Otherwise known as Girls’ Day, or ‘Hina Matsuri’ in Japanese, the colorful festival Dolls’ Festival has been celebrated on March 3rd every year since the Heian Period (794-1192).
There is much to be said in literature about hanami or ‘flower viewing’ in traditional Japanese culture. Particularly around cherry blossom time, when locals and tourists alike gather around friends to have a picnic under a sky of budding pink flowers.
Japan comes alive in summer with spectacular matsuri. Take our quiz to see how much you know about Japan’s festival culture.
Dating back to 1733, this impressive fireworks competition is a yearly tradition in Tokyo. But from fire to famine, this event’s history is anything but
Mikoshi, a common sight at festivals, are beautiful & intricate religious objects believed to contain the spirit of a shrine.