January 2019 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Naked Festival at Maedanome, Goshogawara, Aomori  ›› Detail
1st January, 2019 | Goshogawara City, Aomori Pref.    ›› official website

Image Buriwake Shinji (Yellow Tail Fish Festival), Imizu, Toyama  ›› More
1st January, 2019 | at Kamo Shrine, Imizu City, Toyama    ›› official website

Image Gae-Tae-Sai (Straw Ring Rising Festival), Toba, Mie ›› More
1st January, 2019 | Kamishima Island, Toba City, Mie Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nyoudousai (Fire Festival) at Oomiwa Shrine, Nara  ›› More
1st January, 2019 | at Oomiwa Shrine, Sakurai City, Nara Pref.    ›› official website

Image Ancient court music & dance, Miyajima, Hiroshima ›› More
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th January, 2019 | at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima    ›› official website

Image Bull Fighting at Tokunoshima Island, Kagoshima ›› More
1st - 4th January, 2019 | at Tokunoshima Island, Kagoshima    ›› official website

Image Visit of Public to the Palace for New Year Greeting ›› More
2nd January, 2019 | at Imperial Palace, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Koshiou Sominsai (Naked Festival), Hanamaki, Iwate  ›› More
2nd January, 2019 | at Koshiou Shrine, Hanamaki City, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Mizu Abise (Throwing Cold Water Festival), Otsuki, Kochi  ›› More
2nd January, 2019 | Otsuki Town, Kochi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
2nd January, 2019 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Takagari (Demonstration of Falconry), Hamarikyu, Tokyo ›› More
2nd & 3rd January, 2019 | at Hamarikyu park, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Oni-Matsuri (Devil Festival), Tara Town, Saga  ›› More
2nd & 3rd January, 2019 | at Takezaki Kanzeonji Temple, Tara, Saga  ›› official web

Image Karuta hajime shiki, Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto  ›› More
3rd January, 2019 | at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Tamaseseri (lucky ball scrambling), Fukuoka  ›› More
3rd January, 2019 | at Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image Kisshousan, at the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine  ›› More
3rd January, 2019 | Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine    ›› official website

Image Hiyondori (Fire Dance Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka  ›› More
3rd - 4th January, 2019 | Hamamatsu, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Chouna-Hajimeshiki at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu, Kanagawa ›› More
4th January, 2019 | at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa  ›› official website

Image Musha-sai (Japanese Archery), Nikko City, Tochigi Pref. ›› More
4th January, 2019 | Nikko City, Tochigi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kemari Hajime (Japanese ancient ball-kicking), Kyoto ›› More
4th January, 2019 | at Shimogamo Jinja Shrine, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image First trading day of the year, at Tokyo & Osaka Stock Exchange ›› More
4th January, 2019 | at Tokyo & Osaka Stock Exchange    ›› official website

Image Naked Festival at Asuka Shrine, Sakata City, Yamagata Pref. ›› More
5th January, 2019 | at Asuka Shrine, Sakata City, Yamagata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kyogi Karuta, Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu, Shiga ›› More
5th January, 2019 | at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.    ›› official website

Image Icicles at Ashigakubo, town of Yokoze, Saitama ›› More
5th January - 24th February, 2019 | at Ashigakubo, town of Yokoze, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Dezomesiki (New Year's Parade of Firemen)  ›› More
6th January, 2019 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Dezuiri (ring-entering ritual by Sumo Champion), Tokyo ›› More
6th January, 2019 | at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Horan Enya (Fishermans' Festival), Bungo-Takada, Oita  ›› More
6th January, 2019 | Bungo-Takada, Oita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Takasaki Daruma Market (Daruma Ichi), Gumma  ›› More
6th & 7th January, 2019 | Takasaki, Gumma    ›› official website

Image O-Edo (Tokyo) Antique Market at Tokyo Forum, Tokyo
6th, 20th January, 2019 | at Tokyo Forum, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Bonten Tate (Bamboo Pole Rising Festival), Kisarazu, Chiba ›› More
7th January, 2019 | Kisarazu City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Nagaoji Dai-Eyo (Big Mochi Carrying Game), Sanuki, Kagawa ›› More
7th January, 2019 | at Nagaoji Temple, Sanuki City, Kagawa Pref.  ›› official website

