Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival, Kanazawa, Ishikawa ›› More
May 31st - 2nd June, 2019 | Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kifune Matsuri at Kifune Jinja Shrine, Kyoto ›› More
1st June, 2019 | Kifune Jinja Shrine, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Ise-ebi Matsuri (Lobster Fair), Shima, Mie ›› More
1st June, 2019 | Hamashima Marine Park, Shima City, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image Ritual Dance at Amataki Waterfall, Kokufu, Tottori ›› More
1st June, 2019 | at Amataki Waterfall, Kokufu, Tottori   ›› official website

Image Tohoku Kizunamatsuri Festival 2019, Fukushima ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | in Fukushima   ›› official website

Image Yokohama Port Festival, Kanagawa Pref. ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Enshu Hamakita Hiryu Matsuri (kite festival), Shizuoka ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Shogawa Tourist Festival, Tonami City, Toyama Pref. ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | in Tonami City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kyoto Takigi Noh at Heian Shrine in Kyoto ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | at Heian Shrine in Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Fire River; First day of climbing season at Mt. Daisen, Tottori ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | at Mt. Daisen, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yobuko Outsunahiki (big tug pull), Karatsu, Saga ›› More
1st & 2nd June, 2019 | Karatsu City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hanadaue (rice plant ceremony), Kita-Hiroshima, Hiroshima ›› More
2nd June, 2019 | at Mibujinja shrine, Kita-Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima   ›› official website

Image Oshikuragou (boat race in Japanese style), Hagi, Yamaguchi ›› More
2nd June, 2019 | at Tamaeura Harbor, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kashima Gatalympic in Kashima City, Saga Pref. ›› More
2nd June, 2019 | in Kashima City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Seppetobe (Dance in Mud Rice Field), Hioki City, Kagoshima ›› More
2nd June, 2019 | Hioki City, Kagoshima Pref.   ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto ›› More
20th April - 14th June, 2019 | Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kamo River Summer Terrace beside Kamo River, Kyoto ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2019 | Kamo River, Kyoto  ›› official website

Image ‘Timber’ rafting on Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama Pref. ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2019 | Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama  ›› official website

Image Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) on Nagara River, Gifu ›› More
11th May - 15th October, 2019 | on the Nagara River, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Iris Festival at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref. ›› More
25th May - 23rd June, 2019 | at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Art Exhibition

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

Image Exhibition of Entertainments from Edo Era, at Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido ›› More
12th April - 19th June, 2019 | Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido ›› official website

Image The Human Body as a Microcosm: Art, Anatomy and Astrology at Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo ›› More
20th April - 27th June, 2019 | Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo ›› official website

Image nendo × Suntory Museum of Art, information or inspiration? at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo ›› More
27th April - 2nd June, 2019 | SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, 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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July, Fumizuki (文月, "Month of Books")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in July
7th July  [Tanabata Festival] celebrated nationwide with people writing their wishes on strips of colored paper or origami, which they attach . . .  ›› read more
Third Monday of July  [Ocean Day] A recently introduced national holiday to celebrate the ocean. The day marks the return of Emperor Meiji from a boat trip to Hokkaido in 1876.

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