‘Daradara’ means ‘endless’—a name earned due to the extraordinary length of this traditional festival. While most shrine festivals go for 2 or 3 days, this one goes for 11 days—the longest of any traditional ‘matsuri’ in Japan.
Running from the 11th to the 21st of September each year, the festival happens at Shiba Daijingu located next to Shiba Park (not to be confused with the more photogenic Zojoji Temple). Although the festival spans 11 days, the main festival day is on Sunday, September 15, 2019.
For nearly a decade now, This&That Café has been an opportunity for creative minds to converge and collaborate. People come for the art, the music, the good vibes, and the serendipitous interactions. It seems like ages since we have been […]
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A chance to do something good, meet new people and have a great day out in Tokyo. The river clean-up project focuses on the Arakawa and Edogawa rivers and gets together on a monthly basis. As well as helping the […]
The Festival Brazil returns to the Event Square of Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park in mid July. Brazilians make up the third biggest immigrant population in Japan, so this festival is huge for the community as well as with non-Brazillians. Attendance estimates […]
It requires a little adventure beyond Tokyo to get to this annual festival of Japanese wind chimes (fuurin). Craftsmen from all over Japan gather to display and sell thousands of these chimes, which sooth your soul as they ring in the summer breeze. […]