Naked Inc Projective mapping and illumination event Naked Night Walk in Chichibu with a Night Illumination train

NAKED Night Walk and Night Illumination Train, Chichibu, Winter 2023. Renowned for their digital art, Naked Inc needs little introduction for those in Japan. In the winter of 2023, they are creating, as they say, “a new winter festival” in Chichibu, the festival district of Saitama Prefecture. Chichibu is madeRead More →

Love Love Snoopy Exhibition

A special Snoopy exhibition is coming to the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa Sakura Town this spring. The Love Love Snoopy, Take Care with Peanuts starts on February 11th 2023 at the EJ Anime Museum on the 3rd floor of the Kadokawa Culture Museum*. Interestingly, the Kadokawa Museum does notRead More →

A Japanese oni in front of the torii of Musashino Reiwa Shrine for a Setsubun festival

Information for the Setsubun Festival at Musashino Reiwa Shrine and Tokorozawa Sakura Town in 2023. Musashino Reiwa Shrine The Musashino Reiwa Shrine was designed, under the supervision of Kengo Kuma, as part of the Cool Japan project. There are many unique elements to the shrine, but the design is theRead More →

A toddler picks strawberries at a strawberry picking farm near Tokyo, Japan

A selection of 10 Strawberry Picking farms in Saitama, near and commutable from Tokyo, for the 2023 Ichigo-gari season. Strawberry Picking near Tokyo Strawberry picking is called “ichigo-gari” イチゴ狩り in Japanese. Ichigo イチゴ means strawberry and gari means picking or, literally, hunting. In Japan, strawberry picking is predominantly indoors, inRead More →

Konosu dolls' festival

Information for, and an account of, visiting Japan’s largest Dolls festival display at the Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival or Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri in Japanese. 鴻巣びっくりひな祭り。 Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a 50 minute train ride from Ueno station inRead More →

A secret sunflower spot in Kawagoe, near to a famous one.

Information for the New branch of Glin Coffee near Kawagoe’s famous sunflowers and with secret sunflowers of their own! At the newly reopened Kawagoe Agriculture Interaction Center promoting “Green Tourism”. In November 2022 the Kawagoe City Agriculture Interaction Center was reopened after more than a year of renovations. The AgricultureRead More →