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Sansa Odori : THE Summer Festival of Morioka

Jul 16, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Mention the name, ‘Sansa,’ and many people will inevitably think of the character Sansa Stark from, ‘Game of Thrones.’ The word, ‘Sansa,’ in Morioka, however, is all about dancing and...[ Click to read more ]

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Gero’s Ryujin Fire Festival in Gifu

Jul 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While sitting in your air-conditioned room, sheltering from the humidity outside, perhaps the last thing that you would be thinking of doing is sinking into a nice hot bath. It...[ Click to read more ]

Understanding Japan: The Tanabata “Star Festival”

Jul 08, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Tanabata, also known as the 'Star Festival', is a popular summer event celebrated all over Japan. As the festival's name suggests (literally 'Evening of the Seventh'), it is held on...[ Click to read more ]

Great Japan Beer Festival Nagoya

Jul 03, 2019 By Admin

When I first arrived in Japan, I was somewhat disappointed by the perceived paucity of decent beer selections. It seemed that no matter where I went I could find nothing...[ Click to read more ]

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Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

Jul 02, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, commonly called Domatsuri, is the largest dance festival in the Nagoya/Chubu region, and involves dancers from all over Japan and abroad. This festival is one of the highlights of...[ Click to read more ]

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See the Best of Kansai’s Fireworks Displays

Jun 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

One of the most exciting aspects of Japanese summers is the multitude of dazzling fireworks displays to enjoy. Originally, fireworks (花火, ‘Hanabi’) were thought to help ward off evil spirits,...[ Click to read more ]

Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Jun 17, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Fireworks and summer festivals are arguably the best part of summertime in Japan, with days spent wearing yukata and jinbei traditional clothing while munching street food and nights spent outside...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Summer Fireworks Festivals – Hanabi 2019

Jun 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

For Brits like myself, fireworks displays conjure up memories of cold winter nights, huddling round bonfires and oohing and ahhing as both your breath and extremities freeze. While this is...[ Click to read more ]

July Festivals Around Nagoya and Beyond

Jun 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Though the air is getting hot and sticky and permanently filled with the perma-drone of cicadas, July is perhaps one of the best months in Japan (and not just because...[ Click to read more ]

Nostalgic Car Festival

May 20, 2019 By Admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out the Gulf Nagoya Nostalgic Car Festival, which features classic rides.  There are no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse,...[ Click to read more ]