April 2017 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Matsue Musha Gyoretsu (Samurai Parade), Matsue, Shimane ›› More
1st April, 2017 | Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nippon Craft Beer Festival at Sumida Riverside Hall, Tokyo  ›› More
1st & 2nd April, 2017 | Sumida Riverside Hall, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image DOUSAN Matsuri (Saito Dousan Festival), Gifu ›› More
1st & 2nd April, 2017 | at Gifu City, Gifu   ›› official web

Image Japan Flower & Garden Show at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa ›› More
1st - 3rd April, 2017 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Spring Sale of Imari Porcelain at Imari City, Saga Pref.  ›› More
1st - 5th April, 2017 | at Imari City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Miyako Odori (Traditional Spring Dance), at Gion, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 30th April, 2017 | at Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus), Kawasaki ›› More
2nd April, 2017 | at the Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref.  ›› official web

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
2nd April, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hida Ikibina Matsuri (Live Hina-Doll), Takayama, Gifu ›› More
3rd April, 2017 | at Takayama City, Gifu   ›› official web

Image Ose Matsuri (Fishermen's Festival), Numazu, Shizuoka ›› More
4th April, 2017 | at Uchiura fishing port, Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official web

Image Hikiyama Matsuri (Wajima-lacquer float parade), Ishikawa ›› More
4th - 6th April, 2017 | at Wajima City, Ishikawa   ›› official web

Image Watarase Baloon Race at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi ›› More
7th - 9th April, 2017 | at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi   ›› official web

Image Shingen-kou Matsuri (Takeda SHINGEN), Kohfu, Yamanashi ›› More
7th - 9th April, 2017 | at Kohfu City, Yamanashi   ›› official web

Image Spring Festival at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara ›› More
7th - 9th April, 2017 | at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara   ›› official web

Image Tezikara-no-Himatsuri (fire festival) at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu ›› More
8th April, 2017 | at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Ohanami Taiko (Japanese Drum) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo ›› More
8th April, 2017 | at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Mino Matsuri (flower float parade), Mino City, Gifu ›› More
8th - 9th April, 2017 | at Mino City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2017 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
8th, 9th April at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo | 22nd, 23rd April at Sannomaru Square, Fukuoka | 17th, 18h June at Redbrick Square, Sapporo ›› official web

Image Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi ›› More
9th April, 2017 | at Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Kamakura Matsuri (Parade, Dance & Yabusame), Kanagawa ›› More
9th - 16th April, 2017 | at Kamakura City, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Itoigawa Kenka Matsuri (float crash battle), Niigata ›› More
10th & 11th April, 2017 | at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Sanno Festival at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu, Shiga ›› More
12th - 14th April, 2017 | at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official web

Image Sanno Matsuri at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama, Gifu ›› More
14th - 15th April, 2017 | at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri (Dance Festa),Amakusa, Nagasaki  ›› More
14th - 16th April, 2017 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yahiko Yukake Matsuri (Hot Water Festival), Niigata ›› More
15th April, 2017 | at Yahiko Village, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Asakusa Yabusame at Sumida park, Tokyo ›› More
15th April, 2017 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
15th April, 2017 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Toka-sai (spring dance festival), Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima  ›› More
15th April, 2017 | at Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima  ›› More
15th April, 2017 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima  ›› official website

Image Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo ›› More
15th & 16th April, 2017 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi ›› More
15th & 16th April, 2017 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture    ›› official website

Image Seto Toso Matsuri (China Ware Market), Aichi ›› More
15th & 16th April, 2017 | at Seto City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Ohashirisan (mikoshi-portable shrine- run), Yabu, Hyogo  ›› More
15th & 16th April, 2017 | at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Sale Event of Tobe-yaki pottery, Ehime  ›› More
15th & 16th April, 2017 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Bunsui Oiran Dochu (ladies parade), Tsubame City, Niigata ›› More
16th April, 2017 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Action Event as Samurai Buttle of Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi ›› More
16th April, 2017 | at Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi    ›› official website

Image Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
16th April, 2017 | at Nagoya City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Kutami Matsuri (dolls on float parade), Yaotsu, Gifu ›› More
16th April, 2017 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Marumage Matsuri (parade with old hair stayle), Toyama ›› More
17th April, 2017 | at Himi City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official web

Image Hanamorisai (flower festival) at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama ›› More
17th April, 2017 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Okoshi Daiko (Furukawa Festival), Hida City, Gifu ›› More
19th - 20th April, 2017 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image TECHNO-FRONTIER 2017, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  ›› More
19th - 21st April, 2017 | Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› official website

Image Negi-no-mai, Tenso-jinja Shrine, Ota-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21th April, 2017 | at Tenso-jinja Shrine, Ota-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Renge-e-mai (Kabuki dance), Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane  ›› More
21th April, 2017 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane   ›› official website

Image Yasukuni-jinja Shunki Reitaisai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21th - 23rd April, 2017 | at Yasukuni-jinja, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Yokohama Antique Fair at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa
21st - 23rd April, 2017 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref. ›› More
22nd April, 2017 | at Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Haru-no Sado Geino-sai - Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island, Niigata ›› More
22nd & 23rd April, 2017 | Sado Island, Niigata   ›› official web

