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Two different events to enjoy in Japanese winter

Winter in Japan brings relief from the sweltering temperatures and the humidity of summer. Once the verdant leaves have fallen from the trees some areas of Japan become blanketed by snow. Winter also signals the time of the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. Celebrations and festivals are held across…

Don’t Miss Out on these Spectacular Autumn Festivals in Japan!

Japanese festivals (matsuri) are celebrated all year round in Japan and for many different reasons and occasions. Originally matsuri evolved as part of the native Shinto religion and is still widely and routinely celebrated all across Japan and is usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple. Autumn is a splendid time in Japan when…

The 3 Biggest Summer Festivals of Japan

Matsuri are conducted year round in Japan and are celebrated for many different reasons. Originally matsuri were religious celebrations to pray to the Gods for a good harvest or to ward of disasters such as earthquakes or fire. Today matsuri are still widely celebrated across the whole of Japan but are more than just religious…

Gekidan Shiki Lion King Show celebrates 10,000th performance!

From its first show in 1998, 16 years, seven months and 10 million guests later, the Gekidan Shiki rendition of the Disney classic Lion King number of performances has reached 10000 on July 15th. This is a feat never achieved by any other theatre production here in Japan. Lion King has been shown at five…

Tanabata Festival Celebration Differences: Tokyo, Osaka, and Sendai

Tanabata festival is one of the Japanese traditional festivals that are held every summer. Tanabata festival that is also well known as ‘star festival’ originally comes from Chinese “Qixi” festival. The date of this festival varies among the regions of the country. The festival usually held between July 7 – August 7 every year. enews.buddhistdoor.com/…

3 Recommended Japanese Summer Festivals

Did you miss the spring season? The Cherry Blossom festivals, the vast flower fields blooming across the country or the strawberry picking activities during that season? Well if you have booked your flight during summer, there is nothing to worry about because Japan’s summer festivities are just as fun as those of any other time…

The Naruto Exhibition in Tokyo and Osaka

Naruto – a wildly popular Japanese manga serial is written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. With over 700 chapters spanning no less than 15 years, it is no surprise that the exhibit is a huge hit. There are anime TV shows and a movie dedicated to the main character alone, not to mention a long-awaited…

The biggest Japanese marathons you should take part in!

Sport is one of the main activities that keep us healthy. There are a lot of types of sports, and one of the most popular and easy to do is running. It is a simple exercise, but it moves the entire body. Because of its popularity, some countries hold many competitions, one of them is…

3 Upcoming Japanese Summer Festivals

The Japanese festivals called Matsuri in Japanese are traditional festive and fun occasions where you can learn more about the culture and the traditions. The Matsuri normally are held by local shrines or temples. The Matsuri happen in every season and usually the ones which occur in summer or autumn are related to the rice…

“Kiku Matsuri” Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival

It’s hard to live in Japan without eventually knowing something about Kiku Matsuri (the Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival). All over the place you will see stalls of amazing flowers and wonder what they are in aid of. Kiku Flower The kiku (きく)flower was brought to Japan from China, and during the last few hundred years…