Events in Japan

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Hiratsuka, Préfecture de Kanagawa, Japon

HIRATSUKA TANABATA FESTIVAL, from 08-07-2012 to 12-07-2012

Also called the star festival, is held every july. The festival celebrates an old Japanese legend: one night each year. Orihime, the emperor of the galaxy's daughter, can meet her lover, whom the emperor had banished to the other side of the Milky Way. People mark...

2121DESIGNSIGHT, 107-0052, Japon


This exhibition features the collaborative work of Irving Penn and Issey Miyake put together under the direction of Miyake's trusted colleague, Midori Kitamura, who assisted in their collaborative process throughout. Its aim is to provide a unique window on this...


HANAMI, from 10-03-2012 to 01-05-2012

The hanami "look at the flowers" is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially the cherry blossoms. From late March or early April, sakura come into full bloom all over Japan. Today, the hanami often comes down to enjoy this season...

Okayama, Préfecture d'Okayama, Japon

EYO OR HADAKA MATSURI, from 18-02-2012 to 18-02-2012

This is one of the most original festivals in Japan, where 900 men clad only in loincloths fighting for ownership of sacred sticks of 4 cm in diameter and 20 cm long, the Shingi, launched into the crowd by a priest a window of the sanctuary. Whoever manages to get a...

Soen-Hassamu Dori, 063-0802, Japon

INTERNATIONAL ICE FESTIVAL IN SAPPORO, from 01-02-2012 to 07-02-2012

Odori Park in the center of the city of Sapporo, is transformed into a museum of snow on 1.5 km. Are pregnant in the Square presents the international competition of statues of snow where a dozen teams from around the world participate each year. The park is open...

Nara, Préfecture de Nara, Japon

ON-MATSURI FESTIVAL, from 15-12-2012 to 18-12-2012

Since the 12th century takes place in Kasuga Shrine, and more specifically Wakamiya-jinja shrine located on its premises, the Festival On-matsuri. It was organized for the first time during an epidemic to pray for the eradication of the scourge and the blessings of...

Minamisoma, Préfecture de Fukushima, Japon

SOMA NOMAOI, from 22-07-2011 to 25-07-2011

The region of Soma, is famous for its horse farms. Since 1000 years, a tribute was paid to them through the festival Soma-Nomaoi shrines around Ota and Odaka and sanctuary in the town of Nakamura Soma. This festival has been classified Although intangible Japanese...

Naka Ward, Nagoya, Préfecture d'Aichi, Japon

NAGOYA SUMO TOURNAMENT, from 08-07-2012 to 22-07-2012

A great Sumo tournament in Nagoya for a local and traditional experience.

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japon

SANJA MATSURI ASAKUSA, from 17-05-2012 to 20-05-2012

Sanja Matsuri is without doubt the festival that symbolizes Tokyo and one of the three major festivals mikoshi (portable shrines). It takes place in Asakusa, a district of the capital where one can still find traditional houses and streets. Each year, visitors flock...

Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Préfecture de Kyoto, Japon

MIFUNE MATSURI, from 20-05-2012 to 20-05-2012

Twenty sail boats on the river Oigawa, in the district of Arashiyama reproducing a water festival millennium. Every year we see a show full of grace. This event originated in a reception ceremony of the Emperor when he came to visit this place. After a ritual...

Nikko, Préfecture de Tochigi, Japon

SHUNKI REITAISAI - GREAT SPRING FESTIVAL, from 17-05-2012 to 18-05-2012

The highlight of this festival is the procession called Hyakumono Zoro-Sennin Gyoretsu representing some 1 000 men dressed as samurai warriors in the 18th century. The Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage of Unesco, is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the...

Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japon

KANDA MATSURI, from 10-05-2012 to 17-05-2012

Kanda Matsuri in addition to being one of the most famous festivals in Tokyo is also one of the three biggest festivals in Japan. Under the protection of the shogun during the Edo period (1603-1867), the festival was also called Tenka Matsuri (Tenka meaning shogun)....

Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Préfecture de Kyoto, Japon

AOI MATSURI, from 15-05-2012 to 15-05-2012

Some 500 people dressed in splendid costumes and makeup old traditional way march through the main streets of Kyoto. Aoi Matsuri festival called this because the leaves of aoi (hollyhock) are used not only as decorative motifs on the costumes, ornaments but also as...

Nagara River

UKAI - CORMORANT FISHING, from 11-05-2012 to 15-10-2012

Ukai is a fishing method to catch small trout with Japanese seabird called u (cormorants) Nagaragawa River, known for its clear water, in the prefecture of Gifu. Master trainers, dressed in ancient costumes, handle between 10 and 12 wild cormorants to catch fish...

Nakatajima Sand Dunes

TAKOAGE GASSEN - KITESURF FIGHTING, from 03-05-2012 to 04-05-2012

Over a hundred kites are launched into the sky above the dunes Nakatajima, one of the three largest sand dunes in Japan, facing the sea Enshunada. Here you can see very large kites of 4 meters by 4 meters. The sound of trumpets, the fighting began. Interlocking...

Fukuoka, Préfecture de Fukuoka, Japon

HAKATA DONKATU FESTIVAL, from 03-05-2012 to 04-05-2012

For the festival Donkatu Hakata, the inhabitants of the city are incredible Hakata v ^ Wear before marching in the streets, slamming into the rhythm of shamoji quadrilles or start in different parts of the city. The shamoji is a kind of wooden spoon used for serving...

Aso Choei Toll Rd, Japon


The fire festival of Aso is held annually during the month of March in the region of Mount Aso, on the island of Kyushu. We practice no-yaki is to say, burning to regenerate pasture grasses. But the main event is the Dai Himonjiyaki, which takes place on the...


KASUGA MATSURI, from 13-03-2012 to 13-03-2012

Kasuga Matsuri festival is one of the three great imperial festivals. Its ritual had begun during the reign of Emperor Montoku (mid-ninth century). An emissary of the Emperor is sent to make offerings to the deity of the place and invite sharing. Many Shinto...

Japon?630-8587 Préfecture de NaraNara, Zoshicho, 406-1 Todai-ji

OMIZUTORI FESTIVAL, from 01-03-2012 to 14-03-2012

For 14 days, the monks of Todaiji temple, famous for its huge Buddha statue, confess their sins before the statue of Kannon with 11 faces being in the building Nigatsu-do and pray for world peace and prosperity of the crops . This ritual, also called the Shuni-e,...

Takayama, Préfecture de Gifu, Japon

TAKAYAMA FESTIVAL, from 14-04-2012 to 15-04-2012

The Takayama festival held at Hie Jinja Shrine, Shiroyama, the city of Takayama. It is considered the most beautiful festival in Japan. A parade involving more than 1000 people is staged, making you back in time to 15th century thanks to the magnificent costumes and...

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