momi", a festival of battling lanterns
 2018 Dec.2(Sun) 9:00-16:00      -STJ	(Oguri, Chikusei) Oguri-hangan festival (Samurai procession, Kagura music, etc.)
 2018 Dec.3(Mon) 18:00-21:00     RSTJ	(Nogi, Nogi town, Tochigi pref.) Chochin Momi, a festival of battling lanterns (by children) at Nogi shrine
 2018 Dec.5(Wed)                 --TJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Thanksgiving ceremony at Tsukuba-san shrine
 2018 Dec.5(Wed) (?)             --TJ	(Osagoya, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast of Hie shrine
 2018 Dec.8(Sat)                 --TJ	(Shiio, Sakuragawa) The year's last prayer for Yakushi Buddha at Yakuo-in temple
 2018 Dec.8(Sat) (??) 11:00-13:00-SMJ	(Chuo-koen park, Tsukuba) Events held at Sakura-minka-en, japanese old houses
 2018 Dec.9(Sun) (??) 10:30-13:10--MJ	(Mt.Tsukuba, Tsukuba) Tsukuba mountain marathon
 2018 Dec.9(Sun) 11:00-13:00     --TJ	(Hongo, Sakuragawa) Oomeshi ceremony (30 people are made eat up extreamly large bowl of rice) (in Hongo, with comical ceremony)
 2018 Dec.9(Sun) 11:00-13:00     --TJ	(Shimoizumi, Sakuragawa) Oomeshi ceremony (30 people are made eat up extreamly large bowl of rice) (in Shimoizumi)
 2018 Dec.15(Sat)                --TJ	(Katsura, Ushiku) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine in Katsura
 2018 Dec.15(Sat)                --TJ	(Takasuka, Tsukuba) Aniversary feast at Kashima shrine
 2018 Dec.17(Mon)-19(Wed)        RST-	(Tokyo) Hagoita market at Senso-ji temple
 2018 Dec.20(Thu) (?)            --TJ	(Kurakake, Tsukuba) Anniversary feast of Kashima shrine
 2018 Dec.20(Thu) 15:00-17:00    --TJ	(Mt. Atagoyama, Kasama) Akutai-matsuri, dedication parade avoiding audiences' attack
 2018 Dec.21(Fri) (?)            --TJ	(Nakago, Shimotsuma) 中郷日枝神社強飯祭り(当屋にて強飯式)
 2018 Dec.21(Fri)-22(Sat)        --TJ	(Fukuda, Ami) Baka-matsuri in Fukuda (Humorous parde in traditional wedding style)
 2018 Dec.22(Sat) (?)            --TJ	(Sakuragawa) Star ceremony at Kabasan shrine
 2018 Dec.22(Sat) (?)            --TJ	(Shiio, Sakuragawa) Star ceremony of Yakuo-in temple
 2018 Dec.22(Sat) 11:00-         --TJ	(Mita, Shimotsuma) 星祭り護摩供養 at Mitsuzoin temple
 2018 Dec.22(Sat) 12:00-14:00    RSTJ	(Sakuragawa) Religional ceremony of "walking on fire" at Kabasan-Saenazumi shrine
 2018 Dec.23(Sun) 16:00-18:00    RSTJ	(Nareuma, Ryugasaki) Religional training of "walk on fire" at Raiko-in temple
 2018 Dec.28(Fri)                --TJ	(Makabe, Sakuragawa) Fire ceremony at Mikkou-ji temple
 2018 Dec.28(Fri) 17:00-20:00    RSTJ	(Yatabe, Tsukuba) Markets of Dharma dolls
 2018 Dec.29(Sat) 9:00-15:00     -STJ	(Hinosawa, Tsukuba) Sanya-sai ceremony of Tsukiyomi shrine in Hinosawa (stands, Kagura music 9:00-12:00)
 2018 Dec.31(Mon)                -	 New Year's Eve (at almost all temples and shrines)
 2018 Dec.31(Mon)                -STJ	(Tagu, Ushiku) New year's prayer (Takuu-san Yakushi-ji, midnight)
 2018 Dec.31(Mon) 16:00-         RSTJ	(Tsukuba, Tsukuba) New year's prayer (Tsukuba-san shrine, to midnight)
 2018 Dec.31(Mon)-1(Tue)         -STJ	(Manabe, Tsuchiura) New year's prayer (Kashima-jinja shrine) (fire works, traditional music etc.)
 2018 Dec.31(Mon)-3(Thu)         RSTJ	(Ushiku arcadia memorial park, Ushiku) New year's ceremony at Ushiku Arcadia (Light-up'ed world bigest Buddha statue, fireworks on 31st, 23:00-)

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