Image Devil Night Festival, Daizenji Tamatareguu, Kurume, Fukuoka ›› More
7th January, 2019 | at Daizenji Temple Tamatareguu, Kurume City, Fukuoka  ›› official website

Image Usokae (exchanging bullfinches), Fukuoka  ›› More
7th January, 2019 | at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image Onja-Onja! (Devil Festival), Karatsu Tenmangu Shrine, Saga  ›› More
7th January, 2019 | at Karatsu Tenmangu Shrine, Saga Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tondo-yaki (ritual bonfire of New Year's decorations), Tokyo ›› More
8th January, 2019 | at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Kayata Nikumi Shishimai (Lion Dance Festival), Sosa, Chiba ›› More
8th January, 2019 | Sosa City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Toka Ebisu at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka  ›› More
9th - 11th January, 2019 | at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Toka Ebisu at Nishinomiya Shrine, Hyogo Pref.  ›› More
9th - 11th January, 2019 | at Nishinomiya Shrine, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hoekago Parade to Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka ›› More
10th January, 2019 | Namba to Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› More
11th - 13th January, 2019 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Antique Jamboree Expo
11th - 13th January, 2019 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Matsuri Festival & Japanese Cuisine, at Tokyo Dome ›› Information
11th - 20th January, 2019 | at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Shinto music and dance Festival, Tamayura, Miyazaki ›› More
11th - 26th January, 2019 | at Tamayura Hot Springs, Miyazaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Bange Hatsuichi (Straw Bale Pulling), Fukushima  ›› More
12th January, 2019 | Aizu-Bange Town, Fukushima    ›› official website

Image Takoage & Dondoyaki (flying kite Festival), Toride, Ibaragi ›› More
12th January, 2019 | at Tone River, Toride City, Ibaragi  ›› official website

Image Tou-shi-ya at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Higashiyama, Kyoto  ›› More
13th January, 2019 | Sanjusangen-do Temple, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Hadaka Matsuri, at Ouchidani Jinja Shrine, Tottori Pref.  ›› More
13th January, 2019 | Ouchidani Jinja Shrine, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kuratake Ebisu Festival, Amakusa City, Kumamoto  ›› More
13th January, 2019 | Amakusa City, Kumamoto Pref.    ›› official website

Image Misogi-sai (winter swiming festival), Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido  ›› More
13th - 15th January, 2019 | Kikonai-Town, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Comic City (Comic selling event), in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo
13th, 27th January at Intex Osaka, and 28th at Tokyo Big Sight   ›› official web

Image January Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo  ›› More
13th - 27th January, 2019 | Ryogoku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Osaki Hachmangu Matsutaki Matsuri (Fire Festival), Miyagi  ›› More
14th January, 2019 | Sendai, Miyagi    ›› official website

Image Tori-oi Festival at Isegu Shrine, Azuma, Gunma Pref. ›› More
14th January, 2019 | at Isegu Shrine, Azuma, Gunma Pref.  ›› official website

Image Momote-shiki at Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
14th January, 2019 | at Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Misogi Festival undersea, Numazu City, Shizuoka  ›› More
14th January, 2019 | Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.    ›› official website

Image Haraso Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Owase, Mie  ›› More
14th January, 2019 | at Owase City, Mie Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Doya Doya, festival at Shitenno-ji Temple, Osaka  ›› More
14th January, 2019 | at Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka    ›› official website

Image Nii-no Yuki Matsuri, Anan Town, Nagano  ›› More
14th -15th January, 2019 | Anan Town, Nagano   ›› official website

Image Mukonage / Suminuri, Tokamachi, Niigata  ›› More
15th January, 2019 | Tokamachi, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Otariya Festival, Utsunomiya-City, Tochigi  ›› More
15th January, 2019 | Utsunomiya-City Tochigi    ›› official website

