Festivals of Japan : Traditional performing arts

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

Apr.1 - May.7

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

Apr.13 - Apr.16

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

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

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

Late August

Kuzuryu Festival 2017 Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Sep.1 - Sep.3

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

Jan.7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Jan.15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

Feb.23 - Mar.4

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

Mid October

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Mid-February - Early April every year (tentative)

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Early March every year (tentative)

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Late March every year (tentative)

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Early April every year (tentative)

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

Early April every year (tentative)

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Mid-April every year (tentative)

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

Early May every year (tentative)

Heartland Kurashiki

Okayama

Early May - Late May every year (tentative)

Tomonoura, Sea Bream Net-fishing

Hiroshima

Early August every year (tentative)

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Early August every year (tentative)

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

Early August every year (tentative)

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Mid-August every year (tentative)

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori

Okayama

Late September every year (tentative)

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Early October every year (tentative)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Early October every year (tentative)

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Early October every year (tentative)

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Late October every year (tentative)

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Early November every year (tentative)

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

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