August 2018 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks Festival, Niigata ›› More
1st - 3rd August, 2018 | Nagaoka City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hakodate Port Festival (Dance & Fireworks), Hokkaido ›› More
1st - 5th August, 2018 | in Hakodate, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Tanabata Matsuri (Festival of the Weaver), Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
1st - 7th August, 2018 | Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

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

Image Dorogawa Gyoja Matsuri (demon dance), Tenkawa, Nara ›› More
2nd & 3rd August, 2018 | Dorogawa Hot Springs, Tenkawa Village, Nara Pref.   ›› official website

Image Nebuta Matsuri (parade of floating paper lanterns), Aomori ›› More
2nd - 7th August, 2018 | Aomori Prefecture   ›› official website

Image Akita Kanto Matsuri (Pole of Lanterns Festival), Akita City ›› More
3rd - 6th August, 2018 | in Akita City   ›› official website

Image Ominato Nebuta (float parade), Mutsu, Aomori ›› More
4th - 6th August, 2018 | Mutsu City, Aomori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kiryu Yagibushi Matsuri (folk songs & parade), Gunma ›› More
4th - 6th August, 2018 | Kiryu City, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tachi Nebuta (tall float), Goshogawara, Aomori ›› More
4th - 8th August, 2018 | Goshogawara City, Aomori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Torii Matsuri (Fire Festival) on Lake Ashi, Kanagawa ›› More
5th August, 2018 | on Lake Ashi-no-ko, Kanagawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kaikoku-sai, Yokosuka, Kanagawa ›› More
5th August, 2018 | Yokosuka, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Himi Matsuri (summer festival), Toyama ›› More
5th August, 2018 | Himi City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival, Osaka ›› More
5th August, 2018 | on the banks of the Yodogawa River, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Kurume Matsuri (Fireworks Display), Chikugogawa, Fukuoka ›› More
5th August, 2018 | Chikugogawa river, Kurume City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official web

Image Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri, Kumamoto ›› More
5th August, 2018 | Amakusa, Kumamoto   ›› official website

Image Sanriku Ofunato Summer Festival, Iwate ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture   ›› official website

Image Antique Fair 2018, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Atsugi Ayu Matsuri & Fireworks Display, Kanagawa ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | in Atsugi near Tokyo in Kanagawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Ishidori Matsuri (stone festival), Kuwana, Mie ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | Kuwana City, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image Utsubuki Matsuri (fireworks & dance), Kurayoshi, Tottori ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | Kurayoshi City, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsu Matsuri, Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kodomo Gionsai (float over the Ocean), Karatsu, Saga ›› More
5th & 6th August, 2018 | Yobuko, Karatsu City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (parade of dancers), Yamagata ›› More
5th - 7th August, 2018 | in Yamagata City, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
5th, 8th, 18th, 21st and 26th August, 2018 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Bange Summer Festival, Aizu-Bangemachi, Fukushima ›› More
6th August, 2018 | Aizu-Bangemachi, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Big Fish Festival (float parade), Choushi, Chiba  ›› More
6th August, 2018 | Choushi City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hiwatari Shugyou (fire crossing) at Senkoji, Nara ›› More
6th August, 2018 | at Senkoji Temple, Ikoma, Nara Pref.   ›› official website

Image Docchan Matsuri (Imari Summer Festival), Imari, Saga ›› More
6th August, 2018 | Imari City, Saga Pref.   ›› official web

Image Eisa Dance with 10,000 people, Naha, Okinawa ›› More
6th August, 2018 | Naha City, Okinawa Pref.   ›› official web

Image Noshiro Nebunagashi (parade, dance and music), Akita ›› More
6th & 7th August, 2018 | Noshiro City, Akita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Susukino Matsuri (summer festival), Sapporo, Hokkaido ›› More
6th - 8th August, 2018 | Susukino, Sapporo, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Tanabata Star Festival in Sendai City, Miyagi ›› More
6th - 8th August, 2018 | in Sendai City, Miyagi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tanabata Star Festival in Taira, Iwaki City, Fukushima ›› More
6th - 8th August, 2018 | Taira, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Shimmei Fireworks Festival, Ichikawamisato, Yamanashi ›› More
7th August, 2018 | in Ichikawamisato Town, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kangen-sai, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima ›› More
8th August, 2018 | Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima ›› official website

Image Hikonebayashi Odori (ritual dance), Hikone, Shiga ›› More
8th August, 2018 | Hikone City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Takiginou at outdoor stage, Amagasaki, Hyogo ›› More
8th August, 2018 | Amagasaki City, Hyogo Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tezutsu Hanabi (hand-held fireworks), Hida-Takayama, Gif ›› More
9th August, 2018 | in Hida-Takayama, Gif Pref.   ›› official website

Image Awa Odori (Dance Festival), Naruto, Tokushima ›› More
9th - 11th August, 2018 | Naruto City, Tokushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yosakoi Odori Festival (Dance Festival) in Kochi Pref. ›› More
9th - 12th August, 2018 | in Kochi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mantou Kuyo (candle night), Shitennouji, Osaka ›› More
9th - 16th August, 2018 | Shitennouji Temple, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Awa Odori (Dance Festival) in Tokushima Pref. ›› More
12th - 15th August, 2018 | in Tokushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sunadoribushi Odori (ritual dance), Suzu, Ishikawa ›› More
13th August, 2018 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kammon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi ›› More
13th August, 2018 | at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi   ›› official website

