January 2018 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Naked Festival at Maedanome, Goshogawara, Aomori  ›› Detail
1st January, 2018 | Goshogawara City, Aomori Pref.    ›› official website

Image Buriwake Shinji (Yellow Tail Fish Festival), Imizu, Toyama  ›› More
1st January, 2018 | at Kamo Shrine, Imizu City, Toyama    ›› official website

Image Gae-Tae-Sai (Straw Ring Rising Festival), Toba, Mie ›› More
1st January, 2018 | Kamishima Island, Toba City, Mie Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nyoudousai (Fire Festival) at Oomiwa Shrine, Nara  ›› More
1st January, 2018 | at Oomiwa Shrine, Sakurai City, Nara Pref.    ›› official website

Image Ancient court music & dance, Miyajima, Hiroshima ›› More
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th January, 2018 | at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima    ›› official website

Image Bull Fighting at Tokunoshima Island, Kagoshima ›› More
1st - 4th January, 2018 | at Tokunoshima Island, Kagoshima    ›› official website

Image Visit of Public to the Palace for New Year Greeting ›› More
2nd January, 2018 | at Imperial Palace, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Koshiou Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki, Iwate  ›› More
2nd January, 2018 | at Koshiou Shrine, Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Mizu Abise (Throwing Cold Water Festival), Otsuki, Kochi  ›› More
2nd January, 2018 | Otsuki Town, Kochi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
2nd January, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Takagari (Demonstration of Falconry), Hamarikyu, Tokyo ›› More
2nd & 3rd January, 2018 | at Hamarikyu park, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Oni-Matsuri (Devil Festival), Tara Town, Saga  ›› More
2nd & 3rd January, 2018 | at Takezaki Kanzeonji Temple, Tara, Saga  ›› official web

Image Karuta hajime shiki, Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto  ›› More
3rd January, 2018 | at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Tamaseseri (lucky ball scrambling), Fukuoka  ›› More
3rd January, 2018 | at Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image Kisshousan, at the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine  ›› More
3rd January, 2018 | Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine    ›› official website

Image Hiyondori (Fire Dance Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka  ›› More
3rd - 4th January, 2018 | Hamamatsu, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Chouna-Hajimeshiki at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu, Kanagawa ›› More
4th January, 2018 | at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa  ›› official website

Image Musha-sai (Japanese Archery), Nikko City, Tochigi Pref. ›› More
4th January, 2018 | Nikko City, Tochigi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kemari Hajime (Japanese ancient ball-kicking), Kyoto ›› More
4th January, 2018 | at Shimogamo Jinja Shrine, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image First trading day of the year, at Tokyo & Osaka Stock Exchange ›› More
4th January, 2018 | at Tokyo & Osaka Stock Exchange    ›› official website

Image Naked Festival at Asuka Shrine, Sakata City, Yamagata Pref. ›› More
5th January, 2018 | at Asuka Shrine, Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Dezomesiki (New Year's Parade of Firemen)  ›› More
6th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Dezuiri (ring-entering ritual by Sumo Champion), Tokyo ›› More
6th January, 2018 | at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Takasaki Daruma Market (Daruma Ichi), Gumma  ›› More
6th & 7th January, 2018 | Takasaki, Gumma    ›› official website

Image Bonten Tate (Bamboo Pole Rising Festival), Kisarazu, Chiba ›› More
7th January, 2018 | Kisarazu City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kyogi Karuta, Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu, Shiga ›› More
6th January, 2018 | at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nagaoji Dai-Eyo (Big Mochi Carrying Game), Sanuki, Kagawa ›› More
7th January, 2018 | at Nagaoji Temple, Sanuki City, Kagawa Pref.  ›› official website

Image Devil Night Festival, Daizenji Tamatareguu, Kurume, Fukuoka ›› More
7th January, 2018 | at Daizenji Temple Tamatareguu, Kurume City, Fukuoka  ›› official website

Image Usokae (exchanging bullfinches), Fukuoka  ›› More
7th January, 2018 | at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image Onja-Onja! (Devil Festival), Karatsu Tenmangu Shrine, Saga  ›› More
7th January, 2018 | at Karatsu Tenmangu Shrine, Saga Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tondo-yaki (ritual bonfire of New Year's decorations), Tokyo ›› More
8th January, 2018 | at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Kayata Nikumi Shishimai (Lion Dance Festival), Sosa, Chiba ›› More
8th January, 2018 | Sosa City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kuratake Ebisu Festival, Amakusa City, Kumamoto  ›› More
14th January, 2018 | Amakusa City, Kumamoto Pref.    ›› official website

