July 2017 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Chinowa-kuguri / Suijosai, at Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Taito, Tokyo ›› More
1st July, 2017 | Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Yanagibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image The Matsuri -Festival of “Love and Thanks”- at Sunagawa Oasis Park in Hokkaido ›› More
1st & 2nd July, 2017 | Sunagawa Oasis Park in Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Camping Car Show at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
1st & 2nd July, 2017 | Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Hakata Gion Yamagasa (parade, dance and music), Fukuoka ›› More
1st - 15th July, 2017 | Kushida Jinja Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tega-bayashi (Summer Festival; Anbasama), Kashiwa, Chiba ›› More
2nd July, 2017 | Kashiwa City, Chiba   ›› official website

Image Fu-Chin-Taisai (Wind Gods) at Tatsuta Shrine, Ikoma, Nara ›› More
2nd July, 2017 | at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara   ›› official website

Image Kadena Harlee (boat race) , Okinawa ›› More
2nd July, 2017 | at Kadena Fishery Harbour, Okinawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Murakami Taisai Festival, Murakami City, Niigata Pref. ›› More
6th & 7th July, 2017 | Murakami City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Summer Festival at Kishimojin Temple, Toshima-ku, Tokyo ›› More
6th - 8th July, 2017 | Kishimojin Temple, Toshima-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Iriya Asagao Ichi - Morning Glory Fair - at Iriya Kishimojin Temple (Shingen-ji Temple), Kototoi-dori Street, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› More
6th - 8th July, 2017 | Iriya Kishimojin Temple (Shingen-ji Temple), Kototoi-dori Street, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Kemari on Tanabata day, at Shiramine Jingu, Kyoto ›› More
7th July, 2017 | Shiramine Jingu Shrine, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kaeru-tobi Ritual at Kimpusenji Temple, Mt. Yoshino, Nara ›› More
7th July, 2017 | Kimpusenji Temple on Mt. Yoshino, Nara Pref. ›› official website

Image The Legend of Heisei Osaka Amanogawa 2017 ›› More
7th July, 2017 | Tenmabashi and Nakanoshima areas of Osaka ›› official website

Image Abare Matsuri (Act Up Festival), Noto, Ishikawa ›› More
7th & 8th July, 2017 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Narita Gion Matsuri (float parade festival), Chiba ›› More
7th - 9th July, 2017 | Narita City, Chiba   ›› official website

Image Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata (Star Festival), Kanagawa ›› More
7th - 9th July, 2017 | Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Gujo Odori - Folk Dance Meet - at Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu ›› More
July 8, 15, 16, 22, 27-30 & Aug. 1-5, 7-16, 18-20, 24-27 & Sept. 2, 2017 | Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu ›› official website

Image Enoshima Tennousai at Yasaka Shrine, Enoshima, Kanagawa ›› More
9th July, 2017 | Yasaka Shrine, Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa ›› official website

Image Hozuki Flower Market at Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo ›› More
9th - 10th July, 2017 | Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Chochin Matsuri (lantern float), Kuki, Saitama ›› More
12th & 18th July, 2017 | Kuki City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsukudajima-no-Bon Odori - Folk Dancing Festival - at Tsukuda 1-chome area, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ›› More
13th - 15th July, 2017 | Tsukuda 1-chome area, Chuo-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Mitama Matsuri (Festival of Souls), Yasukuni, Tokyo ›› More
13th - 16th July, 2017 | at Yasukuni Jinja Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Ousatsu Tenno Whale Festival, Toba, Mie  ›› More
14th July, 2017 | Toba City, Mie Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nachi Fire Festival, Kumano Nachi Shrine, Wakayama  ›› More
14th July, 2017 | at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kitami Bonchi Matsuri (summer festival), Hokkaido ›› More
14th - 16th July, 2017 | Kitami City, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Sawara-no-Taisai Natsu Matsuri Festival, Katori, Chiba  ›› More
14th - 16th July, 2017 | Katori City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kogashi Matsuri Float Parade, Atami, Shizuoka ›› More
14th - 16th July, 2017 | Atami City, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Yamanashi Gion Matsuri, Fukuroi, Shizuoka ›› More
14th - 16th July, 2017 | Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gion Daiko (dynamic drums festival) Kokura, Fukuoka ›› More
14th - 16th July, 2017 | Kokura, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, familiarly known as 'Gion-san' ›› More
14th - 17th July, 2017 | Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi  ›› More
15th July, 2017 | at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toro-Nagashi (lanterns in river), Kaga Daishouji, Ishikawa  ›› More
15th July, 2017 | at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Bunsui Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
15th & 16th July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hien Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
15th & 16th July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mitsukaido Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Jousou, Ibaraki ›› More
15th - 16th July, 2017 | Jousou City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mifune Matsuri (boat float parade), Kanagawa ›› More
15th & 16th July, 2017 | Oiso Town, Kanagawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Summer Festival at Yahatatsushima Shrine, Shizuoka ›› More
15th & 16th July, 2017 | at Yahatatsushima Shrine, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Taikodai Matsuri (drum float), Kaizuka, Osaka  ›› More
15th & 16th July, 2017 | Kaizuka City, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Taiko (drum) Matsuri at Yawata Koura Jinja Shrine, Kyoto ›› More
15th & 16th July, 2017 | at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara  ›› More
15th July - 24th September, 2017 | in ancient city of Nara    ›› official website

