Information for the annual Tsurugashima Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual Tsurugashima Industry Festival and general information for Tsurugashima Sports Park. Tsurugashima Sports Park Tsurugashimashi Sports Park isn’t a particularly large park and, unless you are playing sports, not a particularly engaging park either. However, it has two things going for
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 annual Autumn Festival at Kyoei Shrine in Tsurugashima. Interestingly, Tsurugashima City do not have information on their website about this event, which looks very good for families. They do, however, have it listed on a PDF file with all the main confirmed festivals in Tsurugashima in 2023.
For the first time in four years, the Summer Carnival in Tsurugashima is scheduled for summer 2023. Moreover, currently the children’s performances are also planned. In an unprecedented move in the summer of 2019, the children’s performances were cancelled due to a heat wave on the day! In 2023, the
The Kagura of Omiya Sumiyoshi Shrine is a designated intangible folk cultural property of both Saitama Prefecture and Japan. On February 23rd each year, they dedicate the first of three annual kagura performances at the shrine. Kagura is a type of ritual Shinto dance dedicated to the Gods. Historically, Shinto
This post is mainly about the annual Daruma Market, but you will also find information for the temple’s main ‘hanamatsuri’ festival, on May 5th annually, in the paragraph before “information”. Original post If you missed the Daruma Market in Kawagoe, here is another chance to buy a Daruma for this
Cherry blossoms along the Koma River at the Izumicho Sakura Embankment in Sakado City, Saitama. Koma River Cherry Blossoms Sakado There are several places you can see cherry blossoms along the Koma River in Saitama Prefecture. But perhaps the best known are those at the Izumicho Sakura embankment beside Sakura