April 2016 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Ougi Mountain Burning Ritual (Fire Festival), Beppu, Oita ›› More
1st April, 2016 | Beppu City, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Shizuoka Matsuri (Spring Festival), Shizuoka ›› More
1st - 3rd April, 2016 | at Shizuoka   ›› official web

Image Beppu Hot Spring Festival, Beppu City, Oita Pref.  ›› More
1st - 3rd April, 2016 | Beppu City, Oita Pref.    ›› official website

Image Spring Sale of Imari Porcelain at Imari City, Saga Pref.  ›› More
1st - 5th April, 2016 | at Imari City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Miyako Odori (Traditional Spring Dance), at Gion, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 30th April, 2016 | at Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Ohanami Taiko (Japanese Drum) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo ›› More
2nd April, 2016 | at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Matsue Musha Gyoretsu (Samurai Parade), Matsue, Shimane ›› More
2nd April, 2016 | Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image DOUSAN Matsuri (Saito Dousan Festival), Gifu ›› More
2nd - 3rd April, 2016 | at Gifu City, Gifu   ›› official web

Image Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus), Kawasaki ›› More
3rd April, 2016 | at the Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref.  ›› official web

Image Hida Ikibina Matsuri (Live Hina-Doll), Takayama, Gifu ›› More
3rd April, 2016 | at Takayama City, Gifu   ›› official web

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
3rd April, 2016 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Ose Matsuri (Fishermen's Festival), Numazu, Shizuoka ›› More
4th April, 2016 | at Uchiura fishing port, Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official web

Image Hikiyama Matsuri (Wajima-lacquer float parade), Ishikawa ›› More
4th - 6th April, 2016 | at Wajima City, Ishikawa   ›› official web

Image Watarase Baloon Race at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi ›› More
8th - 10th April, 2016 | at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi   ›› official web

Image Shingen-kou Matsuri (Takeda SHINGEN), Kohfu, Yamanashi ›› More
8th - 10th April, 2016 | at Kohfu City, Yamanashi   ›› official web

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
9th April, 2016 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Nagashi-bina Festival in Mochigase, Tottori  ›› More
9th April, 2016 | along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tezikara-no-Himatsuri (fire festival) at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu ›› More
9th April, 2016 | at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Mino Matsuri (flower float parade), Mino City, Gifu ›› More
9th - 10th April, 2016 | at Mino City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2016 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
9th, 10th April at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo | 23rd, 24th April at Sannomaru Square, Fukuoka | 4th, 5th June at Redbrick Square, Sapporo ›› official web

Image Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi ›› More
10th April, 2016 | at Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Itoigawa Kenka Matsuri (float crash battle), Niigata ›› More
10th & 11th April, 2016 | at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Kamakura Matsuri (Parade, Dance & Yabusame), Kanagawa ›› More
10th - 17th April, 2016 | at Kamakura City, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Spring Festival at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara ›› More
11th - 17th April, 2016 | at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara   ›› official web

Image Sanno Festival at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu, Shiga ›› More
12th - 14th April, 2016 | at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official web

Image Sanno Matsuri at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama, Gifu ›› More
14th - 15th April, 2016 | at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Toka-sai (spring dance festival), Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima  ›› More
15th April, 2016 | at Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima  ›› More
15th April, 2016 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima  ›› official website

Image Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri (Dance Festa),Amakusa, Nagasaki  ›› More
15th - 17th April, 2016 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Asakusa Yabusame at Sumida park, Tokyo ›› More
16th April, 2016 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi ›› More
16th & 17th April, 2016 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture    ›› official website

Image Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo ›› More
16th & 17th April, 2016 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Seto Toso Matsuri (China Ware Market), Aichi ›› More
16th & 17th April, 2016 | at Seto City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Ohashirisan (mikoshi-portable shrine- run), Yabu, Hyogo  ›› More
16th & 17th April, 2016 | at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Sale Event of Tobe-yaki pottery, Ehime  ›› More
16th & 17th April, 2016 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yahiko Yukake Matsuri (Hot Water Festival), Niigata ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Yahiko Village, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Bunsui Oiran Dochu (ladies parade), Tsubame City, Niigata ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Marumage Matsuri (parade with old hair stayle), Toyama ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Himi City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official web

Image Action Event as Samurai Buttle of Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Kawanakajima Gassen, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi    ›› official website

Image Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Nagoya City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Kutami Matsuri (dolls on float parade), Yaotsu, Gifu ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hashira Matsuri - pillar or pole festival, at Chizu Village, Tottori ›› More
17th April, 2016 | at Chizu Village, Tottori Pref.   ›› official web

Image Hanamorisai (flower festival) at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama ›› More
18th April, 2016 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Okoshi Daiko (Furukawa Festival), Hida City, Gifu ›› More
19th - 20th April, 2016 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image TECHNO-FRONTIER 2016, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  ›› More
20th - 22nd April, 2016 | Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› official website

