Hanyu Cherry blossom festival kasai irrigation canal

The Hanyu Cherry Blossom Festival was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 on account of the Coronavirus. It is too soon to tell if the event can go ahead in 2022, but here’s hoping. The festival period will not be fixed until nearer the time. It generally starts around theRead More →

Hanyu Summer Festival

For the second year in a row the Hanyu Tennosama festival has been cancelled on account of the Coronavirus. The Hanyu Tennosama summer festival has a history of almost 400 years. It is normally celebrated annually in July, usually in the middle of the month. It is a portable shrineRead More →

Yuruchara mascot summit mascot festival

Yuruchara (Yurukyara) Mascot Summit 2020 – Kanto’s largest character and mascot summit with a Guinness World Record certificate to prove it! Last year, 2019, it celebrated its 10th anniversary. 311 mascots participated and 115,000 people came to celebrate with them despite the most atrocious weather that weekend! This year theRead More →


Kiyasse Children’s Spring Festival – Kiyasse Hanyu is best described by the people responsible for it’s design, Yoshiki Toda Landscape & Architect Co.,Ltd.: Kiyasse-Hanyu, also called Hanyu Agriculture and Forestry Park, produces a food resort atmosphere with beer restaurants, stores and rest rooms under a huge roof designed to appear asRead More →

Mascot Festival Countdown event… Because what is a mascot event without a countdown…!! For the last 9 years there has been a mammoth mascot festival or mascot summit, Yuruchara (as featured on this blog), in Hanyu. This year, they have decided to really milk the money making machine that mascots are.Read More →