Category Archives: Shingu

Shingu Fire Festival Part 4

Here is the final installment of the Fire Festival series. Let me know your impressions. I think there are some interesting scenes especially how the adults and kids are relating to each other during this festival. There are not a … Continue reading

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Shingu Fire Festival Part 2

Here is Shingu Fire Festival Part 2 and shows the ‘noboriko’ doing ‘sanshamairi’ where they visit important shrines in the city on their way to Kamikura Jinja (Kamikura Shrine). Most videos on the Otou Matsuri focus on the Fire festival … Continue reading

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Shingu Fire Festival Part 1

This is the first video of 4 videos that I took during the Shingu Fire Festival on February 6th, 2011. Before the festival all the men and boys who participate in the Shingu Fire Festival eat only white food, drink … Continue reading

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Up the Dorokyo Pt 2

This is the second half the journey up the Dorokyo and part of the return trip. See Part 1 first. You will see an old Japanese Ryokan that is separated by a suspension bridge. Half of the facility is in … Continue reading

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Up the Dorokyo Gorge Part 1

Join us in a trip up the Dorokyo Gorge. Ideally, you want to take this trip for real. But, until then this little video will give you a sense of what it would be like. Normally people take the jet … Continue reading

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The Shingu Fire Festival – Otou Matsuri

Here is an article I wrote for Global Voices of Japan. LINK: http://glovoicesjp.com/etc/english-the-shingu-fire-festival.html?lang=en The Shingu Fire Festival ‘Tanomude! Tanomude! Tanomude!’ This is what you will hear as the sun goes down in Shingu City every year on February 6th. As … Continue reading

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Shingu Fire Festival

Shingu Fire Festival light up! The Shingu Oto Matsuri is held every year on February 6th. This is a little taste of the festival. More to come soon.

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Tankaku Castle Ruins Entrance

Here is a quick shot of the Tankakujo (Tanaku Jo), or Tankaku Castle Ruins.

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Dorokyo Gorge 1981

Here is a video of a trip up the Dorokyo Gorge back in 1981.

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Up the Dorokyo Gorge!

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