Extending from the south exit of Iwaki Station in Fukushima, “Hikari no Sakura” is a winter illumination that aims to electrically reproduce cherry blossom season with thousands of LEDs in varying shades of pink.
The kickoff for the illumination usually sees a fireworks show after the lights are turned on, but if it goes ahead this year, the fireworks are likely to be canceled due to COVID-19.
On the shores of Lake Towada, the venue is transformed into an illuminated winter wonderland for a period of three months in winter. In previous years, the event was compressed into three weeks in February, but in the interest of […]
While most snow festivals feature man-made sculptures, the snow monsters of Zao are entirely natural. Created in rare circumstances that require specific weather and tree formation, the snow gathers in such a way that monsters are formed in the mountains. […]
Celebrated to mark the end of winter and the day before spring begins, setsubun is an age-old Japanese ceremony thought to drive evil spirits from the house. Many people dress as demons and are herded out of businesses and houses […]
One of the many traditional Setsubun festivals taking place across Japan, this one is unusual in that it features Geiko – the Kyoto version of Geisha. On the first day, there will be dance performances and bean-throwing ceremony from 1pm […]
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