Holidays and Festivals 2021


January

New Year

How to Celebrate New Years in Japan: Hanetsuki, Fukuwarai, and more!
How do Japanese People Celebrate the New Year?
Let’s play “Hanetsuki”, the Japanese traditional game for new year. 
Osechi : New Year’s Food
Japanese New Year Traditions // osechi meaning
Hanetsuki Japon 1929
A traditional Japanese game of the new year, Fukuwarai
Hatsumode Visiting a shinto shrine (how to pray, what to do) 明治神宮で初詣☆
Japanese New Year’s Food “Osechi”
SHOPPING FOR FUKUBUKURO LUCKY BAGS IN TOKYO!
Japanese Makeup LUCKY BAGS!

 

Nanakusa Porridge

 

Kagami Biraki

Yoroi Kizome & Kagamibiraki Ceremony

 

Seijinshiki (Coming of age)

Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony
Coming of Age Day in Japan! 成人式☆

 

February

 

Setsubun

Ogres, soybeans, & sushi rolls! Springtime rituals in Japan! 日本の節分文化☆
Kyoto Festival: Spring Ogre Purification
Setsubun and the mamemaki bean-throwing festival 

 

Japanese Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day – 日本の祝日を学ぼう
How Japanese Celebrate Valentine’s Day

 

March

 

Hinamatsuri

Doll Festival – 雛祭り
March 3rd Is Hina Matsuri & Girls’ Day In Japan!
The origin of Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day in Japan)!
Hina Ningyo Dolls

 

April

 

Hanami

Do you know when & why “hanami” started?
How to Hanami: A Beginner’s Guide to Cherry Blossoms Viewing in Japan
Hanami: Celebrating Japan’s Cherry Blossoms
Hanami Dango Dumplings

 

May

 

Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day)

Children’s Day in Japan
May 5th is a Day Just for Children in Japan!
Kodomo no hi – Children’s Day in Japan
Typical Japanese Children’s Day Prep

 

June

 

Tsuyu

3 things to be “cautious” during the rainy season to stay healthy! Best ways to enjoy tsuyu in Kyoto
How I spend my day during the rainy season in Tokyo
June July is 梅雨(Tsuyu) in Japan!!! Do you know what is it?

 

July

 

Tanabata

Learn Japanese Holidays – Tanabata
July 7th Is Tanabata In Japan!
Tanabata Love Story : Princess Orihime and Hikoboshi
Japan Diary | today is Tanabata
TANABATA – Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto

 

August

 

Obon

Bon Holidays
When and how we hold “summer memorial services” in Japan!
Learn Japanese Holidays – Obon
Festivals – Obon
Japanese OBON Words with Risa!
Obon (お盆) – Japanese Buddhist’s Festival?

 

September

Autumnal Equinox Day
What Is Tsukimi 月見?

 

October

Health and Sports Day
JAPANESE SPORTS FESTIVAL | Kindergarten in Japan

 

November

Autumn in Japan! What it’s like and what’s so great about it 🙂
Top 10 Autumn Color Spots in Japan | japan-guide.com

 

December

 

Omisoka

Holidays Around the World with the KMA – Omisoka



 

Regional Festivals

 

Sapporo Yuki Matsuri (Hokkaido)

Sapporo Snow Festival 2020 – 5 Things You Must See!
The Sapporo Snow & Ice Festival
5 things you need to do in Hokkaido!
Sapporo Snow Festival 2013 – Japan

 

Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori)

AOMORI NEBUTA MATSURI
Aomori’s Nebuta Matsuri Experience
Festival Timetable

 

Tanabata Matsuri (Sendai)

Sendai Tanabata Festival
Virtual Tour of Sendai Tanabata Festival
The making of SENDAI TANABATA FESTIVAL
仙台・七夕まつり前夜祭の花火 2021

 

Gujo Odori (Gifu)

Overnight dance festival
郡上八幡・2012徹夜踊り最終日
Dance Festival, Fake Food, & Waterways: Gujo Hachiman
Gujo Odori, Obon Dance Festival at Gujo Hachiman, Japan

 

Aoi Matsuri (Kyoto)

Kyoto Festival: Aoi Matsuri
Aoi Matsuri: Saiō-Dai Lady Arriving at Kamigamo Shrine.
Aoi Matsuri Festival in Kyoto!
Aoi Festival

 

Gion Matsuri (Kyoto)

Gion Matsuri: The Hokaboko Float’s Journey
Gion Matsuri: Yasaka Shrine Events
Gion Matsuri Yoiyama Festival

 

Yosakoi Matsuri (Kochi)

The Birthplace of Yosakoi: Kochi, Japan
Kochi Yosakoi Festival 2019
Yosakoi Festival in Kochi 
YOSAKOI FESTIVAL, KOCHI, JAPAN

 

Awa Odori (Tokushima)

Awa Odori Women’s Kitsuke
阿波踊り2016 総集編 Awaodori Festival in Tokushima, Japan
Why Not Dance? The Awa Odori Festival | nippon.com
Koenji Awa-Odori Festival 2014
Interview with a Japanese Awa Odori Dancer
Practice of Awa-odori(dance) 2
Otoko Odori Practice Video

 

Hanabi (Fireworks)

Fireworks Traditional Skills in a Modern Entertainment
Japan Fireworks | 2000 meter wide display! 長岡まつり 大花火大会
Kuwana Suigo Fireworks Festival
Senko Hanabi
A Japanese Master Craftsman Taught Me To Make Senko Hanabi Fireworks
How To Make Senko Hanabi Sparklers (very rare Japanese fireworks)
Learning All About Tezutsu Hanabi (Traditional Hand-held Fireworks) in Toyohashi
Tezutsu Hanabi- The Origin of Japanese Fireworks
Tokyo Okutama festival and firework
What a Japanese Summer Fireworks Festival is Really Like

 

Others

Japan’s Cat Lover festival: Nyandarake
Japans’s SUPERNATURAL CAT Festival — BakeNeko
Kiriko Lantern Festivals of Noto
Festival Art in Tohoku


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