Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Izushi hatsu-uma Taisai (Spring Festival), Toyooka, Hyogo
16th - 18th March, 2018 | at Ariko-yama Inari Jinja, Toyooka, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image Sagicho Matsuri, Oumi-Hachiman, Shiga  ›› More
17th - 18th March, 2018 | at Himure Hachimangu Shrine, Shiga    ›› official website

Image Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi  ›› More
17th & 18th March, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd April and 3rd - 4th May 2018 | in Handa City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Jigen-e (Gold Dragon Festival) at Asakusa-Kannon, Tokyo  ›› More
18th March, 2018 | at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Osaka Nippombashi Street Festa 2018 ›› More
18th March, 2018 | Den Den Town, Nipponnbashi, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Gaun Gaun Festival, Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima ›› More
18th March, 2018 | at Fukada Shrine, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima   ›› official website

Image Tarou Tarou Matsuri (Spring Festival), Kagoshima Pref.  ›› More
20th March, 2018 | at Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima   ›› official website

Image Kansai Collection 2018 Spring & Summer ›› More
21st March, 2018 | Osaka    ›› official website

Image Otaue-matsuri (Rice Planting Ritual), Kunisaki, Oita  ›› More
21st March, 2018 | at Morotayama Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita   ›› official website

Image All Japan Ceramic Wares Market, Marin Messe, Fukuoka
21st - 25th March, 2018 | at Marin Messe, Fukuoka Pref.    ›› official website

Image Anime Japan 2018, at the Tokyo Big Sight  ›› More
22nd - 25th March, 2018 | at the Tokyo Big Sight    ›› official website

Image Washu (Japanese Sake) Fes - Japanese Sake; Wine Festival in Nakameguro, Tokyo
24th - 25th March 2018 | Nakameguro, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Nishinosita Shishimai (Lion Dance), Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba ›› More
24th & 25th March, 2018 | Kuju-kuri Town, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Nouji Spring Festival, Mihara, Hiroshima  ›› More
24th & 25th March, 2018 | Mihara City, Hiroshima    ›› official website

Image Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom), Tokyo ›› More
24th March - 11th April, 2018 | Koto-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island ›› More
28th January - 25th March, 2018 | Oshima island, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Higashiyama Hanatōro (flower & light RD), Kyoto  ›› More
9th - 18th March, 2018 | Higashiyama, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Light Up on Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto ›› More
9th - 18th March, and 25th March - 9th April, 2018 | at Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image March Grand Sumo Tournament, Osaka  ›› More
11th - 25th March, 2018 | at Edion Arena, Osaka     ›› official website

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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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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