Category: Spring

Setsubun

Setsubun: catching beans for good luck at Kitain Temple | KAWAGOE

February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan, which marks the end of winter. People celebrate annually with traditional ceremonies in both homes and temples. A common tradition associated with this ancient… Read more »

Konosu dolls' festival

Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri / Surprising Doll Festival

Konosu Doll Pyramid – The doll festival is celebrated on March 3rd, annually, for girl’s day in Japan.  Each household with young girls display hina dolls from early February for the… Read more »

Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival

Best of Saitama Maruyama Park | AGEO

Maruyama park is frequently listed in Saitama’s top 3 list of parks. It is personally one of my favourites.  I love that although the park isn’t massive, there is so much to… Read more »