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December 2017

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

December 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2018 @ 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 December 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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Binding Threads / Expanding Threads: The Art of Creating “Between-ness”

December 22, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
Binding Threads Expanding Threads The Art of Creating Between-ness

Many works made with materials like thread, cloth, and fiber transcend both the genre of crafts and art. This exhibition, featuring 16 artists, introduces numerous works that are a product of each person’s encounter with these materials. Just as a piece of fabric consists of interwoven warp and weft, this exhibition, made up of displays by eight groups of artists, promises to be a space in which one person’s intentions intersect with those of another. Opening hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission…

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January 2018

Hiroshige Ukiyo-e Exhibition

January 3 - February 12
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo, No. 107 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Exhibition of ukiyo-e woodblock prints to commemorate the 220th anniversary of the great master Hiroshige. This exhibition focuses on Hiroshige's 53 stages of the Tokaido series and the seasons of Edo.

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Play with Ukiyo-e: Children and Toy Ukiyo-e in the Edo period from the Kumon Collection

January 5 - February 12
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
風流をさなあそび(男の子)

Kumon Collection: https://www.kumon-ukiyoe.jp/en/ Image: 歌川広重 ≪風流をさなあそび(男の子)≫ 天保初期(1830~44年頃)

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Sonic Laboratory concert

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Xavier Hall, Elizabeth Music School, 4-15 Nobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732 Japan
Free

The annual Sonic Laboratory free concert at Elizabeth University of Music once more offers a varied program of contemporary music. The eclectic range of pieces in the program includes the following works: Alvin Lucier: chambers Eric Satie: Ludions John Cage: Living Room music and percussion quartet Steve Reich: Four Organs Christian Wolff: Play Moondog: Madrigals Cornelius Cardew: The great Learning (paragraph 7) Igor Stravinski: Tango John Cole: Three Places in New England Tony Genge: Three pieces for Cello and Piano…

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Hiroshima Import Automobile Show

January 27 - January 28
Green Arena, Naka-ku
Hiroshima city, Japan
¥1200

Fancy and vintage cars on display in Green Arena. Open 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and 10:00-17:00 on Sunday. Entry is free of charge for kids under 16. Photos from the 2015 event here. http://importcar-hiroshima.com/

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Ōbukucha Tea Ceremony at Shukkeien Garden

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1200

A chance to enjoy traditional new year's tea in the tea house in Shukkeien Garden. Made with pickled ume plum, black beans and Japanese sanshou chillis, Ōbukucha is drunk in the hope of warding off ill health over the coming year.

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February 2018

M.D.C. at Club Quattro

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Club Quattro, 10F PARCO Honkan, Hondori 10-1, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0035 Japan

disk shop misery presents “HOWLING COMMUNICATION vol.110” -RADIOACTIVE CHOCOLATE TOUR '18- Bands M.D.C. (from USA) Facebook Official Wikipedia ORIGIN OF M NEVER AGAIN anndoe (jailbird Y) DJs 鉄太 GODBIRD Tickets Advance: ¥2500 (plus one ¥500 drink order) Door: ¥3000 (plus one ¥500 drink order) Available from TOWER RECORDS STEREO RECORDS disk shop Misery

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Setsubun-sai at Daisho-in, Miyajima

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daisho-in Temple, 210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
Free

Every year on February 3 (Setsubun) a few thousand people crowd into the precinct in front of Daisho-in Temple on Miyajima for bean throwing, taiko drumming and to try and grab a bag of lucky mochi chucked into the crowd by lucky men and women, toshi-otoko and toshi-onna, with the same Chinese zodiac sign as that of the coming lunar year. See videos of this event and read more about Setsubun in Hiroshima here.

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Setsubun-sai at Saikoku-ji, Onomichi

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saikoku-ji Temple, 29-27 Nishi-kubo-cho
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-0044 Japan
Free

Lucky beans, mochi rice cakes, mikan oranges and lucky tickets for prizes thrown out into a large crowd after rituals to banish evil spirits and welcome in good fortune at Saikoku-ji Temple in Onomichi. Read more about Setsubun in Hiroshima here.

