On this page, I report the annual event, history, and geography about Kaseda.
For example, about Windup Doll Which Runs by Water Wheel, A Dragon and
Tug of War of the Night with a Full Moon. And then, I report the Small
City Ranking in Japan, etc.
- The fire festival on January 7
Onibitaki is one of the New Year events of Kagoshima. In Kaseda, people call it
Oneppo etc. It is the big fire festival performed at a river side or a crossing.
This has the meaning of a talisman.
- God which springs
The story in January or February. The traditional festival of Ise God in Kaseda. In this city, we call this god a Oisedon, a Oisesan, or Oisesama. And, the festival of this god is called an Ise-kou.
- A Contact to Nature in Spring
We play cherry blossom viewing in spring. It is contact to nature. Moreover, we meet also with a spirit named Kappa.
- Rice planting of a sand hill
A Bansei and Kominato are sand hill zones. There is fields. People conquered serious difficulties and have continued agricultural work.
- The Thief Spider of May
1. Folk belief about spider.
2. Boy's festival's story. Carp streamers are hoisted on a pole. But some
community people don't hoist that by a legend.
- The vestiges of a sea way
The story in June. About the shipowner of the Kaseda Bansei, and the marine
transportation business of Hyuga Mimitsu.
- Windup Doll Which Runs by Water Wheel
The story in July. About the windup doll using the water wheel in the summer
festival of Kagoshima.
- Typhoon and the Nest of a Bee
The story in August. In Kaseda, people think that it becomes the year with
many typhoons, if the nest of a bee is made in the lower one. I report
the common superstition of the weather.
- A Dragon and Tug of War of the Night with a Full Moon
The story in September. Kaseda has tug of war of two kinds of night with
a full moon called a tsunahiki and a tsunahikizuri. The tsunahikizuri rope drag of the night with a full moon in Kaseda.
- 50 years of a Drum Dance
The autumn festival of Kagoshima is called Hoze. I report the traditional drum dance of this festival. This drum dance
(it is called Taiko Odori or Hozeodori) resembles South Korean tradition entertainments.
- Maps and Traditional Culture of the City of Kaseda
- Small City Ranking in Japan