Main Festivals of a Year

January New Year's celebration
February Snow Festival (Sapporo)
March Naha Hari Festivals (Naha)
April Mt. Shinnyu Burning Mountain Festival (Kyoto)
May Hakata Dontaku (Fukuoka), Aoi Festival (Tokyo)
June Rice Planting Festival
July Star Festivals, Gojinjo-Daiko (Wajima),
Gion Festival (Kyoto)
August Bon Festival,
Lantern Floating (Hiroshima),
Awa Dance (Tokushima), Nebuta Festival (Aomori)
September Hakozaki Hojoya Festival (Hakozaki)
October Nada Fighting Festival (Osaka)
November Karatsu Kunchi (Karatsu)
December New Year's Eve Celebration, Namahage (Akita)


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Bibliography

  • Festivals in Japan through a year(http://www/nisiq.net/~haga/n_fest-E.html)
  • Hiroshima Calling (http://hiroshima.topica.ne.jp/back-no/paul/paul.html)
  • The Japan Society (http://chowa.org/festivals.html)

    Pictures and a map have been borrowed from the following sites:

  • Japan Travel Updates (http://www.jnto.go.jp/index.html)
  • Oni Exchange Museum (http://www.isei.or.jp/Oni-Exchange_Museum/Oni_Exchange_Museum.html)
  • Japan-Life and Nature (http://www.isei.or.jp/ln/ln.html)