Bright and exciting world of Japanese festivals will open for you in this edition! No one knows for sure how many festivals are in Japan. My research resulted in more than 200 festivals, each bright and unusual! All my research leagacy will be in the BANZAI Japanese Festival edition!
Game includes all symbols of Japanese alphabets: hiragana, katakana, Bonus hiragana, Bonus Katakana.
Game includes: gameboards, cards and a book with the story about the brightest festivals in Japan. They are real so it will be a great guide for you when you come to Japan! The book includes the pictures and a story about the festivals. Also you will find A BONUS FESTIVAL CALENDAR designed specially for you!
Available characters: You choose one of 30 Japanese characters - sumo fighter, maid and so on.
The design of gameboards includes photos of exciting Japanese festivals. You will travel through the brightest pages of Japanese culture!
Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival in Hokkaido (Dec 30, 2014 -> Feb 22, 2015)
Chitose Shikotsu Hyoto Matsuri or Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, Chitose, Hokkaido. Many ice sculptures exhibited on the shore are lit up from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the festival period.
Setsubun (February 2-3)
The first day of spring by the ancient lunar calendar. The festival is marked throughout the country with maki-maki, or bean throwing, and shouts of “Fuku wa uchi, oni wa soto!” (Fortune in! Demons out!). Good places to see this in Tokyo are the Zojoji Temple (behind Tokyo Tower) and Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, which also puts on a classical dance. In Kyoto, Mibu-dera has Setsubun Kyogen performances from 1pm, repeated eight times, on both days; Rokuharamitsu-ji has a demon chase and bean-throwing on the afternoon of the 3rd; Yoshida Jinja is famous for its demon chase at 7pm on the 2nd, and a fire festival at 11pm on the 3rd
It is a great festival for those who are keen on skiing! Just imagine you will ski under fireworks! Zao Juhyo Light-up at Zao Onsen Ski Ground in the Yamagata Prefecture features the lighting up of juhyo, or trees covered with frost (also known as "ice monsters"), along the Zao Ropeway Sancho Line and around Jizo Sancho Station from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following days; Dec. 27-Jan. 4, 10-12, 17, 18, and 24-Feb. 28. On Jan. 31, an event in which skiers and snowboarders holding torchlights descend on the Uwanodai ski slope under a fireworks display is held from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
The massive colourful latern floats at Aomori Nebuta take up to a year to construct. In early August each year, the streets of Japanese towns everywhere come to life with colourful parades and millions of visitors who have come to watch these spectacles. The most impressive of these celebrations is the Aomori Nebuta Festival which is held in the city of Aomori on northern tip of Japan's main island, Honshu. The celebration involves enormous lantern floats of brave warrior figures, which are paraded through the city centre between singers, musicians and dancers dressed in haneto costumes. The impressive floats often take a year to construct. If you want to join in the fun you can always purchase a haneto costume of your own. The festival is held from 2 August to 7 August each year, with a marvelous fireworks display on the final day.
Crying Baby Festival (April 26 (unconfirmed) Tokyo)
No mother likes it when her toddler starts crying, but at the Naki Sumo baby crying contest wailing is actually encouraged. Held every year, at the Sensoji Temple, in Tokyo, the baby crying festival is a 400-year-old tradition, believed to keep rug-rats in good health. Amateur sumo wrestlers hold the babies high in the air, and try to scare them into crying, while a sumo referee judges the match. The toddler who cries longest and loudest is considered the winner. Usually parent do everything to make her baby stop crying, but here the aim is opposite! It is believed that the more a baby cries the more health will be got! For me at is the cutest thing in the world to see a little baby in huge arms of sumo wrestler!
Each edition includes:
- 32х game boards (perfect for 1-32 players).
- 107х cards with alphabet signs
- 1х Instructions
- 32х tip-boards
- 80 action cards+special festival action cards!
- 288 game money cards
- colorful box
+ Gold pack of learning materials
+Gold cards of action
+ A wonderful book of stories about Japanese festivals!
In each edition a wonderful story is waiting for you!