On April 27th 2020, months ahead of its scheduled date, the Nagatoro Tourist Assocation announced the cancellation of the 2020 Nagatoro Fundama Festival. Like the majority of events cancelled in 2020 it was due to concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak. It is too early to tell (September 2020) if the
Ogano Kabuki and Ogano Spring festival – Ogano is a very beautiful town in Chichibu district. Unlike many other city and towns that have their main festival in the summer, Ogano’s principal festival is the one they hold in spring. It is a festival rich in traditional performances and culture.
The 2021 Nagatoro Wintersweet season is in full swing. Normally the annual Nagatoro wintersweet festival is held from the second week in January to the last week in February. However, this year on account of the State of Emergency they are not having a “festival” per se. But the wintersweet
Onouchi Hyakkei Icicles are one of three icicle winter spectacles of Chichibu. “Hyakkei” means hundred and the Saitama Prefectural Tourism website translates the icicles name as Onouchi Hundred Icicles. However, the icicles are most commonly referred to as the Romanized version of their Japanese name. But in 2021 Chichibu announced
The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2021 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival – in the former Otaki village – in Chichibu. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturally formed icicles of the three Great icicles
Ogano Gun Festival. Amidst all the culturally appropriated Christmas events of December is this unique and traditional gun festival in Ogano, Chichibu. It is known informally as the “finale of the Chichibu festival”. The event is held annually on the second Sunday of December and the previous Saturday. This event
Chichibu Night Festival 2020 – held annually on December 2nd and 3rd. The Chichibu Night Festival 2020 is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd 2020. However, due to the current Coronavirus situation they have downsized it significantly and it may even be cancelled yet. Already, the fireworks and float parade