Also known as Takadanobaba Yabusame, this is a chance to watch Yabusame, the impressive Japanese martial art of horse-mounted archery (it’s quite difficult to hit a target from a moving horse) in Toyama Park. A procession will take place from the Anahachimangu shrine in Waseda leading to the nearby park where the Yabusame will take place. Please note, the event will be cancelled if there is rain.
After a few years of cancelations, the 91st Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival will go ahead. What happens? Every year during Japan’s Setsubun Festival (the day before spring in the old Japanese calendar), many demon-like characters called tengu prowl the streets of […]
As part of the Chinese Spring Festival celebrations in Yokohama’s Chukagai (Chinatown), there will be a variety of traditional performance art on show. Expect lion dances, dragon dances, other dancing, songs, harps and acrobatics. The event takes place in Yamashita-cho […]
It’s not spring yet — despite what social media is telling you — so why not get in the winter mood with some sake, fresh seafood, and live entertainment at this year’s Winter Festival in Yoyogi Park. What is there […]
There’s no train in sight at this ekiben tournament near Shinagawa. Ekiben, the combination of eki (station) and bento (lunchbox), are highly popular in Japan and are usually eaten on a long train journey to somewhere far off and exciting. […]