Teru Teru Bozu Saitama City June 2023

Colorful, cute little teru teru bozu displayed for the rainy season in Saitama prefecture. Since around Autumn of 2022, Aobaen Cemetery in Saitama City, have a permanent wooden trellis in front of their three tiered pagoda. Each month they create a tunnel of color with something different! They have sevenRead More →

Stunning cement water basin with yellow floating flowers at Gyoda Hachiman Shrine in Gyoda City

As promised, a completely revamped post for the free monthly Hanachozu Week event in Gyoda City. The event has gone some through changes. Because I updated the original post frequently, the post had become a bit ‘messy’. Moreover, this year (2023), they are switching the event from the fiscal yearRead More →

2023 Hikawa Jinja pinwheels

Republish of the annual information for the seasonal pinwheel display at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. Hydrangea information added in 2023. Information for this annual June event has been on insaitama since the inauguration of the event. But this is the first year I have included hydrangea information. The ‘Hikawa’ hydrangea generallyRead More →

Hydrangea Koshigaya

A selection of three places you can see hydrangea in Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture (close to Tokyo), Japan. Hydrangea Koshigaya City 1. Hisaizu Shrine For about 480 meters, the approach to Koshigaya Hisaizu Shrine from the Motoara river bursts with color around mid June when the hundreds of hydrangea areRead More →

Kisai Hydrangea festival

For the second year in a row, the Kisai Hydrangea Festival will be celebrated at Tamashiki Shrine park. Before the pandemic, this festival was held on hydrangea road. Kisai Hydrangea Festival 2023 There are several places you can see hydrangea in Kazo City. But the Kisai area is particularly renownedRead More →