Events in Japan

December - 12 : Jyuni-gatsu

Events in Japan

From the end of November to 11th of December, a series of shrine rituals is held at Hikawa-jinja Shrine in Omiya, one of the largest shrine in Saitama prefecture. On 10th of December, a traditional market called Tokaichi (means "the market on 10th" in Japanese) is annually held at the shrine where about 1000 stalls will stand.

A traditional market held every 15th of December in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture. Hundreds of stalls will line the street between Kawaguchi station and the shrine.

In Japan, there is a traditional custom which is to take a Yuzuyu bath ゆず湯 (hot citron bath) on the winter solstice, and most of Sento 銭湯 (Public Bathing Facilities) offer special Yuzuyu bathing at the regular fee on the day.

An exhibition held to promote towns and villages throughout Japan.The participating towns/villages will present and sell their special local food and products at their booth. On the stage, folk entertainments will be performed. Admission is free.

A small exhibition to promote traditional arts and crafts created in Adachi-ku of Tokyo 23 Wards. The exhibits include Hocho cooking knives, Bonsai scissors, Sterling silver flatware, Dolls in kimono, and ebony crafts.

A year-end market held at Nihonbashi, a historic wholesale district in Tokyo. Though this market is mainly to sell New Year's decorations, wholesalers also join the market and hold special sales of foods, clothes and more.

A traditional market with a history over 400 years, more than 700 stalls line in the streets. There is the Daikan-yashiki 代官屋敷, a former residence of the local governor (Samurai house) near the market place.