This is a memorial service for the spirits of fallen soldiers and to pray for peace which takes place on August 15th every year. A large 大 (the kanji symbol for great) is set alight on Mount Wakakusa using 108 flames to represent the traditional number of worldly desires possessed by humans. The event is the culmination of the O-Bon festival and fires are meant to guide the spirits back to the afterlife. You can see the fire from various spots in Nara Park and lasts around 30 minutes.
For 2020, the fireworks display which usually follows Daimonji ceremony has been canceled.
This festival celebrates the classic work of Japanese literature Tale of Genji, by 11th century author Murasaki Shikibu. A parade will feature various characters dressed in Heian period garb – considered to be the height of classical Japanese culture. Genji […]
Held by the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, this is one of the younger performances from the city tradition as it only started in 1950. The style is considered similar to Kabuki theater as it has seven scenes and the area […]
Like the head office in Osaka, the Hiroshima branch of the Japan Mint has a garden of late blossoming yaezakura cherry trees. The garden boasts 63 multi petaled varieties of sakura and 219 trees. Regular old somei yoshino cherry blossoms […]
10:00am – 8:00pm