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 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
7th 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 Matsuri Festival & Japanese Cuisine, at Tokyo Dome ›› Information
7th - 15th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo    ›› 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
8th January, 2018 | Amakusa City, Kumamoto Pref.    ›› official website

Image January Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo  ›› More
8th - 22nd January, 2018 | Ryogoku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Haraso Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Owase, Mie  ›› More
9th 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
8th, 15th January at Intex Osaka, and 29th at Tokyo Big Sight   ›› official web

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
13th - 15th January, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Bange Hatsuichi (Straw Bale Pulling), Fukushima  ›› More
14th 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
14th January, 2018 | at Tone River, Toride City, Ibaragi  ›› 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
14th & 15th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, 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
15th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Forum, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Misogi Festival undersea, Numazu City, Shizuoka  ›› More
15th 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
15th 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 Ice Sculpture Festival at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano ›› More
19th - 22nd January, 2018 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, at Tokyo Dome
19th - 25th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Dome  ›› 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 Japan Fishing Festival 2018, Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› More
20th - 22nd January, 2018 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki ›› More
20th - 22nd January, 2018 | Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.  ›› official website

Image Kamezuka Neriba (Big Sacred Rope Parade), Seirou, Niigata ›› More
21st January, 2018 | Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kanchu-Misogi (The purification) at Kanda-Myojin, Tokyo ›› More
21st - 22nd January, 2018 | at Kanda-Myojin, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Daikoku (God of wealth) Matsuri Festival, Tokyo ›› More
21st - 22nd January, 2018 | at Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Swan Festival, Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke, Hokkaido ›› More
21st January - 26th February, 2018 | Tokachigawa, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido  ›› official web

Image Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref. ›› More
22nd January, 2018 | at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nonotake-Hakusan (Mountain Ceremony), Wakuya, Miyagi ›› More
22nd January, 2018 | at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi  ›› official website

Image Daikan Misogi (ablution in cold water), Kashima, Ibaragi ›› More
22nd January, 2018 | Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Kumamoto ›› More
22nd January, 2018 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto    ›› official website

Image Heto Mato (Fishermans' Festival), Goto Island, Nagasaki ›› More
22nd January, 2018 | Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Chinese New Year Festival at Nankin-machi, Kobe, Hyogo  ›› More
22nd, 27th - 29th January, 2018 | at Nankin-machi, Kobe, Hyogo    ›› 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
23rd - 26th January, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido ›› More
27th January - 19th February, 2018 | at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Winter Festival on northern latitude of 45 degrees, Hokkaido  ›› More
28th January, 2018 | Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Hanaoke-Katsugi (Flower Tub Carrying), Koyama, Tochigi ›› More
28th January, 2018 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.    ›› official website

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

Image Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara  ›› More
28th January, 2018 (or 30th if it's rain) | Nara    ›› official website

Image Tuna Tuna! (Maguro Festival), NachiKatsuura, Wakayama ›› More
28th January, 2018 | Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tengu Matsuri (Long Red-nosed Festival), Tokyo ›› More
28th & 29th January, 2018 | Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image World Hobby Fair 2018 Winter, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
28th & 29th January, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image One-Pot Cooking Battle (Nabe Gassen), Wako City, Saitama ›› More
28th & 29th January, 2018 | Wako City, Saitama Pref.  ›› official website

Image Kagu Show Japan 2018, by Fukuoka Furniture Association
28th - 30th January, 2018 | by Furniture Association at Fukuoka Convention Center  ›› official web

Image Nagasaki Lantern Festival  ›› More
28th January - 11th February, 2018 | Nagasaki Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Morozaki Sagichou Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Aichi  ›› More
29th January, 2018 | Minami-Chita, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Winter Festival on Hot Springs of Katayamazu, Ishikawa ›› More
29th January, 2018 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.  ›› official website

Image Misogi (Cold Water in midwinter), Mt. Koya-san, Wakayama ›› More
29th January, 2018 | at Mt. Koya-san, Wakayama    ›› official website

Image Omottsuan (Big Rice Cake Festival), Aika, Matsue, Shimane ›› More
29th January - 5th February, 2018 | at Aika Town, Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tableware Festival, at Tokyo Dome, Kouraku, Tokyo ›› More
29th January - 6th February, 2018 | at Tokyo Dome, Kouraku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island ›› More
29th January - 26th March, 2018 | Oshima island, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Karuizawa Winter Festival 2018  ›› More
30th January - 14th February, 2018 | Karuizawa, Nagano    ›› official website

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