July 2018 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Chinowa-kuguri / Suijosai, at Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Taito, Tokyo ›› More
1st July, 2018 | Torigoe-jinja Shrine, Yanagibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Tega-bayashi (Summer Festival; Anbasama), Kashiwa, Chiba ›› More
1st July, 2018 | Kashiwa City, Chiba   ›› official website

Image Fu-Chin-Taisai (Wind Gods) at Tatsuta Shrine, Ikoma, Nara ›› More
1st July, 2018 | at Tatsuta Jinja Shrine, Ikoma, Nara   ›› official website

Image Hakata Gion Yamagasa (parade, dance and music), Fukuoka ›› More
1st - 15th July, 2018 | Kushida Jinja Shrine, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Murakami Taisai Festival, Murakami City, Niigata Pref. ›› More
6th & 7th July, 2018 | Murakami City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Abare Matsuri (Act Up Festival), Noto, Ishikawa ›› More
6th & 7th July, 2018 | Noto Town, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Summer Festival at Kishimojin Temple, Toshima-ku, Tokyo ›› More
6th - 8th July, 2018 | 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, 2018 | Iriya Kishimojin Temple (Shingen-ji Temple), Kototoi-dori Street, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Narita Gion Matsuri (float parade festival), Chiba ›› More
6th - 8th July, 2018 | Narita City, Chiba   ›› official website

Image Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata (Star Festival), Kanagawa ›› More
6th - 8th July, 2018 | Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Kemari on Tanabata day, at Shiramine Jingu, Kyoto ›› More
7th July, 2018 | Shiramine Jingu Shrine, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kaeru-tobi Ritual at Kimpusenji Temple, Mt. Yoshino, Nara ›› More
7th July, 2018 | Kimpusenji Temple on Mt. Yoshino, Nara Pref. ›› official website

Image The Legend of Heisei Osaka Amanogawa 2018 ›› More
7th July, 2018 | Tenmabashi and Nakanoshima areas of Osaka ›› official website

Image The Matsuri -Festival of “Love and Thanks”- at Sunagawa Oasis Park in Hokkaido ›› More
7th & 8th July, 2018 | Sunagawa Oasis Park in Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Hozaura Asamasai (makeup men's parade), Minamiise, Mie ›› More
7th & 8th July, 2018 | Hozaura, Minamiise Town, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image Enoshima Tennousai at Yasaka Shrine, Enoshima, Kanagawa ›› More
8th July, 2018 | Yasaka Shrine, Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa ›› official website

Image Hozuki Flower Market at Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo ›› More
9th - 10th July, 2018 | Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Chochin Matsuri (lantern float), Kuki, Saitama ›› More
12th & 18th July, 2018 | Kuki City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kitami Bonchi Matsuri (summer festival), Hokkaido ›› More
13th - 15th July, 2018 | Kitami City, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Tsukudajima-no-Bon Odori - Folk Dancing Festival - at Tsukuda 1-chome area, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ›› More
13th - 15th July, 2018 | Tsukuda 1-chome area, Chuo-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Sawara-no-Taisai Natsu Matsuri Festival, Katori, Chiba  ›› More
13th - 15th July, 2018 | Katori City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yamanashi Gion Matsuri, Fukuroi, Shizuoka ›› More
13th - 15th July, 2018 | Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mitama Matsuri (Festival of Souls), Yasukuni, Tokyo ›› More
13th - 16th July, 2018 | at Yasukuni Jinja Shrine, Chiyoda, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Ousatsu Tenno Whale Festival, Toba, Mie  ›› More
14th July, 2018 | Toba City, Mie Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nachi Fire Festival, Kumano Nachi Shrine, Wakayama  ›› More
14th July, 2018 | at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mitsukaido Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Jousou, Ibaraki ›› More
14th & 15th July, 2018 | Jousou City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mifune Matsuri (boat float parade), Kanagawa ›› More
14th & 15th July, 2018 | Oiso Town, Kanagawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Summer Festival at Yahatatsushima Shrine, Shizuoka ›› More
14th & 15th July, 2018 | at Yahatatsushima Shrine, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Kogashi Matsuri Float Parade, Atami, Shizuoka ›› More
14th - 16th July, 2018 | Atami City, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Taikodai Matsuri (drum float), Kaizuka, Osaka  ›› More
14th & 15th July, 2018 | Kaizuka City, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Taiko (drum) Matsuri at Yawata Koura Jinja Shrine, Kyoto ›› More
14th & 15th July, 2018 | at Koura Jinja Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, familiarly known as 'Gion-san' ›› More
14th - 17th July, 2018 | Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara  ›› More
14th July - 23rd September, 2018 | in ancient city of Nara    ›› official website

