Category: Festival

Your Essential Survival Guide to Festivals
By: Date: July 19, 2018 Categories: Festival Tags:

If you are a regular attendee at festivals and gigs, then you will know what it’s like to go without life’s comforts while spending a few days in a tent. However, you don’t have to be completely without civilization; there are a few handy items that you can take with you. They will help you…

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Hanami in Tokyo : full bloom of cherry blossoms
By: Date: April 11, 2012 Categories: Festival,News Tags: , , , ,

The Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of spring flowering trees, especially those of Japanese flowering cherry trees, the Sakura. In the last weekend, Japan has been celebrating the hanami, the full bloom of cherry blossoms, that despite the powerful winds andrains of recent days did not affect their beauty nor their full bloom.     Hanami is celebrated as parties from Japanese that meet with friends to make picnic, drinking and eating under cherry blossoms. The sakura bloom reach…

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Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri on July 31st in Tokyo
By: Date: August 17, 2011 Categories: Festival,Shinjuku,Tradition Tags: , ,

This year on July 31st in Tokyo, there was the Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri, that involved the spectators into the spirit of the distant islands of Okinawa. Like the festival Gujo Odori, also the Eisa Matsuri is one of the main Japanese Obon dance festival. To commemorate the victims of the earthquake, this year’s festival will also include teams…

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The Tanabata Matsuri : the Festival of Stars in Tokyo and Japan
By: Date: July 15, 2011 Categories: Festival,News,Tradition Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Tanabata festival, also known as the “Festival of Stars“, takes place on Day 7 of 7 th month of the year in towns and cities across Japan. In this date, according to Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated one from each other by the Milky Way, are able to meet. Because…

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Mt Fuji Day
By: Date: February 27, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,Tradition Tags: , , , , ,

February 23 has been designated Mt Fuji Day in Japan. The almost perfectly shaped volcano is a national icon, attracting hordes of tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture every year. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a height of 3776 meters, on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, with an almost perfectly conical volcano…

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Setsubun is approaching: Eho-Maki
By: Date: February 2, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,News,Tradition Tags: , , , , , ,

On February 3 is the famous festival of Setsubun. One of the many traditions that japanese people follow during this holiday is to eat a Eho-maki. : in this tradition, you need to eat this kind of food all in a row looking towards successful year, that for this year 2011 is south-southeast. Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival…

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