Konosu dolls' festival

Konosu Dolls’ Festival . Tentative information for Japan’s largest pyramid dolls display at “the surprising dolls festival” in 2021. The Surprising Dolls’ festival with pyramid of traditional dolls, featuring Emperor, Empress and all the figures of the Imperial Court, as well as the ancient paraphernalia, is in Konosu, Saitama.  ItRead More →

kasukabe odako fireworks

There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2020. Approximately 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks are launched annually at the Odako Fireworks. (As in Odako of the famous kite festival in the same city). The fireworks are the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm.Read More →

Inomata

Inomata Hundred Light festival, or Inomata 108 lights, is one of 312 Important Intangible Folk Properties of Japan. It is held annually on the 15th of August in the Inomata area of Misato in the Kodama District of Saitama. It is the bon ceremony of the town with an approximateRead More →

Tokorozawa sunflower

Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival also known as the Mikajima Sunflower fields. The sunflower fields are located in the Sayama Hills area relatively near Kurosuke House where a life sized Totoro lives! Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival The Tokorozawa sunflowers generally bloom from the Obon holiday period and through toRead More →

Satte Summer Festival

Day two of the four day 300 year old Satte Summer Festival sees the children’s mikoshi event. A mikoshi is a portable shrine. Local children participate in carrying the portable shrine through the town. This year, 2020, the date has been set for Thursday the 16th of July. This eventRead More →

Pinwheels Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Things to see in Kawagoe in Summer, pinwheels display at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine annually in June. Event information for the annual pinwheel display event at the Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe.Read More →

Floral water basin

Hachimangu is one of several shrines in Kawagoe with a long rich history. It is a “ichinomiya” meaning it was the first shrine of the Hachimangu sect in Kawagoe. (There are older shrines, such as Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, in Kawagoe). Kawagoe Hachimangu was founded in 1030 A.D. by Minamoto Yorinobu.Read More →

coronavirus saitama

New Cases Total cases July 10th July 9th 22 1,352 July 8th 48 1,330 July 7th 27 1,282 July 6th 16 1,255 July 5th 21 1,239 July 4th 27 1,218 July 3rd 26 1,191 July 2nd 19 1,165 July 1st 14 1,146 June 30th 10 1,132 June 29th 13 1,122Read More →

Ancient lotus of kodai hasu no sato

Ancient Lotus, Kodai Hasu No Sato, Gyoda  June 19th to August to early August  Kodai Hasu No Sato ~ Ancient Lotus Flower Park Kodai Hasu no Sato is a public park in Gyoda city. It was developed to showcase the ancient lotus that were found in the area a fewRead More →

Tafune at Ukiya No Sato from official facebook page

Information for the Ukiya No Sato Iris Festival and boat ride. The featured image ↑ of the tafune is from the official Ukiya no Sato facebook page. The 2020 Iris Festival and Ukiya no Sato Tafune Boat ride has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Every year mid June there isRead More →