Hiroshima Festivals

Yokogawa: Where Old and New Meet in Hiroshima

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Historically, Yokogawa is the old Shitamachi and before the second world war was Hiroshima's commercial business district. The post-war reconstruction shifted most commercial and retail activity to Naka -ku (ward)...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Ebisuko Festival 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Across Japan, Ebisu is one of Shinto’s most popular deities. Deaf and lame, and always laughing (hence the Japanese term ‘ebisugao’ for a smiling face) Ebisu is the god of...[ Click to read more ]

Rice Planting Events in Hiroshima

May 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

I always recommend venturing out of the city if you can. Rural Hiroshima Prefecture is a knockout, and this is a wonderful time of year. The spring foliage still shows...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Toukasan Festival

May 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

For four hundred years, Hiroshima’s Toukasan festival has marked the arrival of summer for locals. Stretching over three days on the first weekend in June, the festival is officially in...[ Click to read more ]

Saijo: The Home of Sake in Hiroshima Prefecture

Oct 17, 2016 By Jade Brischke

[spacer height="1px"]Hiroshima, or more precisely, Saijo, is known as one of the best sake brewing areas in the whole of Japan. Located in the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture, approximately...[ Click to read more ]