Shibazakura Matsuri

Shibazakura Matsuri Chichibu in 2022. Tentative information for the moss phlox in Hitsujiyama Park in 2022. In 2021 the Shibazakura festival was one of only a few festivals that went ahead. However, it was very different to a ‘regular’ year with no food stalls or festival booths. At least itRead More →

ogano gun festival

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”. This annual event is on the second Sunday of December and the previous Saturday. Ogano Gun FestivalRead More →

Featured photo Chichibu Night Festival from John Becker

Chichibu Night Festival 2021 – held annually on December 2nd and 3rd. The Chichibu Night Festival 2021 is currently scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd, as always. However, due to the current Coronavirus situation things may change. For example, in 2020, they downsized the festival significantly. Moreover, the city cancelledRead More →

Nagatoro Funadama Festival

On June 21st the Nagatoro Tourist Association announced that the 2021 festival is cancelled. 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 concernsRead More →