Kisai Hydrangea festival

For the third year in a row, the Kisai Hydrangea Festival will be celebrated at Tamashiki Shrine park. Before the pandemic, this festival was held on hydrangea road. The Tamashiki Shrine is a stunning location, but the rickshaw on hydrangea road with the castle in the background was thee shotRead More →

Tatsuo Takayama flower in your hand exhibition at Kadcul Edit and Art Gallery May June July 2024

Information for the “Tatsuo Takayama: Every Universe a Flower in Your Hand” exhibition at the Edit and Art Gallery in the Kadokawa Musashino Museum¹, in Tokorozawa Sakura Town, in winter 2024. This is the second ‘volume’ of Tatsuo exhibitions. The first installment “Tatsuo Takayama: the Universe in the Palm ofRead More →

Safflower in Okegawa 2021

The “Benibana” Safflower Festival of Okegawa. Just as in 2023, the festival is slightly different to previous years, but not because of the pandemic. But because they are currently building a roadside station in the area of the safflower fields. The construction of which has been delayed several times overRead More →

things to do in Tsurugashima City Saitama Prefecture, the home of Suneori Amagoi

The award winning, intangible asset, Suneori Amagoi 脚折雨乞 Rain Praying Festival in Tsurugashima City in the Western area of Saitama within commutable distance of Tokyo. Suneori Amagoi The Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Festival, which started in 1781, holds a number of cultural and festival accolades. The awards include the prestigiousRead More →

Terasaka Rice Terrace candle night and firefly viewing

The Terasaka Rice Terraces “Firefly bonfire festival” has become quite famous, within Saitama anyway, in the last few years. Despite the remote location, hundreds make the journey to see the rare and stunning view of fireflies and candle light, or as they call them, bonfires. Information for this special eventRead More →