Image Chakkirako (girls dancing festival), Miura City, Kanagawa  ›› More
15th January, 2019 | at Kainan Shrine, Miura City, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Guardians Festival at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano  ›› More
15th January, 2019 | at Nozawa Hot Springs, Nagano pref.    ›› official website

Image Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture  ›› More
15th January, 2019 | at Furukawa River, Hida, Gifu Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Tokyo  ›› More
15th - 16th January, 2019 | Setagaya, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Kagura-hajime at Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
16th January, 2019 | at Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Bonden-sai (carrying bonden for the gods), Akita  ›› More
17th January, 2019 | at Miyoshi shrine, Akita    ›› official website

Image Toh-shiya (Archery Contest), Kyoto  ›› More
17th January, 2019 | at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Tug and Pull at Okuri Shrine, Nantan, Kyoto
17th January, 2019 | Nantan City, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Onza Hiho Daranie (Moja Okuri) at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
18th January, 2019 | at Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Japan Fishing Festival 2019, Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› More
18th - 20th January, 2019 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Shiwasu Matsuri (Fire Festival), Misato Town, Miyazaki ›› More
18th - 20th January, 2019 | Misato Town, Miyazaki Pref.  ›› official website

Image Hyakudan Hina Doll Festival, at Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo ›› More
18th January - 10th March, 2019 | Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Imafuku Hebitsuna (Snake Gragon Festival), Miyazu, Kyoto ›› More
19th January, 2019 | Miyazu City, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Kagu Show Japan 2019, by Fukuoka Furniture Association
19th - 21st January, 2019 | by Furniture Association at Fukuoka Convention Center  ›› official web

Image Naked Parade at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref. ›› More
20th January, 2019 | at Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Pref.    ›› official website

Image Obisha! (Lion Dance) at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama, Chiba ›› More
20th January, 2019 | at Hiregasaki, Nagareyama City, Chiba Pref.    ›› official website

Image Hot Springs Festival at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma ›› More
20th January, 2019 | at Kawarayu-Onsen, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Daikan Misogi (ablution in cold water), Kashima, Ibaragi ›› More
20th January, 2019 | Kashima Jingu Shrine, Ibaragi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kanno-Mizu (Cold Water Taking Festival), Miyota, Nagano ›› More
20th January, 2019 | Miyota Town, Nagano Pref.    ›› official website

Image Matobakai Festival (shooting three arrows), Kumamoto ›› More
20th January, 2019 | at Shiouji Shrine, Tamana, Kumamoto    ›› official website

Image Heto Mato (Fishermans' Festival), Goto Island, Nagasaki ›› More
20th January, 2019 | Goto Island, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Sake as Cancer Drug (Sasa-Zake Matsuri) at Daianji, Nara ›› More
23rd January, 2019 | at Daianji Temple, Nara City  ›› official website

Image International Jewellery Show, Tokyo ›› More
23rd - 26th January, 2019 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, at Tokyo Dome
24th - 30th January, 2019 | at Tokyo Dome  ›› official website

Image Wintet Festival at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido ›› More
25th January - 17th February, 2019 | at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Image Winter Festival on northern latitude of 45 degrees, Hokkaido  ›› More
26th January, 2019 | Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Kamezuka Neriba (Big Sacred Rope Parade), Seirou, Niigata ›› More
26th January, 2019 | Seirou Town, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kanchu-Misogi (The purification) at Kanda-Myojin, Tokyo ›› More
26th January, 2019 | at Kanda-Myojin, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Hanaoke-Katsugi (Flower Tub Carrying), Koyama, Tochigi ›› More
26th January, 2019 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara  ›› More
26th January, 2019 | Nara    ›› official website

Image Tuna Tuna! (Maguro Festival), NachiKatsuura, Wakayama ›› More
26th January, 2019 | Nachi-Katsuura Town, Wakayama Pref.    ›› official website

