Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Nagasaki Lantern Festival
PHOTO COURTESY : Nagasaki Kanko Renmei
2016/2/8 - 2016/2/22 [Winter]
Nagasaki (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
An entire hill is set ablaze in winter. A New Year event which originated in boundary disputes among temples.
Fourth Saturday of January - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
A contest to become the first to reach the sacred mountain, carrying bonden for the gods to descend.
January 17th - [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Half-naked men scramble for a lucky 8-kg ball in a shower of cold water
January 3rd - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Warning people of the dangers of fire through acrobatic stunts on top of ladders.
January 6th - [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
A year of happiness secured by a golden bird. A wooden bird bringing good luck by turning last year's lies into this year's truths.
January 7th - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
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Toka Ebisu
Buy a good luck bamboo branch and pray to Ebisu, the patron deity of commerce for success in business.
January 9th - January 11th [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Toh-shiya (Archery Contest)
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery.
A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away
The Sunday closest to January 15th - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
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