Image Haraso Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Owase, Mie  ›› More
8th January, 2018 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Toka Ebisu at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka  ›› More
9th - 11th January, 2018 | at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Toka Ebisu at Nishinomiya Shrine, Hyogo Pref.  ›› More
9th - 11th January, 2018 | at Nishinomiya Shrine, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hoekago Parade to Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka ›› More
10th January, 2018 | Namba to Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Comic City (Comic selling event), in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo
14th, 21st January at Intex Osaka, and 28th at Tokyo Big Sight   ›› official web

Image Matsuri Festival & Japanese Cuisine, at Tokyo Dome ›› Information
12th - 21st January, 2018 | at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Shinto music and dance Festival, Tamayura, Miyazaki ›› More
12th - 27th January, 2018 | at Tamayura Hot Springs, Miyazaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Misogi-sai (winter swiming festival), Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido  ›› More
13th - 15th January, 2018 | Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› More
12th - 14th January, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Bange Hatsuichi (Straw Bale Pulling), Fukushima  ›› More
13th January, 2018 | Aizu-Bange Town, Fukushima    ›› official website

Image Osaki Hachmangu Matsutaki Matsuri (Fire Festival), Miyagi  ›› More
14th January, 2018 | Sendai, Miyagi    ›› official website

Image Takoage & Dondoyaki (flying kite Festival), Toride, Ibaragi ›› More
13th January, 2018 | at Tone River, Toride City, Ibaragi  ›› official website

Image Tori-oi Festival at Isegu Shrine, Azuma, Gunma Pref. ›› More
14th January, 2018 | at Isegu Shrine, Azuma, Gunma Pref.  ›› official website

Image Doya Doya, festival at Shitenno-ji Temple, Osaka  ›› More
14th January, 2018 | at Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka    ›› official website

Image Antique Jamboree Expo
13th & 14th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image January Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo  ›› More
14th - 28th January, 2018 | Ryogoku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Mukonage / Suminuri, Tokamachi, Niigata  ›› More
15th January, 2018 | Tokamachi, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Otariya Festival, Utsunomiya-City, Tochigi  ›› More
15th January, 2018 | Utsunomiya-City Tochigi    ›› official website

Image O-Edo (Tokyo) Antique Market at Tokyo Forum, Tokyo
14th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Forum, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Misogi Festival undersea, Numazu City, Shizuoka  ›› More
14th January, 2018 | Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.    ›› official website

Image Chakkirako (girls dancing festival), Miura City, Kanagawa  ›› More
15th January, 2018 | at Kainan Shrine, Miura City, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Guardians Festival at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano  ›› More
15th January, 2018 | at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.    ›› official website

Image Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture  ›› More
15th January, 2018 | at Furukawa River, Hida, Gifu Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Horan Enya (Fishermans' Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita  ›› More
7th January, 2018 | Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Tokyo  ›› More
15th - 16th January, 2018 | Setagaya, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Bonden-sai (carrying bonden for the gods), Akita  ›› More
17th January, 2018 | at Miyoshi shrine, Akita    ›› official website

Image Toh-shiya (Archery Contest), Kyoto  ›› More
17th January, 2018 | at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Tug and Pull at Okuri Shrine, Nantan, Kyoto
17th January, 2018 | Nantan City, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Imafuku Hebitsuna (Snake Gragon Festival), Miyazu, Kyoto ›› More
19th January, 2018 | Miyazu City, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Hyakudan Hina Doll Festival, at Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo ›› More
19th January - 11th March, 2018 | Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Ice Sculpture Festival at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano ›› More
20th - 21st January, 2018 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano Pref.    ›› official website

Image Japan Fishing Festival 2018, Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› More
19th - 21st January, 2018 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Obisha! (Lion Dance) at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama, Chiba ›› More
20th January, 2018 | at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hot Springs Festival at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma ›› More
20th January, 2018 | at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kanno-Mizu (Cold Water Taking Festival), Miyota, Nagano ›› More
20th January, 2018 | Miyota Town, Nagano Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kamezuka Neriba (Big Sacred Rope Parade), Seirou, Niigata ›› More
20th January, 2018 | Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kanchu-Misogi (The purification) at Kanda-Myojin, Tokyo ›› More
13th January, 2018 | at Kanda-Myojin, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Daikoku (God of wealth) Matsuri Festival, Tokyo ›› More
13th - 14th January, 2018 | at Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref. ›› More
21st January, 2018 | at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Daikan Misogi (ablution in cold water), Kashima, Ibaragi ›› More
20th January, 2018 | Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Kumamoto ›› More
21st January, 2018 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto    ›› official website

