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The Hyoge Matsuri

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Sep 7, 2018

The Hyoge Matsuri

If you're in the vicinity of Shin Pond in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, this weekend, don't be alarmed if you're suddenly surrounded by a mischievous gang of goofballs. It's all part of the Hyoge Matsuri, a festival that is held in memory of a samurai named ...

China Festival 2018

Events / Events In Tokyo Sep 7, 2018

China Festival 2018

There are plenty of opportunities for people in Japan to interact with Chinese culture, from visiting panda cub Xiang Xiang at the Ueno Zoo to dining out in Yokohama's Chinatown. An event in Yoyogi Park this weekend offers another opportunity. One of the main highlights ...

Akiha Fire Ceremony

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Dec 14, 2017

Akiha Fire Ceremony

This weekend a series of ceremonies will take place at the kamisha (upper shrine) of Akihasan Hongu Akiha Shrine in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. The main draw will be three choreographic rituals on the 16th. Leading off with the Dance of Bow and the Dance of ...

Akutai Festival

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Dec 14, 2017

Akutai Festival

Chants of "wasshoi" and "soiya" are often heard at Japanese festivals, but at the annual Akutai Festival they're replaced with cuss words. Akutai translates as "abusive language" in English and according to lore, the festival in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, began during the middle of the ...

'Eternal Treasures from Kasugataisha Shrine'

Art Jan 17, 2017

'Eternal Treasures from Kasugataisha Shrine'

Jan. 17-March 12 Registered in 1998 as a World Heritage Site, Kasuga Grand Shrine was built in the eighth century as a prayer offering for the protection of Heijokyo, (the capital of Japan, 710-784) and for the prosperity of its people. The Tokyo National Museum ...

'Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 17, 2017

'Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life'

Jan. 21-May 7 American artist Elizabeth Peyton gained much acclaim for her prints, paintings and sketches during the early 1990s, but it is her portraiture of close friends, historical figures and icons that she is particularly noted for. She has been lauded for her stylized, ...