Saito Goma Fire walking festival Kazo

Every September in the City of Kazo there is a fire walking ceremony, 柴燈護摩火渡り式, steeped in ritual and history, held at Sougan-ji Temple in Kazo City. Currently, the festival has not yet been cancelled for 2021, but there is every chance it will be cancelled in the coming weeks. PleaseRead More →

Horo festival Kawagoe – a religious celebration and unique cultural event. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus the event didn’t go ahead in 2020. It is too soon to tell if it will be able to go ahead in 2021. I will updated closer to the time. Horo Festival This colourful,Read More →

snake festival

Snake Festival of Ohiroto, MIsato City, Saitama Prefecture, January 2020. Every year on the 10th of January, regardless of the day of the week, there is a snake festival in Katori Shrine in Misato City, Saitama. In 2021, it happens to fall on a Sunday. Of course, due to theRead More →

Seven Lucky Gods

Procession of the Seven Lucky Gods or the Seven Gods of Fortune, Yono, Saitama City. Unfortunately, this event will not go ahead in 2021 on account of the Coronavirus. The procession of the Seven Lucky Gods is an annual New Year’s event in Yono in Saitama City, Japan. Each yearRead More →