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.

Event Dates Late December every year (tentative)
Event Details December 31, 2019
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, Illumination, Fireworks

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

update: Oct.29.2019

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