February 2018 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Lucky Bean-throwing Ceremony at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka ›› More
1st February, 2018 | at Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Ya-Ya Matsuri (Ya-Ya! Festival), Owase, Mie  ›› More
1st - 5th February, 2018 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture    ›› official website

Image End-of-Winter Apotropaic Ceremony, Abikokannon, Osaka ›› More
1st - 7th February, 2018 | at Abiko-Kannon, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu, Iwate ›› More
2nd & 3rd February, 2018 | Oushu City, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Setsubun at Mizuma-dera Temple, Kaizuka, Osaka ›› More
2nd - 4th February, 2018 | at Yakushidou, Dojima, Osaka City  ›› official website

Image Japan Camping Car Show 2018, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
2nd - 5th February, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Diamond Dust in Kawayu Hot Springs, Hokkaido  ›› More
2nd - 22nd February, 2015 | Kawayu Hot Springs, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Godaison Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki, Iwate  ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Setsubun (Samrai Costume Parade), Ashikaga, Tochigi ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | Ashikaga City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Oni-Koi Setsubunsai (Welcome Devil Event), Gunma Pref. ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | Fujioka City, Gunma Pref.    ›› official website

Image Setsubun Gomottomosama at Mitsumine-jinja, Saitama ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Mitsumine Shrine, Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Setsubun at Narita-san Shinshoji Temple, Narita, Chiba ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Narita-san Shinshoji Temple, Narita, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Setsubun Mantoro at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara  ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara    ›› official website

Image Setsubun at Narita-san Fudoson Temple, Neyagawa, Osaka ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Narita-san Fudoson Temple, Neyagawa City, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Setsubun Omizukumi at Yakushidou, Dojima, Osaka  ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Yakushidou, Dojima, Osaka City  ›› official website

Image Big Smiling Face on Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka City   ›› official website

Image Shujou Onie (Spring Devil & Fire Festival), Oita Pref.  ›› More
3rd February, 2018 | at Tennenji Temple, Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, Hokkaido  ›› More
3rd - 12th February, 2018 | Otaru, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Snow & Light Fantasia at Lake Towada, Aomori Prefecture ›› More
3rd - 26th February, 2018 | at Lake Towada, Aomori Pref.    ›› official website

Image Zao of 'rime on trees,' Snow & Fire Festival, Yamagata ›› More
4th February, 2018 | at Zao Ski & Spa Resorts, Yamagata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Koshimoto Goshinbisai (Fire Festival), Katashina, Gunma ›› More
4th February, 2018 | at Katashina Village, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Winter Festival at Echizen Oono City, Fukui ›› More
4th & 5th February, 2018 | at Echizen Oono City, Fukui Pref.  ›› official website

Image Iwate Winter Festival, Shizukuishi Town, Iwate  ›› More
4th - 12th February, 2018 | Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.   ›› official website

Image Matsushima Oyster Festival, Miyagi Pref. ›› More
5th February, 2018 | Matsushima Town, Miyagi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kagura (Dance for the God Festival), Unakami Town, Chiba ›› More
5th February, 2018 | at Suijinja Shrine, Unakami Town, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Onda Matsuri (rice-planting festival), Asuka Village, Nara  ›› More
5th February, 2018 | Asuka Village, Nara Pref.    ›› official website

Image Genpei Housui Gassen (water-discharge), Bizen, Okayama ›› More
5th February, 2018 | Bizen City, Okayama Perf.    ›› official website

Image Chikara-Mochi Eyo (Power Lifting), Mimasaka, Okayama ›› More
5th February, 2018 | at Kenmitsuji Temple, Mimasaka City, Okayama Pref.  ›› official website

Image World Hobby Fair 2018 Winter
5th at Kyocera Osaka Dome & 12th at Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome   ›› official website

Image Onda Matsuri (Agricultural Festival), Oomiwa Shrine, Nara ›› More
6th February, 2018 | at Oomiwa Shrine, Sakurai City, Nara Pref.  ›› official website

Image Otou Matsuri (Fire Festival), Shingu, Wakayama  ›› More
6th February, 2018 | at Kamikura Shrine, Shingu, Wakayama    ›› official website

Image Sapporo Snow Festival, Hokkaido  ›› More
6th - 12th February, 2018 | Sapporo, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Asahikawa Winter Festival, Hokkaido  ›› More
7th - 12th February, 2018 | Asahikawa, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo ›› More
8th - 10th February, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Nara Rurie (Winter Illumination Festival), Nara ›› More
8th - 14th February, 2018 | at Nara park, Nara Pref.    ›› official website