Image Heto Mato (Fishermans' Festival), Goto Island, Nagasaki ›› More
21st January, 2018 | Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Sake as Cancer Drug (Sasa-Zake Matsuri) at Daianji, Nara ›› More
23rd January, 2018 | at Daianji Temple, Nara City  ›› official website

Image International Jewellery Show, Tokyo ›› More
24th - 27th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, at Tokyo Dome
25th - 31st January, 2018 | at Tokyo Dome  ›› official website

Image Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido ›› More
25th January - 17th February, 2018 | at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki ›› More
26th - 28th January, 2018 | Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.  ›› official website

Image Winter Festival on northern latitude of 45 degrees, Hokkaido  ›› More
27th January, 2018 | Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Hanaoke-Katsugi (Flower Tub Carrying), Koyama, Tochigi ›› More
27th January, 2018 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara  ›› More
27th January, 2018 | Nara    ›› official website

Image Tuna Tuna! (Maguro Festival), NachiKatsuura, Wakayama ›› More
27th January, 2018 | Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nonotake-Hakusan (Mountain Ceremony), Wakuya, Miyagi ›› More
28th January, 2018 | at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi  ›› official website

Image World Hobby Fair 2018 Winter, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
27th & 28th January, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image One-Pot Cooking Battle (Nabe Gassen), Wako City, Saitama ›› More
27th & 28th January, 2018 | Wako City, Saitama Pref.  ›› official website

Image Hibuse-Matsuri (Fire Festival) at Manpukuji, Kanagawa ›› More
28th January, 2018 | at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image Swan Festival, Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke, Hokkaido ›› More
27th January - 25th February, 2018 | Tokachigawa, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido  ›› official web

Image Kagu Show Japan 2018, by Fukuoka Furniture Association
27th - 29th January, 2018 | by Furniture Association at Fukuoka Convention Center  ›› official web

Image Morozaki Sagichou Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Aichi  ›› More
28th January, 2018 | Minami-Chita, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Winter Festival on Hot Springs of Katayamazu, Ishikawa ›› More
28th January, 2018 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.  ›› official website

Image Misogi (Cold Water in midwinter), Mt. Koya-san, Wakayama ›› More
28th January, 2018 | at Mt. Koya-san, Wakayama    ›› official website

Image Omottsuan (Big Rice Cake Festival), Aika, Matsue, Shimane ›› More
28th January - 4th February, 2018 | at Aika Town, Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island ›› More
28th January - 25th March, 2018 | Oshima island, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Shiretoko Fantasia (Snow & Ice Fetival), Hokkaido  ›› More
30th January - 28th February, 2018 | Shiretoko, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo ›› More
31st January - 9th February, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo    ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

Image The Kingdom of Light illumination, Nagasaki ›› More
3rd November 2017 - 6th May, 2018 | Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki    ›› official web

Image Karuizawa Winter Festival 2017  ›› More
25th November 2017 - 4th March 2018 | Karuizawa, Nagano    ›› official website

Image Nagoya Castle Winter Festival, Aichi  ›› More
23rd December, 2017 - 14th January, 2018 | Nagoya Castle, Aichi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Ice Garden Lantern Festival at Kakeyu Hot Spring, Nagano ›› More
27th December, 2017 - 31st January, 2018 | at Kakeyu Hot Spring, Nagano    ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image Hokusai and Japonisme, at The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› More
21st October 2017 - 28th January, 2018 | The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image ANIMALS, Miroko Machiko, at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
11th November 2017 - 8th January, 2018 | Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ›› official website

Image Art and Design, dialogue with materials, at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design ›› More
16th November 2017 - 8th January, 2018 | Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design ›› official website

Image The multi-talented artist of twentieth century, Isamu Noguchi - from sculpture to body and garden -, at Oita Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
17th November 2017 - 21st January, 2018 | Oita Prefectural Art Museum ›› official website

Image Decoration Never Dies, Anyway, at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku Tokyo ›› More
18th November 2017 - 25th February, 2018 | Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku Tokyo ›› official website

Image Kumagai Morikazu: The Joy of Life, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo ›› More
1st December 2017 - 21st March, 2018 | The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Hu People – Portraying the Multicultural Vigor on the Silk Road – at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka ›› More
16th December 2017 - 25th March, 2018 | The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka ›› official website

Image Japanese Tradition Rediscovered by Modernists:“KATSURA” by Yasuhiro Ishimoto, at Mie Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
4th January - 4th March, 2018 | Mie Prefectural Art Museum ›› official website

Image Play with Ukiyo-e: Children’s and Toy Ukiyo-e in the Edo period from the Collection of Kumon, at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
5th January - 12th February, 2018 | Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum ›› official website

Image Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, at The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› More
21st January - 6th May, 2018 | The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› official website