Konosu surprising dolls festival, Japan's largest hina dolls pyramid

Information for, and an account of, visiting Japan’s largest Dolls festival display at the Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival or Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri in Japanese. 鴻巣びっくりひな祭り。 Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a 50 minute train ride from Ueno station inRead More →

Setsubun sign written in Japanese with February 3rd date in kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture

An account of the Setsubun Festival with a mamemaki bean throwing ceremony at Kitain Temple in Kawagoe. Information for the 2024 bean throwing ceremony also included. Setsubun Setsubun celebrations at Kitain Temple Kawagoe February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan, which marks the end of winter. People celebrate annually with traditionalRead More →

Oni demon at Kijin Shrine Ranzan used in Kijin article and free resources for setsubun

Kidin (Kijin) Shrine is an unique to Saitama shrine. One of only four shrines in ALL of Japan that is dedicated to demons, each year it steps into the limelight for Setsubun. Setsubun is the traditional festival to celebrate the coming of spring. And Japanese demons play a big role in the event.Read More →

Setsubun Saitama Oni mamemaki

Setsubun Saitama- Setsubun is a traditional festival held every year on February 3rd. Historically setsubun, which literally means seasonal division, was a four day period marking the changing of the seasons. Risshun is, with rare exceptions, on February 4th. Risshun is the first day of spring and historically the startRead More →

The wildest setsubun festival in Saitama, near Tokyo

The Setsubun festival at Fudougaoka Fudouson Souganji Temple in Kazo is famous throughout Kanto and beyond. It is probably Saitama’s most famous setsubun-kai? So much so, champion sumo wrestlers, even yokozuna have participated in the mamemaki bean throwing in the past. It has the reputation of being one of theRead More →

omiya dai ni plum blossom festival

Omiya Daini Park is one of Omiya’s three eponymous public parks. They are all located relatively close together, but Omiya Dai Ni, or Omiya second park in English, and Omiya Dai San, Omiya third park, are right beside each other. Omiya Dai Ni park is best known for its plum blossomsRead More →