Dai-monji Gozan Okuri-bi 大文字五山送り火. Great Bonfire lit on Kyoto's five mountains
Incoming Kansai Event
Dai-monji Okuri-bi - 大文字送り火. Bonfire Event lit on Mt. Takamado. A spectacular bonfire in the shape of the Chinese character "Dai (大）" meaning "large" or "space" is kindled on the slope of the mountain.
The Ceremony of lighted lanterns. Some 3,000 lanterns in total including stone lanterns on the approach from the second Torii Shrine's gate to the south gate, are lighted up to console the ancestors' souls.
Mando Kuyo-e - 万灯供養会. Ceremony of lighted lanterns. About 1,200 decorative lanterns hung in the corridor of the main hall are lighted up to console the ancestors' souls.
Sumiyoshi Festival is the last festival of series summer festivals held at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Osaka.
Tanabe Matsuri - 田辺祭. Festival with a 450-year history and noted for its Okasa. The highlight of this festival is a parade of Mikoshi, three decorated horses, townspeople in traditional attire and eight Okasa.
Tenjin Matsuri is the greatest spiritual dish of Osaka citizens, is what helps they stand tall when referring the top three festivals in japan, along with Gion Matsuri in Kyoto and Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo.
The Gion Matsuri - one of the Three Biggest Festival in Japan besides Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka and Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo. The festival is held yearly in whole July with full of fun festival activities and events.
Nachi-no Ogi Matsuri - 那智の扇祭. Fire Festival, counted as one of the three grandest fire festivals in Japan.
Religious lesson of story-telling. One of the biggest events of the temple. The ritual of Renge-e , in which parishioners on the boats pick up lotus flowers and donate them to each temple.