Japanese Festivals Throughout the Year
A Time for Future Hopes
Comradeship and community
Japan’s four distinct seasons all have something to celebrate. Festivals heighten people’s sense of community, connecting them to their common roots. They also offer individuals a source of strength.
Tenjin Festival（Osaka Prefecture）
Yosakoi Festival（Kochi Prefecture）
Artisanal expertise on display
Festivals show off the Japanese aesthetic: in the mikoshi portable shrines or dashi floats, in the costumes, in the decorations. The grateful spirit of the artisans behind all the beauty is also on display.
Aoi Festival（Kyoto Prefecture）
Gion Festival（Kyoto Prefecture）