The Akibasan Kongen Yabuse Matsuri—or the Akibasan Protection from Fire Festival takes place at the Akibasan shrine in the Itabashi district of Odawara City.
The festival, which dates from the 16th century, is ostensibly for offering protection from fire. A better description might be “fun with fire”—with robed priests doing a variety of activities with fire including writing Chinese characters in the air with a flaming stick and firing arrows into a bonfire.
The Lantern Festival is usually held on the 15th and final day of the Chinese Spring Festival, taking place in Yokohama’s Chukagai Chinatown at the Ma Zhu Miao, Shrine to the Goddess of the Sea, known as Masobyo in Japanese, […]
According to organizers, the purpose of AMP is to “generate good vibes with the coolest of people and the best of bands”. The event will feature: Six rock & funk bands The Spilt Ink’s new POPSICK art portraits Good times […]
One of Tokyo’s biggest and most frequent flea markets, this event takes place over many—if not all—weekends a month. Also known as the Tokyo City Flea Market, it can feature up to 600 (!) vendors on a busy day, making […]
Held at the end of the architecturally marvelous Osanbashi pier, the Japan Brewers’ Cup is one of the major events on the craft beer calendar. It’s both a festival and as the name suggests, a contest between the brewers. Entrance […]
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