Festivals of Japan : Traditional performing arts

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Feb.19 - Apr.2

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Mar.3

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Mar.30

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Apr.1 - May.7

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

Early April

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

Every year on the second Sunday of April

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Mid April

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Apr.13 - Apr.16

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

Every year from April 29 to May 5

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

May.1 - Late May (tentative)

Tomonoura, Sea Bream Net-fishing

Hiroshima

May.3 - May.5

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Every year on the Saturday and Sunday before May 15th.

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Three days around July 7th every year

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Kanagawa

Jul.14 - Jul.16 (Autumn Festival: Oct.13 - Oct.15)

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Last Saturday to Monday in July (July.29.2017 - July.31.2017)

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

2017/08/02 - 2017/08/07 (August 1 is the festival eve)

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

The first Saturday of August every year (festival eve is on Friday)

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Mid August. 2017

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Aug.14 - Aug.16

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori

Okayama

Late August

Kuzuryu Festival 2017 Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Sep.1 - Sep.3

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

The three-day period from the third Friday to Sunday in September

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Oct.8 - Oct.10

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

The Sunday before Health and Sports Day every year

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Oct.8

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Oct.29

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Nov.2 - Nov.3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

Jan.7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Jan.15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

Feb.10 - Feb.11

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

Mid February

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Feb.23 - Mar.4

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

May 2018 (Golden Week)

Heartland Kurashiki

Okayama

Mid October

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

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