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Celebrate With the Locals at These 3 Japanese Festivals in Miyawaka, Fukuoka!

One of the best ways to learn about a town’s culture is through their festivals. From garments and rituals to dances and instruments, every little detail of the festival has its own meaning. Here are some of the festivals that you can experience in Fukuoka’s Miyawaka City (宮若市)! Miyawaka is one of the 28 cities…

The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…

Celebrate The Harbinger Of Spring: Katsuyama Sagicho Festival!

Katsuyama Sagicho is a unique festival held in Katsuyama city of Fukui prefecture in the last weekend of February to welcome spring. Let’s learn more about this fun-filled Japanese festival. The Festival youtube.com/ Katsuyama Sagicho is a 300-year-old festival started during the Ogasawara reign in the area. During the festival, 12 two-story wooden structures called…

Dondo Yaki Bonfire Event to Bring Success and Good Health into the New Year!

During the New Year in Japan, you’ll notice that a large number of people purchased ornaments for their homes. However, now that the New Year celebrations are over, you may be wondering what the Japanese will be doing with all the beautiful ornaments that were used? Decorations   Kadomatsu, Shimekazari and Kagami mochi are the…