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August 2019

Impressionism – Light and memory

August 23 - October 27
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

73 impressionist masterpieces from the Pola Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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September 2019

The Spirit of The Asano Clan

September 10 - October 20
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
artifacts from the asano samurai clan that ruled hiroshima for over 200 years

Samurai bling of the Asano clan that ruled Hiroshima for over 200 years.

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Impossible Architecture

September 18 - December 8
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
impossible architecture exhibition at hiroshima contemporary art museum

Audaciously ambitious architectural designs that never made it off paper.

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English Kagura Experience

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Tsunami-Kagura-Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until September 23 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Kagura & Taiko Drums at Kumano Brush Festival Zenyasai

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sakakiyama Shrine [榊山神社], 5-1-13 Nakamizo, Kumano-cho
Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-4214 Japan
Free

Lively kagura and Japanese taiko drum performances at Sakakiyama Shrine on the eve of the annual Kumano Fude Brush Festival. No parking  

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Kumano Fude Matsuri

September 23
Kumano Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
kumano fude matsuri brush festival

It's all about the calligraphy (and, more recently, make up) brushes at this festival which celebrates Kumano's claim to fame. One of our favorite days out in autumn. Read about the Fude Matsuri here. Read about Kumano Fude Matsuri in the JapanTimes here. See photos from the Fude Matsuri here. See videos from the Fude Matsuri here The official Fude Matsuri site is here (Japanese only, but some nice photos). If you are interested in brush manufacture and calligraphy you might…

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Wednesday Night Kagura

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2019

Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center, 1-5-3 Otemachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051 Japan
¥1200
Momijigari performed by the Uegochi Kagura Troupe

Join local kagura fans for two performances of this spectacular folk art.

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Talk with A-bomb Survivors in English

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Held on the 6th, 16th and 26th of every month.
Social Book Cafe Hachidori-sha, 2-43, Dobashi-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0854 Japan
Free
Talk with Hiroshima A-bomb survivors in English

A valuable opportunity to talk with A-bomb survivors in English.

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English Kagura Experience

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi performed by the Matsubara Kagura Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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October 2019

English Kagura Experience

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Tsunami-Kagura-Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Onomichi Akari Matsuri

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Onomichi Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

30,000 candles decorate the route up from the water's edge all the way along the Onomichi Sanzan (3 mountain) Route taking in Senkoji-ji, Saikoku-ji and Jyodo-ji as well as many other temples. Live music adds to the atmosphere and several buddhist treasures, usually locked away, are on public display. In the event of rain the event will be postponed until the following day. Unfortunately, the official website is mostly only in Japanese, but you can see photos of the candles…

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until October 14 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Sorasaya-jinja Shrine Autumn Festival

October 19 - October 20
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An event every day that begins at 6:00am, repeating until October 19, 2019

Sorasaya-jinja Shrine, 3-3-2 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 730-0802 Japan
Free
sorasaya shrine autumn festival hiroshima

Two nights of kagura (starting around 17:30/18:00) and lots of stalls at this riverside shrine just north of the Peace Memorial Park. The Omikoshi parade around the surrounding streets on Sunday is quite impressive - the neighborhood groups carrying the portable shrines should converge on the shrine at around 15:00. Saturday, October 19 Kagura from 18:00 Saturday, October 20 Kagura from 17:30 Photos © Sorasaya Shrine sourced from the Sorasaya Shrine Facebook Page

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English Kagura Experience

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Minamoto no Yorimasa performed by the Suzuhari Kagura Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Ninoshima Eco Marathon

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Ninoshima eco marathon island road races in hiroshima

Low key, low impact road race event around tiny Ninoshima.

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Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival

October 26 - October 27
Takehara Historical Preservation District, 3 chome, Honmachi
Takehara-shi, Hiroshima-ken 725-0022 Japan
Free

The streets of Takehara's beautiful Edo period historic preservation district are illuminated by bamboo candles for two nights. Photos from a previous event and a write up of the event from 2009 here.   The Takehara Historic Preservation District is 15 minutes walk from Takehara JR Station The candles are lit 17:00-21:00

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

October 27 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until November 3 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Etajima Fireworks Festival

October 27 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
JMSDF the First Service School Etajima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 737-2195 Japan
Free

Etajima's summer fireworks festival has shifted to an autumn festival! Fireworks 18:00-18:30 (2100 blasts)

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Shirakami-san Autumn Festival

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until October 28, 2019

Shirakami Shrine, 7-24 Naka-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0037 Japan
Free
kagura at shirakami-san autumn festival hiroshima japan

Two nights of Hiroshima Kagura performances, street stalls and wishes for good fortune on Peace Boulevard.

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November 2019

English Kagura Experience

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima YMCA, 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-8523 Japan
¥1000

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Kabe Renzan Trail Race

November 3
Chugoku Denryoku Nabara Kenkyu Center, 525 Ayagatani, Kabe-cho, Asaminami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-0236

7km, 16km and 22km trail races in the hills behind Kabe, just north of Hiroshima city.

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Ritual Fire-walking at Daigan-ji Temple, Miyajima

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daigan-ji Temple, 3 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0535 Japan
Free
Daigan-ji Temple firewaalking ritual Miayjima Hiroshima

Impressive and elaborate ritual that culminates in priests and members of the public rushing across hot coals in front of Daigan-ji Temple, located at the exit from Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. For more about and photos and video of this fire-walking ritual click here.

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English Kagura Experience

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima YMCA, 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-8523 Japan
¥1000
tsuchigumo performed by the Asashi-ga-Oka kagura troupe

Spectacularly entertaining local folk art with English language support and great photo opportunities.

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Crossbreed 7th Anniversary

November 9 @ 10:00 pm - 5:00 am
Ondo Ongaku Shokudo, B1F 6-3 Tanaka-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi (Ondo Onsen Building)
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0026 Japan
¥2000

GUEST DJ DAIJIRO (DIGITAL BLOCK) DJ Yu-Ta (RESPONSE/ZIPANG)   -crossbreed crew- LIVE S69 (PMC/moashibi) DJ Yuki (PMC/SO!!/Nomad) Ryuki (PMC/Schwarz) Masataro (PMC/RESPONSE/Nomad) VJ Kaku (PMC) DECO Psycobaba × 角砂works (PMC) SHOP よがらせ屋

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