In 2020, the organizers of the Konosu Fireworks announced that they were postponing the infamous Konosu Fireworks. They normally take place in October. However, they never did release a new date. Moreover, on June 23rd they made a further announcement that the fireworks are postponed indefinitely. The 2019 Konosu Fireworks
Moominvalley Park Harvest 2021 in the Moomin theme park at Metsa, Hanno, Saitama. The featured image above is from the official Moomin Japan website. Moominvalley Park Harvest 2021 Last year, 2020, was the inaugural Harvest event at Moominvalley park. I donned it the harvest balloon sky, as the berry displays
Each year in August thousands of water hyacinth bloom at a roadside station in Kazo City. Doyono Furusato Otone Roadside Station attracts thousands of visitors each year when the water hyacinth are in bloom. Water hyacinth is native to the tropics. Supposedly they came to Japan in the Meiji era.
In both 2020 and 2021, the Higanbana festival in Satte’s Gongendo Park was cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The other large spider lily festivals in Saitama, such as at Kinchakuda, were also cancelled. In 2021, Gongendo Park opened for all other seasonal blooms – daffodils, cherry blossoms, hydrangea
“Exploring the dinosaur era from teeth” ~ A special exhibition, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sayama City Museum. Exhibition Exploring the dinosaur era from teeth In conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Museum connected to the Tokyo University of Agriculture, Sayama City Museum’s summer exhibition will open
Iwatsuki Hisaizu “the peacock” Shrine is a very photogenic shrine and one of Saitama’s largest. Moreover, it is the only one I know of with resident peacocks! The Peacock Shrine! Initially the shrine was gifted three peacocks from a member of staff of the Imperial Palace. Over the years, the
The Naked Men Festival, Kamikawa, Saitama. Naked Men Festival The naked men festival is on the 19th of November annually, in Kamikawa town, Saitama prefecture. And during the time the festival is on there is also a winter cherry blossom festival on a ten minute drive away. The cherry blossoms