Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image TECHNO-FRONTIER 2019, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  ›› More
17th - 19th April, 2019 | Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› official website

Image Okoshi Daiko (Furukawa Festival), Hida City, Gifu ›› More
19th - 20th April, 2019 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Japan Flower & Garden Show at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa ›› More
19th - 21st April, 2019 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yokohama Antique Fair at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa
19th - 21st April, 2019 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri (Dance Festa),Amakusa, Nagasaki  ›› More
19th - 21st April, 2019 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Asakusa Yabusame at Sumida park, Tokyo ›› More
20th April, 2019 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Taishi Shotoe festival of lights, at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› More
20th April, 2019 | Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› official web

Image Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi ›› More
20th & 21st April, 2019 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture    ›› official website

Image Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo ›› More
20th & 21st April, 2019 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Earth Day Tokyo at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
20th & 21st April, 2019 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› official web

Image Seto Toso Matsuri (China Ware Market), Aichi ›› More
20th & 21st April, 2019 | at Seto City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Sale Event of Tobe-yaki pottery, Ehime  ›› More
20th & 21st April, 2019 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Aomori ›› More
20th April - 6th May, 2019 | Hirosaki, Aomori    ›› official website

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 Bunsui Oiran Dochu (ladies parade), Tsubame City, Niigata ›› More
21st April, 2019 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Negi-no-mai, Tenso-jinja Shrine, Ota-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21th April, 2019 | at Tenso-jinja Shrine, Ota-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
21st April, 2019 | at Nagoya City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Kutami Matsuri (dolls on float parade), Yaotsu, Gifu ›› More
21st April, 2019 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hanamorisai (flower festival) at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama ›› More
21st April, 2019 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Renge-e-mai (Kabuki dance), Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane  ›› More
21th April, 2019 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane   ›› official website

Image Yasukuni-jinja Shunki Reitaisai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21th - 23rd April, 2019 | at Yasukuni-jinja, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Japan Hobby Show 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
25th - 27th April, 2019 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

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 Miyako Odori (Traditional Spring Dance), at Gion, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 30th April, 2019 | at Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official web

Art Exhibition

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 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

Image Ito Jakuchu Exhibition at Fukushima Prefectual Art Museum ›› More
26th March - 6th May, 2019 | Fukushima Prefectual Art Museum ›› official website

Image Byobu Roman; Exosic Stand Wall, at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art ›› More
2nd April - 6th May, 2019 | Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art ›› 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 KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival ›› More
13th April - 12th May, 2019 | the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, in a style that is unique in Asia ›› official website

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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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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