Image Daikoku (God of wealth) Matsuri Festival, Tokyo ›› More
26th & 27th January, 2019 | at Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image World Hobby Fair 2019 Winter, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
26th & 27th January, 2019 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Ice Sculpture Festival at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano ›› More
26th & 27th January, 2019 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano Pref.    ›› official website

Image One-Pot Cooking Battle (Nabe Gassen), Himeji, Hyogo ›› More
26th & 27th January, 2019 | Himeji, Hyogo Pref.  ›› official website

Image Swan Festival, Tokachigawa Hot Springs, Otofuke, Hokkaido ›› More
26th January - 24th February, 2019 | Tokachigawa, Otofuke Town, Hokkaido  ›› official web

Image Nonotake-Hakusan (Mountain Ceremony), Wakuya, Miyagi ›› More
27th January, 2019 | at Konbouji Temple, Wakuya Town, Miyagi  ›› official website

Image Morozaki Sagichou Matsuri (Fishermans' Festival), Aichi  ›› More
27th January, 2019 | Minami-Chita, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Misogi (Cold Water in midwinter), Mt. Koya-san, Wakayama ›› More
27th January, 2019 | at Mt. Koya-san, Wakayama    ›› official website

Image Omottsuan (Big Rice Cake Festival), Aika, Matsue, Shimane ›› More
27th January - 3rd February, 2019 | at Aika Town, Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia Festival), Oshima island ›› More
27th January - 24th March, 2019 | Oshima island, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi, at Takahata Fudoson Temple, Hino, Tokyo ›› More
28th January, 2019 | at Takahata Fudoson Temple, Hino, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Hibuse-Matsuri (Fire Festival) at Manpukuji, Kanagawa ›› More
28th January, 2019 | at Manpukuji Temple, Odawara City, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image ENEX2019 / Smart Energy Japan 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight
30th January - 1st February, 2019 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Shiretoko Fantasia (Snow & Ice Fetival), Hokkaido  ›› More
30th January - 28th February, 2019 | Shiretoko, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

Image The Kingdom of Light illumination, Nagasaki ›› More
20th October 2018 - 21st April, 2019 | Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki    ›› official web

Image Snow Story Event, Otaru City, Hokkaido ›› Information
1st November, 2018 - 17th February, 2019 | Otaru City, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image Kobe Illuninaju at Kobe Fruit Flower Park, Hyogo
3rd November 2018 - 11th February, 2019 | at Kobe Fruit Flower Park, Hyogo    ›› official web

Image Osaka Hikari-Renaissance, illuminated walk along  ›› More
4th November, 2018 - 31st January 2019 | Nakanoshima & Midousuji Osaka  ›› web

Image Wild Narcissus Festival, Suzaki Peninsula, Izu Shimoda ›› More
20th December, 2018 - 10th February, 2019 | Suzaki Peninsula, Izu Shimoda  ›› official web

Art Exhibition

Image MINGEI -Another Kind of Art at 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
2nd November, 2018 - 24th February, 2019 | 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image New Wave: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1980s at The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› More
3rd November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› official website

Image Ueno Artist Project 2018: “Contemporary SHO — See, Know and Feel Today’s Calligraphy”at TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› More
18th November, 2018 - 6th January, 2019 | TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image GIGA TOWN in TERA TOWN -a catalog of manga symbols by KONO FUMIYO, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› More
22nd November, 2018 - 2nd April, 2019 | Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› official website

Image Yoshimura Yoshio: Beyond Hyper-realism at Tokyo Station Gallery, just outside the ticket gates at JR Tokyo Station's Marunouchi North Exit ›› More
23rd November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | Tokyo Station Gallery, Marunouchi, Tokyo ›› official website

Image In the Country of Fans, Japan at SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
28th November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image HORIUTI Masakazu : Curious Minds, Joyful Forms, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Kanagawa ›› More
8th December, 2018 - 24th March, 2019 | The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Kanagawa ›› official website

Image Takashi MURAKAMI : Bubbleurap, CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM KUMAMOTO ›› More
15th December, 2018 - 3rd March, 2019 | CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM KUMAMOTO ›› official website