Image Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri (Dancing Naked Festival), Aichi  ›› More
9th February, 2018 | at Konomiya Shrine, Inazawa, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Ofuro-san Matsuri (Spring Festival), Okawa, Fukuoka  ›› More
9th - 11th February, 2018 | at Ofuro-san, Okawa City, Fukuoka Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yamaga Lantern Festival at Omiya Shrine, Kumamoto  ›› More
Every weekend on Friday & Saturday in 3rd - 23rd February, 2018 | Yamaga City, Kumamoto    ›› official website

Image Takewari Matsuri (Bamboo Cutting Festival), Kaga, Ishikawa  ›› More
10th February, 2018 | at Sugo-Ishibe Jinja Shrine, Kaga City, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Art Candle Festival, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima ›› More
10th & 11th February, 2018 | Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.    ›› official website

Image Oni Matsuri (Devil Festival), Toyohashi City, Aichi  ›› More
10th & 11th February, 2018 | at Akumi Kanbe Sinmeisha Shrine, Aichi   ›› official website

Image Namahage Sedo Matsuri (Namahage & Snow), Akita ›› More
10th - 12th February, 2018 | Oga, Akita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Osaka Auto Messe 2018 at INTEX OSAKA, Suminoe, Osaka  ›› More
10th - 12th February, 2018 | at INTEX OSAKA, Suminoe, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Wanko-Soba Eating Competition, Hanamaki, Iwate ›› More
11th February, 2018 | Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kasedori (Straw Bird Festival), Ueyama, Yamagata ›› More
11th February, 2018 | Ueyama, Yamagata Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Daruma Doll Market at Shirakawa City, Fukushima  ›› More
11th February, 2018 | at Shirakawa City, Fukushima    ›› official website

Image Sumituke Matsuri (Japanese Ink Painting), Gunma Pref. ›› More
11th February, 2018 | Tamamura Town, Gunma    ›› official website

Image ice Candle Festival at Nobeyama Hightland, Nagano  ›› More
11th February, 2018 | at Nobeyama Hightland, Nagano Pref.  ›› official website

Image Hirugaya Ta-Asobi (Dancing and praying), Shizuoka Pref.  ›› More
11th February, 2018 | at Hiruko Shrine, Mikinohara City, Shizuoka Pref.  ›› official website

Image Damine Dengaku (Devil Fire Dance Festival), Shitara, Aichi  ›› More
11th February, 2018 | Shitara Town, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sunakake Matsuri (Sand Spreading Festival), Kawai, Nara  ›› More
11th February, 2018 | at Hirose Shrine, Kawai Town, Nara Pref.    ›› official website

Image Anyoji Temple Eyo (Naked Festival), Mimasaka, Okayama ›› More
11th February, 2018 | Mimasaka City, Okayama Pref.    ›› official website

Image Amekko-Ichi (Candy Market Festival), Odate, Akita ›› More
11th & 12th February, 2018 | Odate City, Akita Pref.    ›› official website

Image Uesugi Yuki-Tourou Matsuri (Snow Festival), Yamagata ›› More
11th & 12th February, 2018 | Yonezawa, Yamagata    ›› official website

Image Mt. Tateyama Snow Illumination Festival, Toyama ›› More
11th & 12th February, 2018 | at Tateyama Ski Area, Toyama Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tenka-sai (Naked Festival), Toyota City, Aichi ›› More
11th & 12th February, 2018 | Toyota City, Aichi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Takeuchi (bamboo battle Festival), Misato, Akita  ›› More
11th - 15th February, 2018 | Misato Town, Akita    ›› official website

Image Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival, Tokyo ›› More
11th - 17th February, 2018 | at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Nagano Toumyou (votive candle) Festival, Zenkouji, Nagano  ›› More
11th - 19th February, 2018 | at Zenkouji Temple, Nagano Pref.    ›› official website