Image Shanshan Matsuri (Umbrella Dance Festival) in Tottori ›› More
13th - 15th August, 2018 | in Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (classical & opera), Matsumoto, Nagano ›› More
13th August - 10th September, 2018 | Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
14th August, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Fire Ring Festival, Ohinata, Nanmoku, Gumma ›› More
14th & 15th August, 2018 | Ohinata, Nanmoku Village, Gumma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mantourou (Lantern Festival), Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara ›› More
14th & 15th August, 2018 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kobayashi Dainenbutsu Kanko Odori (fire dance), Ise, Mie ›› More
14th - 16th August, 2018 | Ise City, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Dance, Okayama Pref.  ›› More
14th - 16th August, 2018 | Takahashi City, Okayama Pref.    ›› official website

Image Awa Odori (dancing parade festival), Yoshinogawa, Tokushima ››More
14th - 16th August, 2018 | Kamoshima, Yoshinogawa, Tokushima Pref.    ›› official website

Image Suwako Matsuri Fireworks Festival at Lake Suwa, Nagano ›› More
15th August, 2018 | at Lake Suwa, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mantouroue (Lantern Festival), Toudaiji Temple, Nara ›› More
15th August, 2018 | at Toudaiji Temple, Nara Pref.   ›› official website

Image Daimonji Okuribi, Mt.Takamadoyama, Nara ›› More
15th August, 2018 | at Mt. Takamadoyama, Nara Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bullfighting Convention, Oki Islands, Shimane  ›› More
15th August, 2018 | Oki Islands, Shimane Pref.   ›› official website

Image Oishida Matsuri (Fireworks Display), Yamagata ›› More
15th & 16th August, 2018 | Mogamigawa riverside in Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gozan Okiribi (Daimon-ji Yaki - enormous bonfires), Kyoto ›› More
16th August, 2018 | in Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Wakasugi Zanzaka Dance (old folk dance), Yabu City, Hyogo ›› More
16th August, 2018 | Yabu City, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Myoken Taisai (Summer Festival), Chiba ›› More
16th - 22nd August, 2018 | Chiba City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Juhachiyasai (rain-making rituals), Arita, Saga  ›› More
18th August, 2018 | at Ryusenji Temple, Arita Town, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sumida Street Jazz Festival, Kinshichou, Tokyo ›› More
18th - 20th August, 2018 | Sumidaku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Earth Celebration on Sado Island, Niigata ›› More
18th - 20th August, 2018 | on Sado Island, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tug of War Competition, Tosa, Kochi  ›› More
19th August, 2018 | Tosa City, Kochi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hitachinaka Festival, Ibaragi Pref. ›› More
19th & 20th August, 2018 | Hitachinaka City, Ibaragi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Summer Sonic (music festival), Tokyo & Osaka ›› More
19th & 20th August, 2018 | Makuhari, Tokyo & Maishima, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Teppo Matsuri (rifle shooting), Tanegashima, Kagoshima ›› More
20th August, 2018 | Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mantouren Gyoretu (lantern parade), Nagareyama, Chiba ›› More
22nd August, 2018 | Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsuruichi Hanagasa Hoko Matsuri, Nakatsu, Oita ›› More
22nd & 23rd August, 2018 | Nakatsu City, Oita   ›› official website

Image Wajima Summer Festival, Ishikawa ›› More
22nd - 25th August, 2018 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Shimokuro Komasekison Matsuri, Fuefuki, Yamanashi ›› More
23rd August, 2018 | Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gangara Hi-matsuri (fire festival), Ikeda, Osaka ›› More
24th August, 2018 | Ikeda City, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref. ›› More
24th - 26th August, 2018 | Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW, Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› More
24th - 26th August, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba   ›› official website

Image Yotaka Andon Matsuri, Numata, Hokkaido ›› More
25th & 26th August, 2018 | Numata Town, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Oeda Matsuri & Bon Dance at Hamamachi Park, Tokyo ›› More
25th & 26th August, 2018 | Hamamachi Park, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Toshima, Tokyo ›› More
25th & 26th August, 2018 | Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Goshinkousai at Hoko Jinja Shrine, Hokota, Ibaragi ›› More
25th - 27th August, 2018 | Hokota City, Ibaragi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kameido Tenjin Taisai, Koto-ku, Tokyo ›› More
25th - 27th August, 2018 | Koto-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Guzuyaki Matsuri (fire festival), Kaga, Ishikawa ›› More
25th - 27th August, 2018 | Kaga City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, center of Japan Festival ›› More
25th - 27th August, 2018 | center of Japan, Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image All Japan Fireworks Competition in Omagari in Akita ›› More
26th August, 2018 | in Omagari in Akita   ›› official website

Image Kasagake Matsuri (ice float parade), Midori, Gunma ›› More
26th August, 2018 | Midori City, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Asakusa Samba Carnival in Taito ward in Tokyo ›› More
26th August, 2018 | in Taito ward in Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Super Yosakoi Dance Festival at Harajuku, Tokyo ›› More
26th & 27th August, 2018 | at Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Koenji Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Suginami, Tokyo ›› More
26th & 27th August, 2018 | Koenji, Suginami, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Fire festival of Fuji Sengen & Suwa Shrine, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi ›› More
26th & 27th August, 2018 | Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Mikawa Isshiki Chouchin Matsuri, Nishio, Aichi ›› More
26th & 27th August, 2018 | Nishio City, Aichi 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 Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara  ›› More
14th July - 23rd September, 2018 | in ancient city of Nara    ›› 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 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 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

Art Exhibition

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 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