Image Renge-e-mai (Kabuki dance), Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane  ›› More
21th April, 2016 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane   ›› official website

Image Japan Flower & Garden Show at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa ›› More
22nd - 24 April, 2016 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yokohama Antique Fair at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa
22nd - 24th April, 2016 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref. ›› More
23rd April, 2016 | at Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Haru-no Sado Geino-sai - Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island, Niigata ›› More
23rd & 24th April, 2016 | Sado Island, Niigata   ›› official web

Image Earth Day Tokyo at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
23rd & 24th April, 2016 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› official web

Image Manmos Flea Market at Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi Pref.
23rd & 24th April, 2016 | at Nagoya Dome, Aichi   ›› official web

Image Taishi Shotoe festival of lights, at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› More
23rd & 24th April, 2016 | Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› official web

Image Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Aomori ›› More
23rd April - 5th May, 2016 | Hirosaki, Aomori    ›› official website

Image Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto ›› More
23rd April - 10th May, 2016 | Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Noshiro Takoage Taikai (flying kite event), Noshiro, Akita ›› More
24th April, 2016 | Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Japan Hobby Show 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
28th - 30th April, 2016 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Shunki Kagura Sai - Spring Festival, at Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie ›› More
28th - 30th April, 2016 | Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie   ›› official web

Image Kyokusui-no-en (poem writing), Jonangu, Fushimiku, Kyoto  ›› More
29th April, 2016 | at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Hayama Matsuri, Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki  ›› More
29th April, 2016 | Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki ›› official website

Image Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata ›› More
29th April - 3rd May, 2016 | Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo ›› More
29th April - 3rd May, 2016 | at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Kasama-no-Toensai (Himatsuri), Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2016 | Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki   ›› official web

Image Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2016 | Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2016 | Arita, Saga    ›› official web

Image Takaoka Mikuruyama (Float Parade), Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
30th April - 1st May, 2016 | at Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official web

Events continued from previous month

Image Sagamiko Light Tunnel, Pleasure Forest, Kanagawa ›› More
31st October, 2015 - 10th April, 2016 | Kanagawa    ›› official web

Image The Kingdom of Light illumination, Nagasaki ›› More
31st October 2015 - 18th April, 2016 | Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki    ›› official web

Image Light Up on Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto ›› More
12th - 21st March, and 26th March - 10th April, 2016 | at Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi  ›› More
19th & 20th March, 9th - 10th & 16th - 17th April, 3rd - 4th May 2016 | in Handa City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Hachikenya Ohanami Festa at Temmabashi, Osaka  ›› More
26th March - 10th April, 2016 | at Temmabashi River Front, Osaka  ›› official website

Image Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom), Tokyo ›› More
26th March - 13th April, 2016 | Koto-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Interpets 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
31st March - 3rd April, 2016 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image HIROMURA Masaaki Junglin’ in Kanazawa Indistinct Landscapes, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa ›› More
21st November 2015 - 8th May, 2016 | 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa  ›› official website

Image Shunga-ten at Hosomi Museum, Kyoto ›› More
10th February - 10th April, 2016 | Hosomi Museum, Kyoto  ›› official website

Image Kazari : Decoration in Faith and Festival, at Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Shiga ›› More
1st March - 15th May, 2016 | Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Shiga  ›› official website

Image Dinosaur Expo 2016 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› More
8th March - 12th June, 2016 | National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Fantastic EDO Period Paintings; Dream & Fantasy, at Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo ›› More
12th March - 8th May, 2016 | Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Enperor, at Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka ›› More
15th March - 12th June, 2016 | Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Fukuoka  ›› official website

Image MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey at The National Art Center, Tokyo ›› More
16th March - 13th June, 2016 | The National Art Center, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; KUNIYOSHI & KUNISADA, at The Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo ›› More
19th March - 5th June, 2016 | The Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Setouchi Triennale 2016, at 12 islands of the Seto Inland Sea + Takamatsu and Uno, Kagawa ›› More
20th March - 17th April, 2016 | 12 islands of the Seto Inland Sea + Takamatsu and Uno, Kagawa  ›› official website

Image Yasuda Yukihiko : A Retrospective, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo ›› More
23rd March - 15th May, 2016 | The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo  ›› official website

Image Kuroda Seiki, Master of Modern Japanese Painting: The 150th Anniversary of his Birth, at the Tokyo National Museum ›› More
23rd March - 15th May, 2016 | The Tokyo National Museum  ›› official website

Image The Self-Portraits of YASUMASA MORIMURA: My Art, My Story, My Art History at The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› More
5th April - 19th June, 2016 | The National Museum of Art, Osaka  ›› official website

Image Special Exhibition of KAKUTEI at Kobe City Museum, Hyogo ›› More
9th April - 29th May, 2016 | Kobe City Museum, Hyogo  ›› official website