Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image All Japan Ceramic Wares Market, Marin Messe, Fukuoka
20th - 24th March, 2019 | at Marin Messe, Fukuoka Pref.    ›› official website

Image Otaue-matsuri (Rice Planting Ritual), Kunisaki, Oita  ›› More
21st March, 2019 | at Morotayama Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita   ›› official website

Image Ueno Sakura Matsuri, Cherry Blossom Festival at Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21st March - 7th April, 2019 | at Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Bokutei Sakura Matsuri, Sumida Park, Sakurabashi Bridge and others, Sumida-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21st March - 10th April, 2019 | Sumida Park, Sakurabashi Bridge and others, Sumida-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Kan-ou-no-Yube at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› More
22nd - 31st March, 2019 | at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› official website

Image Nouji Spring Festival, Mihara, Hiroshima  ›› More
23rd & 24th March, 2019 | Mihara City, Hiroshima    ›› official website

Image Anime Japan 2019, at the Tokyo Big Sight  ›› More
23rd - 26th March, 2019 | at the Tokyo Big Sight    ›› official website

Image Chiyoda-no-Sakura Matsuri, Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
23rd March - 6th April, 2019 | Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom), Tokyo ›› More
23rd March - 7th April, 2019 | Koto-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Hachikenya Ohanami Festa at Temmabashi, Osaka  ›› More
Weekend during 23rd March - 14th April, 2019 | at Temmabashi River Front, Osaka  ›› official website

Image Goshikihime Fukkatsusai (Reborn of Princess), Iyo, Ehime  ›› More
24th March, 2019 | at Iyo City, Ehime    ›› official website

Image Momote-sai (Japanese Archery) at Okadaya, Ube, Yamaguchi ›› More
24th March, 2019 | at Okadaya Public Hall, Ube City, Yamaguchi   ›› official website

Image Dorouchi Matsuri (Mud throwing festival), Asakura, Fukuoka ›› More
24th March, 2019 | at Hosaka Aso Shrine, Asakura City, Fukuoka   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival - Hifuri-shinji (Shinto ritual), Aso-jinja Shrine, Aso, Kumamoto  ›› More
24th March, 2019 | at Aso-jinja Shrine, Aso, Kumamoto  ›› official website

Image HatsuUmaSai (Dancing Horse with colorful bell), Kagoshima ›› More
24th March, 2019 | Kirishima, Kagoshima    ›› official website

Image Shinki-sai (Taimatsu Matsuri) at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
25th March, 2019 | at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Yakushiji Shuni-e Hana-e-shiki, Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara  ›› More
25th March, 2019 | at Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara   ›› official website

Image Yakushiji Shuni-e Hana-e-shiki - Flower Offering Ceremony, Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara  ›› More
25th - 31st March, 2019 | Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara    ›› official website

Image Kitano Odori (Traditional Dance) by Kamishichiken, Kyoto  ›› More
25th March - 7th April, 2019 | by Kamishichiken Kabukikai, Kyoto   ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image The Kingdom of Light illumination, Nagasaki ›› More
20th October 2018 - 21st April, 2019 | Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki    ›› official web

Image Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island ›› More
27th January - 24th March, 2019 | Oshima island, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image March Grand Sumo Tournament, Osaka  ›› More
10th - 24th March, 2019 | at Edion Arena, Osaka     ›› official website

Image TOKYO HARUSAI; Spring Festival in Tokyo — Tokyo Opera Nomori 2019, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan & other places in Tokyo  ›› More
15th March - 14th April, 2019 | Tokyo Bunka Kaikan & other places in Tokyo ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image GIGA TOWN in TERA TOWN -a catalog of manga symbols by KONO FUMIYO, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› More
22nd November, 2018 - 2nd April, 2019 | Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› official website

Image HORIUTI Masakazu : Curious Minds, Joyful Forms, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Kanagawa ›› More
8th December, 2018 - 24th March, 2019 | The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Kanagawa ›› official website

Image Hiroshige UTAGAWA Exhibition at AKITA Museum of ART ›› More
12th January - 21st March, 2019 | AKITA Museum of ART ›› official website

Image THE PERPETUAL WORLD OF HOKUSAI, Mori Arts Center Gallery, Roppongi Hills, Minatoku, Tokyo ›› More
17th January - 24th March, 2019 | Mori Arts Center Gallery, Roppongi Hills, Minatoku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Kawanabe Kyosai: Nothing Escaped His Brush at The Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
6th February - 31st March, 2019 | Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Lineage of Eccentrics; The Miraculous World of Edo Painting at TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno Park, Tokyo ›› More
9th February - 7th April, 2019 | TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno Park, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions: Japanese Contemporary Art Here and Now! at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo ›› More
9th February - 26th May, 2019 | The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Art Miyagi 2019 at The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi ›› More
23rd February - 7th April, 2019 | The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi ›› official website

Image The Seven Lamps of The Art Museum at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hijiyama Park, Hiroshima ›› More
9th March - 26th May, 2019 | Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hijiyama Park, Hiroshima ›› official website

Image “Rainbow Artist”Ay-O Exhibition at Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano ›› More
16th March - 30th June, 2019 | Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano ›› official website

February, Kisaragi (如月, "Changing Clothes")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in February
3rd February  [Setsubun] The day's main event is the bean-scattering ceremony . . .  ›› read more
11th February  [Kenkoku Kinen no hi] Day for commemorating the founding of the nation and for fostering . . .  ›› read more

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March, Yayoi (弥生, "New Life")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in March
3rd March   [Hina Matsuri] Hina Matsuri or Doll Festival or Girl's Festival is celebrated on March 3 . . .  ›› read more
22nd March  [Shunbun no hi] Second Monday of January is national holiday of Coming-of-Age . . .  ›› read more

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April, Uzuki (卯月, "u-no-hana month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in April
8th April  [Hana Matsuri] 8th April is Buddha's Birthday, celebrated at all Buddhist temples in Japan by devotees placing flowers in the temples and sometimes pouring tea on Buddha's head.
29nd April  [Showa Day] April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day (see May 4) used to be celebrated on this day.
April 29 to May 5th  [Golden Week] Golden Week is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Many people take a week off from work and go on family vacations or overseas trips.

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