Image Gujo Odori - Folk Dance Meet - at Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu ›› More
July 14, 16, 21-22, 27-30 & Aug. 1-5, 7-16, 18-20, 24-25 & Sept. 1-2, 8 2018 | Hachiman-cho, Gujo ›› official website

Image Unicorn Beetle Sumo Competition, Nakayama, Yamagata ›› More
16th July, 2018 | Nakayama Town, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Saitama ›› More
19th & 20th July, 2018 | Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama  ›› More
19th - 23rd July, 2018 | Kumagaya, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu, Ishikawa  ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2018 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane ›› More
20th & 27th July, 2018 | Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Tsuchiura, Ibaraki ›› More
20th - 22nd July, 2018 | Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tokyo Hula Festa 2018, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo ›› More
20th - 22nd July, 2018 | Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Gion Daiko (dynamic drums festival) Kokura, Fukuoka ›› More
20th - 22nd July, 2018 | Kokura, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
20th - 23rd July, 2018 | Kurosaki, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref. ›› official website

Image Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | Shinobazugaike pond, Taito, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama ›› More
21st July, 2018 | Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bunsui Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hien Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka, Nagano  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toro-Nagashi (lanterns in river), Kaga Daishouji, Ishikawa  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Camping Car Show at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri, Kumamoto ›› More
21st, 28th - 29th July and 4th August, 2018 | Amakusa, Kumamoto   ›› official website

Image Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi ›› More
21st July - 19th August, 2018 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on float), Kumagaya, Saitama  ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama  ›› official website

Image Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama  ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | Urawa, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu, Karuizawa, Nagano ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance), Kunisaki, Oita ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita ›› official website

Image Gion Matsuri, Aizu Tajima, Fukushima ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2018 | Aizu Tajima, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima, Ehime  ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
24th July, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka, familiarly known as 'Tenjin-san' ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2018 | Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka   ›› official website

Image Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Osaka ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2018 | Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Wakayama ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2018 | Tanabe City, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata ›› More
24th - 26th July, 2018 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival, Shinjuku, Tokyo  ›› More
25th - 28th July, 2018 | Shinjuku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Kodomo Gionsai (float over the Ocean), Karatsu, Saga ›› More
26th & 27th July, 2018 | Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2018 | Tsugaru City, Aomori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Chikusei, Ibaraki ›› More
26th - 29th July, 2018 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Big Fish Festival (float parade), Choushi, Chiba  ›› More
27th July, 2018 | Choushi City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hiwatari (fire walking), Kurotaki Village, Nara ›› More
27th July, 2018 | at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara   ›› official website

