May 2017 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Mikurumayama Matsuri (Parade of Float) Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
1st May, 2017 | Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Nagoya Antique Fair at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi ›› More
1st - 3rd May, 2017 | at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fujihara Matsuri (Spring Festival) at Hiraizumi, Iwate ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2017 | at Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kakeuma Shinji (performing horse riding), Fusimi, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2017 | at Fujinomori Shrine, Fusimi Ward in Kyoto Pref.   ›› official website

Image Manbu Oneri at Dainenbutsuji Temple in Hirano, Osaka ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2017 | at Dainenbutsuji Temple in Hirano Ward, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Spring Market of Hagi pottery ware, Hagi, Yamaguchi ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2017 | Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Nozaki Mairi at Nozaki Kannon Temple in Daito City, Osaka ›› More
1st - 8th May, 2017 | at Nozaki Kannon Temple in Daito City, Osaka   ›› official website

Image ‘Timber’ rafting on Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama Pref. ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2017 | Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama  ›› official website

Image Senteisai (Princess Antoku), Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi ›› More
2nd - 4th May, 2017 | Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Ecchu Yatsuo Hikiyama (fighting float festival), Toyama ›› More
3rd May, 2017 | Toyama City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Karashima Matsuri, at Fisherman's Wharf of Himi, Toyama ›› More
3rd May, 2017 | at Fisherman's Wharf of Himi City, Toyama   ›› official website

Image Kameoka Mitsuhide Matsuri (spring event), Kameoka, Kyoto ›› More
3rd May, 2017 | Kameoka City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi  ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2017 | in Handa City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Migochi Hikiyama Matsuri (float parade), Yosano, Kyoto ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2017 | Yosano Town, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Spring Festival at Numashima Island, Minamiawaji, Hyogo ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2017 | at Numashima Island, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Tea Ceremony, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref. ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2017 | Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hakata Dontaku Festival, Fukuoka ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2017 | in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Baby Crying Festival at Mikumano Shrine, Hanamaki, Iwate ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Mikumano Shrine, Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.   ›› official web

Image Flea Market at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba   ›› official web

Image Saku Balloon Festival, Chikuma Riverside, Saku, Nagano ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Chikuma Riverside, Saku City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official web

Image Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Odakoage (Kite Fighting Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Iwashimizu Touryouka (Light-up event), Yawata, Kyoto ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Yawata-no-Hachimansan Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Chotto Onsai Matsuri (street performance), Ena, Gifu ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | Taisho Era Village, Ena City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hiroshima Flower Festival at Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Flying Carp Banners in Niyodo River, Ino Town, Kochi ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | in Niyodo River, Ino Town, Kochi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Naha Hari (Marine Festival), Naha City, Okinawa Pref. ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | Naha City, Okinawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Pet Show 2017 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2017 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba   ›› official web

Image Headstream Festival of Tama River, Kosuga, Yamanashi ›› More
4th May, 2017 | at Kosuga Village, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yansanma (Yabusame of shooting of arrows), Imizu, Toyama ›› More
4th May, 2017 | at Kamo Shrine, Imizu City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fireworks at Shinoda Shrine, Oumihachiman, Shiga ›› More
4th May, 2017 | at Shinoda Shrine, Oumihachiman City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Iba-no-Sakakudashi Matsuri (rolling float), Higashiomi, Shiga ›› More
4th May, 2017 | Higashiomi City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Unoha Shinji (holy ceremony), Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka ›› More
4th May, 2017 | at Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Johana Hikiyama Matsuri (float parade), Nanto, Toyama ›› More
4th & 5th May, 2017 | Nanto City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tado Matsuri (yabusame & horse riding up stairs), Kuwana, Mie ›› More
4th & 5th May, 2017 | at Tado-Jinja Shrine, Kuwana City, Mie   ›› official website

Image Makura Matsuri as colorful carp banners, Izumisano, Osaka ›› More
4th & 5th May, 2017 | at Hine-Jinja Shrine, Izumisano City, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Yabusame (15th century style mounted archery), Fujinomiya ›› More
4th - 6th May, 2017 | at Sengen Shrine in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bonden Matsuri at Shirahige Shrine, Sumidaku, Tokyo ›› More
5th May, 2017 | at Shirahige Shrine, Sumidaku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Jagamaita (snake festival), Mamada-hachiman, Tochigi ›› More
5th May, 2017 | at Mamada Hachiman-gu Shrine, Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.  ›› official website

Image Hobby Show 2017 at Twin Messe, Shizuoka ›› More
11th - 14th May, 2017 | at Twin Messe, Shizuoka   ›› official web

