Autumn Festival

As we wrote on our blog before, we have many Natsumatsuri (Summer Festival) in Japan, but Autumn is also a season to see lots of Akimatsuri (Autumn Festival) in the towns. Local shrines hold the festivals to thank gods for the harvest, so the significance is almost same as that of  Thanksgiving. Here are some […]

Matsuri – Summer festival – season has come

We have many festivals and events all year round, but especially summer is a season when a lot of Matsuri (festival) are held in Japan. The world “Matsuri” literally means “enshrine” and so the origin of Matsuri comes from the ritual to pray and thank God for the abundant crops. Also it is very humid […]

Summer Festivals in Tokyo, 2012

Traditionally many festivals have been long held in the mid of July to August to worship our ancestors and also reward farmers after the busy periods of rice planting. Most of the festivals are normally held in the evening. People want to come out for the festivals to enjoy cool evening breeze. If you’re in […]

Today’s tour

Finally we had nice weather on Saturday ! Even during rainy season there is an irregular intervals. We were 10 people including 3 staffs. Today a few people also joined, who will write about us on their website. For such a small tour group like us, those interview from websites, newspapers, magazine etc… give us great […]