Image Unicorn Beetle Sumo Competition, Nakayama, Yamagata ›› More
17th July, 2017 | Nakayama Town, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Saitama ›› More
19th & 20th July, 2017 | Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama  ›› More
19th - 23rd July, 2017 | Kumagaya, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu, Ishikawa  ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2017 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane ›› More
20th & 27th July, 2017 | Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2017 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival), Shibukawa, Gunma ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2017 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Tsuchiura, Ibaraki ›› More
21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yama-age Matsuri, Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi ›› More
21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tokyo Hula Festa 2017, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo ›› More
21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Tobata Gion Oyamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
21st - 23rd July, 2017 | Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
21st - 24th July, 2017 | Kurosaki, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref. ›› official website

Image Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo  ›› More
22nd July, 2017 | Shinobazugaike pond, Taito, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba ›› More
22nd July, 2017 | Ubara, Katsuura City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka, Nagano  ›› More
22nd July, 2017 | Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama ›› More
22nd July, 2017 | Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima ›› More
22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima   ›› official website

Image Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi ›› More
22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima ›› More
22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta, Fukuoka ›› More
22nd & 23rd July, 2017 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gion Matsuri, Aizu Tajima, Fukushima ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2017 | Aizu Tajima, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Samurai Warrior Festival, Minami-Soma, Fukushima ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2017 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima, Ehime  ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri, Kumamoto ›› More
22nd, 29th, 30th July and 5th August, 2017 | Amakusa, Kumamoto   ›› official website

Image Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi ›› More
22nd July - 20th August, 2017 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on float), Kumagaya, Saitama  ›› More
23rd July, 2017 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama  ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats), Osugi Jinja, Saitama ›› More
23rd July, 2017 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref. ›› official website

Image Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama  ›› More
23rd July, 2017 | Urawa, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu, Karuizawa, Nagano ›› More
23rd July, 2017 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance), Kunisaki, Oita ›› More
23rd July, 2017 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
23rd and 28th July, 2017 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
24th July, 2017 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka, familiarly known as 'Tenjin-san' ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2017 | Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka   ›› official website

Image Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Osaka ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2017 | Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Wakayama ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2017 | Tanabe City, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata ›› More
24th - 26th July, 2017 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2017 | Tsugaru City, Aomori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival, Shinjuku, Tokyo  ›› More
26th - 29th July, 2017 | Shinjuku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Hiwatari (fire walking), Kurotaki Village, Nara ›› More
27th July, 2017 | at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara   ›› official website

Image Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru, Kanagawa ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2017 | Manazuru Town, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Chikusei, Ibaraki ›› More
27th - 30th July, 2017 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2017 | Furano City, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref. ›› More
28th - 30th July, 2017 | at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka, Mie ›› More
28th - 30th July, 2017 | Suzuka City, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita ›› More
28th - 30th July, 2017 | at Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo ›› More
29th July, 2017 | one of the largest fireworks display in Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba Pref. ›› More
29th July, 2017 | Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Saitama ›› More
29th July, 2017 | Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara, Shizuoka ›› More
29th July, 2017 | at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka ›› More
29th July, 2017 | Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kiyohime Matsuri, Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi, Wakayama ›› More
29th July, 2017 | Nakahechi Town, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Hiroshima ›› More
29th July, 2017 | Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Tochigi ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Japanese Drum Show at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano   ›› official website

Image Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Fireworks Festival), Okazaki, Aichi ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image BIRDMAN RALLY 2017 at Lake Biwa, Shiga ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga   ›› official website

Image Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | Ine Town, Kyoto Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yonago Gaina Matsuri (summer festival), Tottori ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | Yonago City, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref. ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.   ›› official website

Image Onbare (wish for a good harvest), Bungotakada, Oita ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2017 | at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita ›› official website

Image Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref. ›› More
29th July & 5th August, 2017 | Nagaragawa riverside, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image World Cosplay Summit 2017, Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
29th July - 6th August, 2017 | Nagoya, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa ›› More
30th & 31st July, 2017 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka ›› More
30th July - 1st August, 2017 | Sumiyoshi, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama ›› More
30th July and 5th & 6th August, 2017 | at Wakayama Catsle, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Gojinjo-daiko (Nabune Festival) in Wajima, Ishikawa ›› More
very often in July - August, 2017 | in Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

Image Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi ›› More
16th June - 9th July, 2017 | Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi ›› More
17th June - 30th July, 2017 | Toyota City, Aichi   ›› official website

Image Kyoto Big Antique Fair, at Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto ›› More
30th June - 2nd July, 2017 | Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto  ›› official website

Art Exhibition

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 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 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 YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA; Moon Painter at Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido ›› More
3rd June - 23rd July, 2017 | Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido  ›› official website

Image Natures' BEST; Photo Exhibition at Hibiya Library&Museum, Tokyo ›› More
9th June - 9th August, 2017 | Hibiya Library&Museum, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image The Works of Yasuji Hanamori; A Designer's Hand, An Editor's Eye at Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama ›› More
16th June - 30th July, 2017 | Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama  ›› official website

Image Tadanori Yokoo Towada Roman Exhibition: Pop It All at Towada Art Center, Aomori ›› More
17th June - 24th September, 2017 | Towada Art Center, Aomori  ›› official website

Image Misawa Atsuhiko: Animals in Kumamoto at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ›› More
24th June - 3rd September, 2017 | Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto  ›› official website

Image Mika Ninagawa Exhibition at Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa ›› More
7th July - 27th August, 2017 | Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa  ›› official website