Events in Japan
September - 9 : Ku-gatsu
Marking the 160-year anniversary of Utagawa Hiroshige's death, one-day exhibition will be held at Togakuji Temple where his grave lies.
One of the largest international tourism events in Japan, will be an all-encompassing event showcasing the many facets of travel and the creative and varied lifestyle information and trends.
The origin of this festival is a ginger market held about 1000 years ago. The highlight will be on Saturday and Sunday during the festival period, includes a traditional dance at Shiba-daijingu Shrine and Mikoshi carrying parade. Many food stalls will line the streets there.
Founded more than 1000 years ago, Hikawa-jinja Shrine is a historical shrine lies in a very central area of Tokyo, surrounded by modern buildings. During this festival, large doll floats and Mikoshi(miniature shrine) will parade around the streets in Akasaka town.
Nezu-jinja Shrine is a historic shrine founded 1900 years ago, lies in Ya-ne-sen (Yanaka Nezu Sendagi) area known as a tourist spot off the beaten path. During this festival, Mikoshi parade and the traditional dance will be performed.
Fire Walking or Hiwatari is a ceremony where prayers walk through over burning small pieces of wood "Gomaki" in the hope of welfare of its people and dreams to come true.
A traditional performing arts festival held in Narita City. Performers from the city and other regions in Japan will take part to show their traditional dance and music. Yuru-chara mascot characters will also gather around.
A 90 years-old museum hotel in Meguro, Tokyo, knowns for stunning design of interiors, holds an artistic floral arrangement show.
This event takes place at Yushima, an old town in Bunkyo-ku ward, has streets where cats often walk around at a leisurely pace. During this 20-day event, 13 shops and cafes in the area will offer specials all related to cats or Neco.
A food fair held at Ebisu Garden Place in Shibuya. Four of the cities in northern greater Tokyo (Kitakan) take part to sell fresh vegetables and their local specialties; Japanese pickles, sweets, Sake, Natto, sausages, cheeses and more. During the event music performances will be on stage.
Yabusame is the art of shooting arrows on horseback, performed as a traditional ceremony that derives from horse riding exercises for Samurai warriors.
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