Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Roses & Gardening Show at Seibu Dome, Saitama ›› More
18th - 23rd May, 2018 | at Seibu Dome, Saitama   ›› official web

Image Sakata Matsuri (Big Shishi Float), Sakata, Yamagata ›› More
19th - 21st May, 2018 | Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mikuni Matsuri (doll float), Mikuni Town, Sakai, Fukui ›› More
19th - 21st May, 2018 | Mikuni Town, Sakai City, Fukui Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hanazono-jinja Reitaisai at Hanazono-jinja Shrine and others, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo ›› More
25th - 28th May, 2018 | Hanazono-jinja Shrine and others, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Yushima Tenjin Sai at Yushima Tenjin Shrine and others, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo ›› More
26th & 27th May, 2018 | Yushima Tenjin Shrine and others, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Tokyo Minato Festival at Harumi wharf, Tokyo ›› More
26th & 27th May, 2018 | at Harumi wharf, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Aion Pe-Ron Matsuri (fireworks & festival), Aioi, Hyogo ›› More
26th & 27th May, 2018 | Aioi City, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Iris Festival at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref. ›› More
26th May - 24th June, 2018 | at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yabusame Spring at Furudono Town, Fukushima ›› More
27th May, 2018 | at Furudono Town, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official web

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
27th May, 2018 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Kamo River Summer Terrace beside Kamo River, Kyoto ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2018 | Kamo River, Kyoto  ›› official website

Image Fukiagehama Sand Festival, Minami Satsuma, Kagoshima ›› More
3rd - 27th May, 2018 | Minami Satsuma, Kagoshima   ›› official web

Image May Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo  ›› More
13th - 27th May, 2018 | at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo     ›› official website

May, Satsuki (皐月, "Early-rice-planting Month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in May
3rd May  [Constitution Day] On this day in 1947, the new post war constitution was put into effect.
4th May  [Greenery Day] Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on April 29, the birthday of former Emperor Showa. The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature. Before being declared Greenery Day, May 4 used to be a national holiday due to a law, which declares a day, that falls between two national holidays, a national holiday.
5th May  [Children's Day] Celebrated throughout the nation with families displaying samurai . . .  Check the schedule of this month …

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June, Minazuki (水無月, "Month of Water")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in June
June  [Rainy Season (Tsuyu)] Early summer, most parts of Japan in a rainy season, so called tsuyu . . .  ›› read more

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