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setsubun festival

Famous Setsubun Festival at Souganji Temple | KAZO

February 3 @ 11:00 - 22:00

The Setsubun festival at Fudougaoka Fudouson Souganji Temple in Kazo is famous throughout Kanto and beyond. (Souganji / Soganji / Sogan Temple is one of the three major Fudo Temples.)…

Nagatoro Fire Festival

Nagatoro Fire Festival

March 1 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Nagatoro Fire Festival. The featured image is from the Chichibu Railway website.  A truly awesome and invigorating festival, the fire festival is one of those only-in-Japan occasions that are a…

Moroyama Spring Yabusame

Spring Yabusame | MOROYAMA

March 8 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Yabusame is the military art of discharging an arrow at a target while riding on a running horse. Each year in both Autumn and Spring Moroyama town celebrates this ancient military art form.…

Kasukabe big kite festival 2018

Kasukabe Big Kite Festival | KASUKABE

May 3 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Kasukabe Big Kite Festival From Kasukabe City Official website Just an hour from Tokyo, this "only in Japan" traditional event is held annually on both the 3rd and 5th of…

Tanabata Festival with wind chimes at Hikawa Shrine | KAWAGOE

August 7

The Tanabata Festival is held on August 7th annually in Hikawa Shrine Kawagoe.  They have a Wind Chime event simultaneously. The shrine is decorated beautifully with bands of colour from…


Inomata Hundred Light, Misato Summer Festival

August 15 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Inomata Hundred Light festival, or Inomata 108 lights, is one of 312 Important Intangible Folk Properties of Japan. It is held annually on the 15th of August in the Inomata…

Suneori amagoi rain praying festival tsurugashima

Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Dragon Festival Tsurugashima 2020

September 13 @ 12:00 - 17:00

The rain praying dragon festival of Tsurugashima "Suneori Amagoi" is usually held in August every four years. But this year, 2020, it will be held in September. Reading between the…

Autumn Yabusame (Horseback Archery) in 2020 | MOROYAMA

November 3 @ 13:30 - 18:00

Yabusame is the military art of discharging an arrow at a target while riding on a running horse. Each year in both Autumn and Spring Moroyama town celebrates this ancient…

Featured photo Chichibu Night Festival from John Becker

Chichibu Night Festival in 2020 | CHICHIBU

December 2 @ 08:00 - December 3 @ 17:00

Chichibu Night Festival - held annually on December 2nd and 3rd. Japanese people seem to have an magnanimous love of the number three. One of the ways this manifests itself…

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