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Sake’ing it to ya, at the Nayabashi Sake Festival in Ngaoya

February 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Forget Asahi, Kirin or Strong Zero, there can be no doubt that the national drink of Japan is sake. ‘Nihonshu’, to give it its proper title (with ‘sake’ being a term to cover all alcoholic drinks), has been the main tipple of choice in these parts since the Nara period (710 to 794), after which it became used […]

Oagata Shrine Fertility Festival, Celebrating the Power of Femininity

February 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

If you have spent any time in Nagoya or its surrounds, then it is a good chance that you have heard of the Hōnen Matsuri harvest festival at Komaki. You, know that one. The one with the huge phallus that gets paraded around the city streets and everyone goes a bit willy-wild. Yeah, you know, […]

Chinese New year Festival Nagoya 2018

December 20, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Although Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, celebration of the Chinese year is still an  important cultural event in the country. This year (2018) the Chinese New Year falls on February 16, however Nagoya wants to get in on the fun a little bit early. Chinese New Year Festival From January 6 to 8, […]

Osu Street Performers’ Festival

September 7, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

October brings the Nagoya Festival, a huge parade throughout the city celebrating three great warriors and historical leaders connected to the city: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. However this is by no means the only – nor even the most interesting – of the festivals celebrating the city’s great history this month. Another festival that is well […]

Aichi Vision International Film, Music and Arts Charity Festival

August 24, 2016 by Ray Proper

Aichi Vision International Film, Music and Arts Charity Festival is an arts based charity event in its 8th year and a fun day in the park for Charity!  Join Aichi Vision in Tsuruma Park for music, theatre, magic, art and children’s activities. Come enjoy a beautiful day in the park with a great stage lineup of […]

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