Mamemaki (soya bean throwing) is a ceremony held as part of the setsubun celebration (the end of winter and the start of spring) in order to ward off disasters and accidents, ensure good health and to bring good fortune.
Zojoji Temple, famed for its association with the long line of Tokugawa shoguns and for its proximity to Tokyo Tower, will have a bean flinging ceremony with men and women born in the same year as the current year of the Chinese zodiac (ie. the monkey) kitted out in samurai garb.
The 71st Ome City Nohryo Fireworks Festival features 4,132 fireworks to be hurled into the night sky over Nagayama Park in Ome City in the evening of the first Saturday in August. The festivities will begin at 7:30pm and conclude […]
A traditional summer shrine festival at one of the most serene shrines in central Tokyo. Thankfully, the festival takes place during the relative cool of the late afternoon and early evening. Expect all the summer festival standards—yatai (food trucks), games, […]
Dance to the beat of the taiko drums—or just watch—at this annual Bon dance festival at Tsukiji Honganji temple. As a bonus of being so close to the gourmet hot spots of Tsukiji Market and Ginza, there will be various […]
The Akishima Citizen Whale Festival will take place on the first weekend at the Showa Park (athletics stadium). The nearest station is the Higashi-Nakagami Station on JR Ome Line. Hihglights include a giant whale being pushed through the streets and […]