Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center ›› More
22nd - 24th June, 2018 | at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Yukata Matsuri (Japanese summer kimono) at Himeji, Hyogo ›› More
22nd - 24th June, 2018 | Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hozuki Ichi (ground cherry fair), at Atago-jinja Shrine, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
23rd & 24th June, 2018 | at Atago-jinja Shrine, Minato-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Izawano-miya Otaue-sai, Rice-planting Rites at Izawano-miya Shrine, Isobe-cho, Shima, Mie ›› More
24th June, 2018 | Izawano-miya Shrine, Isobe-cho, Shima, Mie   ›› 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 Iris Festival at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref. ›› More
26th May - 24th June, 2018 | at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi ›› More
15th June - 8th July, 2018 | Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi ›› More
17th June - 29th July, 2018 | Toyota City, Aichi   ›› official website

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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August, Hazuki (葉月, "Month of Leaves")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in August
11th August  [yama-no-hi] Mountain Day is intended “to give opportunities to get close to mountains and to appreciate the benefits of mountains”
mid-August Obon (Festival of the Dead) Annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors . .  ›› read more

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September, Nagatsuki (長月, "The Long Month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in September
15th September  [keiro no hi] Respect for the elderly and longevity are celebrated on this national holiday.
23rd September  [Autum Equinox Day] Graves are visited during the week (ohigan) of the Equinox Day.

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October, Kannazuki (神無月, "Month of the Gods")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in October
Second Monday of October [Health and Sports Day (taiiku no hi)] Respect for the elderly and longevity are celebrated on this national holiday.

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