Tag: saitama summer festivals

Kuki Lantern Festival / Tenno Festival | KUKI

The Kuki Lantern festival, or Kuki Chochin Festival, is held annually on two fixed dates: July 12th and July 18th. It is the biggest lantern festival in the Kanto region (area around Tokyo). About 250,000 people attend this festival that celebrates local folklore and is famous throughout Japan. It is said the festival started after a volcano eruption over 230 […]

Main weekend of the Satte Summer Festival | SATTE

The main weekend of the Satte Summer Festival is usually the 2nd weekend in July. This year, 2018, it falls on July 14th and 15th. The large lantern floats are one of the major attractions of this annual 4 day three hundred year old festival. On the Saturday they are paraded around from 1 pm to 10 pm. On Sunday […]

Children’s Mikoshi at Satte Summer Festival | SATTE

Day two of the four day Satte Summer Festival sees the children’s mikoshi event. A mikoshi is a portable shrine. Local children participate in carrying the portable shrine through the town. On the Thursday of the four day festival there is a children’s mikoshi procession annually in the evening. That is the main event of the day and is carried […]

Kuki Lantern Festival / Tenno Festival | KUKI

Kuki Lantern festival also known as Tenno festival is held annually on two fixed dates: July 12th and July 18th. It is the biggest lantern festival in the Kanto region (area around Tokyo). About 250,000 people attend this festival that celebrates local folklore and is famous throughout Japan. It is said the festival started after a volcano eruption over 230 […]

Satte Summer Festival | SATTE

Satte Summer Festival is a four day annual affair. The large lantern floats are one of the major attractions of this annual 4 day three hundred year old festival. You can usually see them on the last day of the festival in the evening.  Over the 4 days there are different events happening around the exit of Tobu Nikko Line […]

Fukaya Tanabata Festival

Fukaya Tanabata Festival | FUKAYA

Fukaya Tanabata Festival 2018 – also known as the Fukaya Star Festival. About 200,000 spectators from Saitama, Tokyo and even further afield, descend on Fukaya to witness the magnificent colours of thousands of tanabata streamers.  There are different highlights for each day of the 3 weekend celebration of Tanabata. Usually there are about 250 festival stalls selling traditional festival food […]