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Setsubun-sai at Sumiyoshi-jinja

February 3 @ 2:00 pm
Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine, 5-10 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0813 Japan
Free

Have the smell of 1000 fish heads wafted over you by shrine maidens wielding giant fan to ward off bad luck in this ritual Sumiyoshi Shrine claims to date from Heian times. Read more about and see photos and video of Setsubun at Sumiyoshi Shrine here and more about Setsubun in Hiroshima in general here.  

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Setsubun-sai at Gokoku-jinja

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gokoku-jinja Shrine, 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Free

After a cleansing ritual to ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck performed in the shrine building which includes a little bit of bean throwing, the action moves outside and a shrine priest shoots arrows at a big image of an oni demon head. Finally, there is quite a battle to grab bags of lucky beans thrown from the top of a tower erected in the shrine precinct. Some of the bags of beans have lucky tickets attached…

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World Igloo Building Championships

February 4
Osorakan Snow Resort, Yokogo, Akiota-cho
Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-3801 Japan
¥5000

Creative and speed building divisions in this fun, but quite hard day at Osorakan Ski Resort. See pictures and read more about the first World Igloo Building Championships in 2013. Get together a team of 4 to 6 people over 6 years old to enter either the 20 minutes speed building contest or the more elaborate artistic category. The ¥5000 per team entry fee includes a free bus between Hiroshima and Osorakan. Provisional schedule 06:30-06:55 Registration at Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen…

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Hiroshima Minato Marché

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Open Space between East and West Terminal of Hiroshima Port, Hiroshima Port
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
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Outdoor market in Ujina held every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Fresh local produce and food stalls.  

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Mihara Daruma Festival (Shinmei-ichi)

February 9
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Daily until February 11, 2018
North side of JR Mihara Station, 1-1-1 Shiromachi
Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

For three days, the area around the north exit of Mihara Station is packed with over 500 festival food stalls and lots of lucky daruma dolls (including some unusual local designs), including the nation's biggest weighing a couple of hundred kilograms. Read and see more photos from the "Daruma Festival" here.  

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

February 11 @ 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 February 12 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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Ume-mi Plum Viewing Tea Ceremony

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥600 - ¥800

The over 100 plum trees in Shukkeien Garden that blossom in pink and white in February are tantalizing hints that, even though Hiroshima is still in the grip of winter, spring is on its way. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Seifukan tea house or indulge in a cup of sweet amazake in the area where most of the plum trees are clustered.  

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The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei – Art Crafts – Exhibition

February 23 - March 11
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
蠟引楓造象嵌飾箱

Image: 蠟引楓造象嵌飾箱

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Orchid Festival

February 24 - March 4
Hiroshima City Botanical Gardens, 495, Kurashige 3-chome, Saeki-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima 731-5156 Japan
¥510

Held mostly in its greenhouses, the City Botanical Gardens' annual orchid exhibition is a good way to escape the chilly weather while feeling like you are outside and dreaming of spring. The theme of this year's exhibition is "Peace and Recovery - Looking back on 70 years since the A-bombing". 300,000 orchids on display and there will be concerts and other events, that usually include a 10m high "hothouse sky walk" twice a day on weekends for a small extra charge.…

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March 2018

Mimi Ear Festival

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oyama Shrine, Innoshima, 1425-2 Habu-cho, Innoshima
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-2323 Japan
Free

Since 1956, March 3 as also been “National Ear Health Day” (in Japanese "ear" is mimi, and "three" is mi, so 3/3 is…) At Oyama Shrine on Innoshima, worshipers visit the shrine of the god of healthy ears, which is adorned with giant ear pillows, through a giant ear cut-out. Kagura dance, Japanese drumming and hula performances too.

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

March 4 @ 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 March 25 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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Unwrapping of the Shukkeien Pines

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥250

Annual removal of the komomaki straw mat coverings which protect Shukkeien Garden's 392 pine trees from harmful insects.  

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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows Pre-season Game

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Pre-season pro baseball exhibition match at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Hiroshima Carp vs Nippon Ham Fighters Pre-season Game

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Pre-season pro baseball exhibition match at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Hiroshima Carp vs Nippon Ham Fighters Preseason Exhibition

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Pre-season pro baseball exhibition match at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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