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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 […]

Tanabata Star Festivals Around Nagoya

June 22, 2016 by Ray Proper

The Tanabata Festival is celebrated annually on either July 7 or August 7, depending on where you are in Japan. The festival celebrates the legend of two lovers, represented by the Altair (Cowherd Star) and Vega (Weaver Star), tragically separated by the Milky Way and allowed to meet only once a year. More about the legend of […]

Buying Summer Yukata in Nagoya

July 28, 2015 by Mark Guthrie

If you have been to any of this summer’s fireworks festivals around Nagoya and Aichi you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are a time when Japanese and foreigners alike can wear yukata, a summer and informal variant of the famous kimono. What […]

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