Events in Japan

June - 7 :  Shichi-gatsu

Events in Japan

Naritasan Gion is a religious festival held at Naritasan Temple and the nearby area in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. With a history of over 300 years, this traditional festival takes place annually in summer, in the hope of bountiful crops, the welfare of its people and dreams to come true. The highlight of the festival is parading of gorgeously decorated floats and people in traditional dress.

During the 3-day festival, various events  are staged on streets in Sawara old town, featuring parading of Dashi floats decorated with giant Samurai dolls, accompanying of traditional festival music "Sawara-bayashi"

One of the largest cosplay events held in Japan. Cosplayers from over 30 countries join this event and compete for the championship. 

A local dance festival held at Nishiarai-daishi Temmple. Yosakoi is an advanced folk dance originally started in Kouchi in Shikoku Island. The feature of Yosakoi dance is to dance lively in a group. During this festival, 20 dancing teams will perform Yosakoi dance in front of Nishiarai-daishi Temple building. 

Kappabashi Street is a shopping street with a number of stores handling cooking utensils, where many tourists visit as the street is near Asakusa, one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. During the festival, bamboos with colourful wishing paper are decorated in the street, and various folk arts are performed on the weekend.

An exhibition to promote traditional arts and crafts created in Arakawa Word, Tokyo. About 70 master craftsmen participate in this exhibition. Hands-on workshops will also put on by some of the artists.

Hozuki(Japanese lantern plant) Market is held and traditional Japanese folk dance is performed on the streets.