One shrine where you can enjoy an acclaimed Shishimai performance in Saitama is Choshiguchi Shrine in Kasukabe. It is held 3 times a year, the winter performance for 2017 is being held on January 15th. It is a particularly captivating performance and has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property. The performance is about 80 minutes long.
January is one of my favourite months in Japan. It is one of the driest months of the year and probably the sunniest in Winter. Between the weather and the festive atmosphere, as New Year’s is as big in Japan as Christmas is in Ireland, Japan is a great place to be in the first weeks of the New Year. […]