Festivals of Japan

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

New Year Memorial Ceremony - Shimane

Starting at 23:55 and for five minutes before the New Year, 108 men and women who were born in the year with the same Chinese zodiac sign pull a red and white rope on a one-year sand clock to mark the start of the New Year. On stage, there is live music and a bingo contest. When the clock strikes midnight, there is a display of approximately 1,000 fireworks. Winter fireworks are unusual, but the flowers that bloom in the cold sky are beautiful.

Date Late December every year (tentative)
Time 21:30
Official site http://www.sandmuseum.jp/
Location (venue) Nima Sand Museum
Address 975 Amagouchi, Nima-cho, Oda-shi, Shimane
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Region Chugoku
Category Fireworks, Illumination

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Aug.10.2018

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