Bon Festival

Obon: The Week You Should Avoid When Planning a Trip in Japan

O-Bon Season O-bon usually takes place during August 13th to 16th every year. O-bon is the time for the Japanese to commemorate their ancestors’ spirits. It is said that the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their living relatives. Traditionally, lanterns made from traditional Japanese paper are hung at the door…

Obon: The Festival of Honouring Ancestors’ Spirits

Obon is the festival celebrated in Japan in mid-August, on the 15th. But the Obon festival season lasts for a few days, from the 13th to the 17th of the month, but different areas of Japan celebrate this festival on different days. It is the day to remember and honour the spirits of the ancestors.…

The10 Annual Celebrated Events in Japan

Whether you want maximize your travel experience or you just want to stock some knowledge in the pocket of your head, it is good to know the annual events of a country we want to visit. Annual events in Japan is called Nenchuu Gyooji 年中行事. Below is a list of holidays and events celebrated all…

The Floating Lanterns on the Sumida River

Tōrō Nagashi Ceremony The light of lanterns floating on the water of Sumida-gawa illuminating the dark pool of the river makes an ease atmosphere. This beautiful scenery takes place every year during what the Japanese call the Tōrō Nagashi. Tōrō Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony or a symbol of summer celebrating by releasing the…