Image Wajima Wind Winter Festival, Wajima, Ishikawa  ›› More
11th - 19th February, 2018 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Shishimai (Lion Dance Festival) at Kitanokoya, Togane, Chiba ›› More
12th February, 2018 | at Kitanokoya, Togane City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Omuro Mountain Burning Ritual, Itoh City, Shizuoka Pref. ›› More
12th February, 2018 | Itoh City, Shizuoka Pref.    ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Toba-Shinmeisha Shrine, Nishio, Aichi  ›› More
12th February, 2018 | at Toba-Shinmeisha Shrine, Nishio City, Aichi Pref.  ›› official website

Image Sengoku Higo Matsuri (Samrai Festival), Nagomi, Kumamoto ›› More
12th February, 2018 | at Nagomi Town, Kumamoto Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tanokami Matsuri (Flower Hat Festival), Gero, Gifu ›› More
13th & 14th February, 2018 | Mori-Minashi-Hachiman Shrine, Gero Hot Springs, Gifu Pref. ›› official web

Image Hasedera Dadaoshi (Kickout Devil Festival), Nara ›› More
14th February, 2018 | at Hasedera Temple, Sakurai City, Nara   ›› official web

Image Dengaku-Nohmai, traditional masked dance, Ikeda, Fukui ››More
15th February, 2018 | at Ukan Shrine, Ikeda Town, Fukui Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yokote Kamakura & Bonden Snow Festival, Akita  ›› More
15th - 16th February, 2018 | Yokote, Akita    ›› official website

Image Rooms (Fashion Trade Fair), Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo ›› More
15th - 17th February, 2018 | at Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, Tokyo  ›› official web

Image Momoishi Enburi (Dancing and praying), Oirase, Aomori  ›› More
15th - 17th February, 2018 | Oirase Town, Aomori Pref.    ›› official website

Image ENEX2018 / Smart Energy Japan 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight
15th - 17th February, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Iced Waterfall Festival, Hirayu Hot Springs, Takayama, Gifu ››More
15th - 25th February, 2018 | at Hirayu Hot Springs, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.    ›› official website

Image Gobou-Kou (Burdock Roots Eating Festival), Echizen, Fukui  ›› More
17th February, 2018 | Echizen City, Fukui Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hachinohe Enburi (Dancing and praying), Aomori  ›› More
17th - 20th February, 2018 | Hachinohe, Aomori    ›› official website

Image Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama  ›› More
18th February, 2018 | Saidai-ji, Okayama    ›› official website

Image Ofuku-Birakisai (Naked Festival), Mihara, Hiroshima  ›› More
18th February, 2018 | at Kui-Inari Shrine, Mihara City, Hiroshima Pref.  ›› official website

Image Ino Daikokusama at Sugimoto Shrine, Kochi ›› More
18th February, 2018 | Sugimoto Jinja Shrine, Ino Town, Kochi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gomikake Matsuri (Shinto Spring Festival), Odai, Mie ›› More
19th February, 2018 | at Kawazoe Shrine, Odai Town, Mie Pref.    ›› official website

Image Akiyoshidai (karst tableland) Burning Ritual, Yamaguchi ›› More
19th February, 2018 | Mine City, Yamaguchi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kagi-Hiki matsuri (Log Tugging Battle), Kanoya, Kagoshima ›› More
19th February, 2018 | at Nakatsu Shrine, Kanoya City, Kagoshima Pref.    ›› official website

Image HatsuUmaSai (Dancing Horse with colorful bell), Kagoshima ›› More
19th February, 2018 | Kirishima, Kagoshima    ›› official website

Image Godairiki-san (Power Lifting Buttle) at Daigoji, Kyoto ›› More
23rd February, 2018 | at Daigoji Temple, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Katsuura Big Dolls' Festival, Katuura City, Chiba Pref. ›› More
24th February - 5th March, 2018 | Katuura City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Warabi Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), Yotsukaidou, Chiba ›› More
25th February, 2018 | Yotsukaidou City, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Katsuyama Sagichou (Spring Fire Festival), Fukui ›› More
25th & 26th February, 2018 | Katsuyama City, Fukui Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tokyo Marathon 2018, Tokyo ›› More
26th February, 2018 | Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Edo Nagashi Bina (floating of dolls down river), Tokyo ›› More
26th February, 2018 | at Sumida River, Taitoku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Gaun Gaun Festival, Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima ›› More
26th February, 2018 | at Fukada Shrine, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima   ›› official website

Image Kiwara Fudoson Taisai (Spring Fire Festival), Kumamoto  ›› More
28th February, 2018 | at Kiwara Fudoson Temple, Kumamoto    ›› 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

Art Exhibition

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