Cover photo with wind chimes for the 2022 information about the enmusubi wind chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine e

2024 Information for the annual “enmusubi” wind chimes and glistening river at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. This year is the ten year anniversary of the famous wind chimes. The Enmusubi Wind Chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine are generally displayed from the first weekend of July to the first week in September.Read More →

Lanterns Aobaen April May 2023 and 2024

Information for the latest display at Aobaen in Saitama City. The display changes every 6 to 8 weeks. Currently, in May 2024 it is a colorful corridor of lanterns. Since around August 2022, Aobaen Cemetery in Saitama City, have a permanent wooden trellis in front of their three tiered pagoda.Read More →

Roses lit up at night for rose light up event Heiseinomori Saitama Prefecture

Each year in May Japan’s longest rose tunnel light up their roses at night. This is an event I personally visit every year without fail. There is something about roses lit up at night that I find mesmerizing. There are plenty of roses festivals in Saitama Prefecture and beyond. ButRead More →