Image Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) on Nagara River, Gifu ›› More
11th May - 15th October, 2017 | on the Nagara River, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kanda Festival (parade of floats), Kanda Myojin, Tokyo ›› More
11th - 17th May, 2017 | at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Himeji Oshiro Matsuri at around Himeji Castle, Himeji City, Hyogo ›› More
12th - 14th May, 2017 | around Himeji Castle, Himeji City, Hyogo  ›› official website

Image Roses & Gardening Show at Seibu Dome, Saitama ›› More
12th - 17th May, 2017 | at Seibu Dome, Saitama   ›› official web

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
13th May, 2017 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Shigesa Odori (fishermans warf parade), Oki Island, Shimane ››More
13th May, 2017 | Oki Island, Shimane Pref.   ›› official website

Image Miyazu Matsuri (Float Parade with Drum), Miyazu City, Kyoto ›› More
13th - 15th May, 2017 | Miyazu City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Taimadera Nerikuyo-Eshiki (stage event), Katsuragi, Nara ›› More
14th May, 2017 | Taimadera Temple, Katsuragi, Nara   ›› official website

Image Raigou-e-siki at Tokushouji Temple, Arida City, Wakayama ›› More
14th May, 2017 | Arida City, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image May Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo  ›› More
14th - 28th May, 2017 | at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo     ›› official website

Image Fushiki Hikiyama Matsuri (Battle of Float) Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
15th May, 2017 | at Fushiki Shrine, Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto, the world's oldest festival ›› More
15th May, 2017 | at the Kamigamojinja and Shimogamojinja shrines, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Beauty World Japan at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
15th - 17th May, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Spring Festival at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi ›› More
17th - 18th May, 2017 | at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Iwase Hikiyama Matsuri (Fighting Float Festival), Toyama ›› More
17th - 18th May, 2017 | Toyama City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Jewellery Show 2017 at Kobe Exhibition Hall, Hyogo ›› More
17th - 19th May, 2017 | at Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Uchiwamaki (Fan Throwing Festival), Toshodaiji in Nara ›› More
19th May, 2017 | at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara   ›› official website

Image Sakata Matsuri (Big Shishi Float), Sakata, Yamagata ›› More
19th - 21st May, 2017 | Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sanja Matsuri at Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo ›› More
19th - 21st May, 2017 | at Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image The Black Ship Festival at Shimoda Port and others, Shimoda City, Shizuoka ›› More
19th - 21st May, 2017 | Shimoda Port and others, Shimoda City, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Mikuni Matsuri (doll float), Mikuni Town, Sakai, Fukui ›› More
19th - 21st May, 2017 | Mikuni Town, Sakai City, Fukui Pref.   ›› official website

Image Takinou (traditional plays on outdoor stage), Narita, Chiba ›› More
20th May, 2017 | at Narita-san Shinshouji Temple, Chiba   ›› official web

Image Sendai Aoba Matsuri (dancing parade), Sendai, Miyagi ›› More
20th & 21st May, 2017 | at Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Okinawa Matsuri 2017 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ››More
20th & 21st May, 2017 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image River Crossing Festival, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Pref. ›› More
20th & 21st May, 2017 | Tagawa City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mifune Matsuri (parade of ancient boats), Arashiyama, Kyoto ›› More
21st May, 2017 | Ooi River, Arashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kobe Festival, Kobe, Hyogo ›› More
21st May, 2017 | Kobe, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Takigi Noh (Open-air Noh performances), Kofukuji, Nara ›› More
26th - 27th May, 2017 | at Kofuku-ji and Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara   ›› official website

Image Yushima Tenjin Sai at Yushima Tenjin Shrine and others, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo ›› More
26th - 28th May, 2017 | Yushima Tenjin Shrine and others, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Design Festa, Art Event at Tokyo Big Sight ›› More
27th & 28th May, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Tokyo Minato Festival at Harumi wharf, Tokyo ›› More
27th & 28th May, 2017 | at Harumi wharf, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Aion Pe-Ron Matsuri (fireworks & festival), Aioi, Hyogo ›› More
27th & 28th May, 2017 | Aioi City, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Iris Festival at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref. ›› More
27th May - 25th June, 2017 | at Suigo Itako Park, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yabusame Spring at Furudono Town, Fukushima ›› More
28th May, 2017 | at Furudono Town, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official web

Image Itoman Harlee (boat race) , Okinawa ›› More
29th May, 2017 | at Itoman Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Rice-Planting Festival, Imabari, Ehime ›› More
30th May, 2017 | at O-yamazumi Jinja Shrine, O-mishima Island, Imabari, Ehime ›› official web

Art Exhibition

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