The Nissai Sakura Matsuri will be on in 2024 for the first time in five years. This post contains information for the festival and general information for the cherry blossoms at this location, called the Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi, in Sakado City. The cherry blossoms are an early blooming variety known
Information for the Tokorozawa Dolls Festival, officially known as Tokorozawa Hina Monogatari 野老澤雛物語, in 2024. The Tokorozawa Doll’s Festival Tokorozawa celebrates its doll production history with this “monogatari” festival. They describe Monogatari as a narrative tale. They are believed to have developed from the oral storytelling of fiction. That is,
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 in
Iwatsuki Dolls Festival – Iwatsuki is a very famous “Hina”, traditional Japanese doll, town often referred to as the “city of dolls”. Iwatsuki have been making dolls since the 17th century. Moreover, Iwatsuki Doll making was awarded the prestigious Traditional Craft Production designation by both the prefecture and the country.
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.
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 start
Update December 5th; over the last day or two, several fire brigades have cancelled their firefighter festival / dezome shiki. Because they are either helping with earthquake relief or are on standby to do so. Eternal gratitude to firefighters around the world. Twenty places for Dezome Shiki, a New Year