With 72 volumes and 121 episodes, Naruto is one of the biggest manga and anime franchises of all time.
If you’ve got through all the books and watched all the episodes and you’re still wanting more than you should be able to get your fix here. The huge exhibition features original artwork, life size 3D models of the characters and an extensive range of merch.
At 2,000yen per ticket it’s not exactly a cheapo event (although you can get a 100 yen discount if you get your ticket in advance). If you’re lucky, you might even meet creator Masashi Kishimoto who is expected to be present for at least some of the festival.
Taking place in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, the Hikiyama Festival is named for the wheeled festival floats which are pulled along at many traditional festivals. However, the festival is known for ‘kodomo kabuki’ – children’s kabuki. In the case of the […]
Founded in 2009 by comedy giant Yoshimoto Kogyo, the festival has a packed schedule which includes comedy and drama, as well as documentaries, young-director showcases, and development workshops. Despite the name, the Okinawa International Film Festival is decidedly more domestic […]
A performance by Maiko and Geiko from different districts, also known as the dance of the capital. Begun to raise spirits after Tokyo was first declared Japan’s capital, it has been held in the Kaburenjo Theater since 1873 but due […]
The Nagasaki Tall Ship Festival takes place in April each year in the spectacular backdrop of Nagasaki Harbor. Typically the event features a number of square rigged tall ships with their billowing sails providing a romantic glimpse into the bygone […]