Image Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2018 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival), Shibukawa, Gunma ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2018 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2018 | Ubara, Katsuura City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru, Kanagawa ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2018 | Manazuru Town, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref. ›› More
27th - 29th July, 2018 | at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yama-age Matsuri, Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi ›› More
27th - 29th July, 2018 | Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Fireworks Festival), Okazaki, Aichi ›› More
27th - 29th July, 2018 | in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tobata Gion Oyamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
27th - 29th July, 2018 | Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita ›› More
27th - 29th July, 2018 | at Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
27th and 31st July, 2018 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo ›› More
28th July, 2018 | one of the largest fireworks display in Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba Pref. ›› More
28th July, 2018 | Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Saitama ›› More
28th July, 2018 | Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara, Shizuoka ›› More
28th July, 2018 | at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka ›› More
28th July, 2018 | Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kiyohime Matsuri, Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi, Wakayama ›› More
28th July, 2018 | Nakahechi Town, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Hiroshima ›› More
28th July, 2018 | Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kangen-sai, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima ›› More
28th July, 2018 | Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima ›› official website

Image Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Furano City, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima   ›› official website

Image Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Tochigi ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Japanese Drum Show at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano   ›› official website

Image Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka, Mie ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Suzuka City, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image BIRDMAN RALLY 2018 at Lake Biwa, Shiga ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga   ›› official website

Image Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Ine Town, Kyoto Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yonago Gaina Matsuri (summer festival), Tottori ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Yonago City, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref. ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.   ›› official website

Image Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta, Fukuoka ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2018 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Samurai Warrior Festival, Minami-Soma, Fukushima ›› More
28th - 30th July, 2018 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref. ›› More
28th July & 4th August, 2018 | Nagaragawa riverside, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image World Cosplay Summit 2018, Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
28th July - 5th August, 2018 | Nagoya, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats), Osugi Jinja, Saitama ›› More
29th July, 2018 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref. ›› official website

Image Onbare (wish for a good harvest), Bungotakada, Oita ›› More
29th & 30th July, 2018 | at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita ›› official website

Image Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa ›› More
30th & 31st July, 2018 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka ›› More
30th July - 1st August, 2018 | Sumiyoshi, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama ›› More
29th July and 4th & 5th August, 2018 | at Wakayama Catsle, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Gojinjo-daiko (Nabune Festival) in Wajima, Ishikawa ›› More
very often in July - August, 2018 | in Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

Image Kamo River Summer Terrace beside Kamo River, Kyoto ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2018 | Kamo River, Kyoto  ›› official website

Image ‘Timber’ rafting on Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama Pref. ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2018 | Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama  ›› official website

Image Herb Festival at Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi ›› More
15th June - 8th July, 2018 | Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi ›› More
17th June - 29th July, 2018 | Toyota City, Aichi   ›› official website

Image Fujisan Yama-biraki, Ceremonies to open the official climbing season of Mount Fuji, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, Komitake-jinja Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi ›› More
30th June - 1st July, 2018 | Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, Komitake-jinja Shrine, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi  ›› official website

Image Aizen-san Matsuri at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka ›› More
30th June - 2nd July, 2018 | at Aizendo Shomanin Temple, Osaka   ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image YAYOI KUSAMA - ALL ABOUT MY LOVE, at MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Nagano ›› More
3rd March - 22nd July, 2018 | MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Nagano ›› official website

Image Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation, at Mori Art Museum, Roppongi, Tokyo ›› More
25th April - 17th September, 2018 | Mori Art Museum, Roppongi, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Le Corbusier / Chandigarh - Creation and Context -, at The Archi-Depot, Shinagawa, Tokyo ›› More
26th May - 16th July, 2018 | The Archi-Depot, Shinagawa, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Villains in Ukiyo-e PARTⅡ at Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Tokyo ›› More
2nd June - 29th July, 2018 | The Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Tokyo ›› official website

Image The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto ›› More
8th June - 22nd July, 2018 | The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto ›› official website

Image Special exhibition Taisho MODANZU-Yma Taisho jury and the Tokyo modern design, at Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo ›› More
8th June - 7th August, 2018 | The Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Mika SEMIKAWA EXHIBITION, at the contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ›› More
30th June - 9th September, 2018 | contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ›› official website

Image JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan, at the TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› More
3rd July - 2nd September, 2018 | TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website