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FESTIVALS January 2023

Government offices closed Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Shimin service centers —– Iyotetsu Takashimaya, : Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Fuji Grand Matsuyama : Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Banks: Dec. 31 to Jan . 3 / Post offices: Dec.

FESTIVALS December 2022

Canceled Events

GISHI MATSURI (Faithful Retainer Festival) at Kosho-ji temple

in Suehiro-machi, Matsuyama city

DOGO ONSEN NENMATSU OSOJI  (Year-end cleaning) 9:30-10:00

The Dogo bath buildings are cleaned at the end of the year so that everything will be fresh

FESTIVALS November 2022

Nov. 19-23  NINOMARU HIKARI-NO-TEIEN (Light up Ninomaru garden)

        17:00-21:00      Matsuyama castle Ninomaru Historic Garden

Maple trees are lit up and there are a lot of beautiful illuminations in the garden.

Admission: Adult 200 yen   Child 100 yen (Tel. 089-921-2000)

Early

FESTIVALS October 2022

FESTIVALS

Imotaki in Ehime

Deai no imotaki Sept. 17 – Oct. 22 18:00-21:30   Tel. 089-989-5506

Under Deai-bashi , on the right side of Shigenobu-gawa river side in Matsuyama city

Price: 1,800 yen (Reserved) 2,000 yen (Day)

http://www.ryouin-mattyuu.sakura.ne.jp/imotaki/index.html

Goshikihama kangetsu (moon

FESTIVALS September 2022

FESTIVALS

Sep. 1 BOSAI-NO-HI (Disaster Prevention Day)

Disaster Prevention Day was established in 1960 in order to remind us Japanese of the serious consequences of disasters caused by typhoons, tidal waves, earthquakes, tsunami etc., and to prepare ourselves to cope

FESTIVALS August 2022

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June 1-Sept. 20 UKAI (Cormorant Fishing) on the Hiji-kawa (river) Ozu City

This year Ukai in Ozu city will be held as usual after a two-year interval.

In Japan the tradition of fishing with cormorants goes back at least

FESTIVALS July 2022

F E S T I V A L S

Canceled Event

MISHIMA SUIGUN (sea guards) TSURUHIME (Princess Tsuru) FESTIVAL

Omishima-cho, Imabari City 今治市大三島町

June 1-Sept. 20 UKAI (Cormorant Fishing) on the Hiji-kawa (river) Ozu City

This year Ukai in Ozu …

FESTEVALS June 2022

FESTIVALS

Canceled Events

NAKAYAMA FIREFLY FESTIVAL in Nakayama-cho, Iyo City 

OTAUE (Planting Rice) FESTIVAL 御田植祭 

                        At Oyamazumi-jinja (shrine) 大山祇神社   

Scheduled Events

May 21-June 12  NANRAKU-EN 南楽園 HANA-SHOBU (Iris) FESTIVAL     

                                                       9:00-17:00   Uwajima City  

Nanraku-en is the biggest Japanese-style garden in Shikoku. …

FESTIVALS May 2022

FESTIVALS

Canceled events

IKAZAKI (五十崎) ODAKO-GASSEN (Big Kite Fight Festival) Ikazaki, Uchiko-cho IMABARI (今治) SPRING FESTIVAL Imabari city

-Mid May MT. TOMISU TSUTSUJI (Azalea) FESTIVAL 0zu city 大洲市         

Details of the event have not been announced yet.  (Tel.0893-24-2111)

May 3

FESTIVALS April 2022

FESTIVALS

April 24 EXHIBITION OF HINA DOLLS AND HINA CHODO (FURNISHINGS)        

 9:00-17:00 Closed on Tuesdays Uwajima Date Museum 伊達博物館 Uwajima City

                                                      (Tel. 0895-22-7776)

Transportation: Take the JR express train bound for Uwajima and get off at Uwajima. It takes …

FESTIVALS March 2022

FESTIVALS

March 3 HINA-MATSURI (Hina-doll Festival)

Hina-matsuri is held to celebrate girls’ growth, health, and happiness. The origin is thought to be joshi-no-sekku 上巳の節句or Kegare-barai 穢れ払いheld in the Heian era more than 1,000 years ago, when people floated dolls made …

FESTIVALS February 2022

FESTIVALS

Canceled Events

Setsubun Yakuyoke (Warding off evils) Festival at Henjo-in 遍照院 in Imabari City

Setsubun Yakuyoke Festival Kagura-mai
神楽舞 (traditional Shinto dance)

at Izumo-taisha shrine Matsuyama Bunshi 出雲大社松山分祠 in Matsuyama City

 

Feb. 3 SETSUBUN 節分

Setsubun literally means the …

FESTIVALS January 2022

FESTIVALS

 

Closed on the first few days of the year

Government offices: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Shimin service centers —– Iyotetsu Takashimaya:    Dec. 28 to Jan. 4

Fuji Grand Matsuyama:   Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Banks: Dec. 31 to …

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