Kasukabe Eisa Festival

The Kasukabe Eisa Festival was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. They aired live performances instead. As I update this in July 2021 it is way too early to tell how things will be in 2022. But here’s hoping the beloved Eisa festival – a tasteRead More →

Kasukabe big kite festival 2018

The next Kasukabe Big Kite Festival is scheduled for May 3rd 2022. There are always two dates. The second, all things equal, will be May 5th. However, please note they cancelled the festival in both 2020 and 2021 on account of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.   The big kite festivalRead More →

wisteria ushijima

The Kasukabe Wisteria Festival was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021. However, the Wisteria of Ushijima – Tokaen (also in Kasukabe city) was open to the public. It is highly likely that it will be able to open in 2022 too. I will update closer to the time. Every yearRead More →

kasukabe odako fireworks

There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2021. They were also cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. The fireworks are quite small with just (approximately) 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks. They are launched annually as the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm.Read More →

Kasukabe is probably best known as being the home of the fictional anime character Crayon Shinchan. However, wisteria lovers will also know it to be the home of the famous wisteria of Ushijima and Toukaen. The wisteria in Kasukabe Saitama typically bloom from mid April until about the 7th ofRead More →