Image Flower Dream 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
22nd & 23rd April, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Earth Day Tokyo at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
22nd & 23rd April, 2017 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› official web

Image Taishi Shotoe festival of lights, at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› More
22nd & 23rd April, 2017 | Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› official web

Image Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Aomori ›› More
22nd April - 7th May, 2017 | Hirosaki, Aomori    ›› official website

Image Noshiro Takoage Taikai (flying kite event), Noshiro, Akita ›› More
23rd April, 2017 | Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Japan Hobby Show 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
27th - 29th April, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Shunki Kagura Sai - Spring Festival, at Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie ›› More
28th - 30th April, 2017 | Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie   ›› official web

Image Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto ›› More
28th April - 15th May, 2017 | Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kyokusui-no-en (poem writing), Jonangu, Fushimiku, Kyoto  ›› More
29th April, 2017 | at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Hayama Matsuri, Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki  ›› More
29th April, 2017 | Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki ›› official website

Image Manmos Flea Market at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi Pref.
29th & 30th April, 2017 | at Nagoya Dome, Aichi   ›› official web

Image Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata ›› More
29th April - 3rd May, 2017 | Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo ›› More
29th April - 3rd May, 2017 | at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Kasama-no-Toensai (Himatsuri), Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2017 | Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki   ›› official web

Image Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2017 | Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2017 | Arita, Saga    ›› official web

Image Takaoka Mikuruyama (Float Parade), Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
30th April - 1st May, 2017 | at Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official web

Events continued from previous month

Image Sagamiko Light Tunnel, Pleasure Forest, Kanagawa ›› More
22nd October, 2016 - 9th April, 2017 | Kanagawa    ›› official web

Image Light Up on Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto ›› More
3rd - 12th March, and 25th March - 9th April, 2017 | at Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi  ›› More
18th & 19th March, 8th - 9th & 15th - 16th April, 3rd - 4th May 2017 | in Handa City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Chiyoda-no-Sakura Matsuri, Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
31st March - 2nd April, 2017 | Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kitano Odori (Traditional Dance) by Kamishichiken, Kyoto  ›› More
25th March - 7th April, 2017 | by Kamishichiken Kabukikai, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kan-ou-no-Yube at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› More
25th March - 2nd April, 2017 | at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› official website

Image Hachikenya Ohanami Festa at Temmabashi, Osaka  ›› More
25th March - 16th April, 2017 | at Temmabashi River Front, Osaka  ›› official website

Image Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom), Tokyo ›› More
25th March - 9th April, 2017 | Koto-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Interpets 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
30th March - 2nd April, 2017 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image DAVID BOWIE is Now, at Warehouse TERRADA G1 Building, Higashi-Shinagawa, Tokyo ›› More
8th January - 9th April, 2017 | Warehouse TERRADA G1 Building, Higashi-Shinagawa, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Katsuichi KABASHIMA Collection at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
15th January - 9th April, 2017 | Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum  ›› official website

Image N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey at the Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo ›› More
4th February - 11th June, 2017 | Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Exhibition "ATHLETE", 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Akasaka, Tokyo ›› More
17th February - 4th June, 2017 | 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Akasaka, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image YAYOI KUSAMA: My Eternal Soul at The National Art Center Tokyo ›› More
22nd February - 22nd May, 2017 | The National Art Center Tokyo  ›› official website

Image ITOSHIKIMONO-HE, Exhibition of Shiotani Teiko, at Shimane Art Museum ›› More
6th March - 8th May, 2017 | Shimane Art Museum  ›› official website

Image HIROSHIGE VIVID, at Niigata City Art Museum ›› More
18th March - 21st May, 2017 | Niigata City Art Museum  ›› official website

Image The Legacy of EXPO '70; Archtecture of Osaka Expo 1970 at the EXPO '70 pavillion, Suita, Osaka ›› More
25th March - 4th July, 2017 | EXPO '70 pavillion, Suita, Osaka  ›› official website

Image Sesson - A Singular Painter -, at Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo ›› More
28th March - 21st May, 2017 | Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image MAKI-E: A Kaleidoscope of the Japanese Aesthetic — Discovering by Monocle the Beauty Underlying the Beauty of Lacquer Art — at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Hachiouji, Tokyo ›› More
1st April - 2nd July, 2017 | Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Hachiouji, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Wood X Statue of Buddha, at Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts ›› More
8th April - 4th June, 2017 | Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts  ›› official website

Image IKEDA Manabu: The Pen ; Condensed Universe, at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa ›› More
8th April - 9th July, 2017 | 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa  ›› official website

Image Surprizing Artifacts of Meiji Period; 100 years ago, at Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama ›› More
22nd April - 11th June, 2017 | Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama  ›› official website

Image Kenjiro Okazaki, Abstract Art as Impact; How Abstract Arts can become Concrete Tools, at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi ›› More
22nd April - 11th June, 2017 | Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi  ›› official website