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July 2017

The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize: Mona Hatoum

July 29 - October 15
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize Mona Hatoum

From the HMOCA website: Established in 1989 by the City of Hiroshima, site of the first atomic bombing in human history, the Hiroshima Art Prize aims to appeal to a wider world about the “Spirit of Hiroshima,” which seeks everlasting world peace, through contemporary art. The prize is awarded once every three years, and this year we present an exhibition by Mona Hatoum, winner of the 10th Hiroshima Art Prize, at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. Mona Hatoum…

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August 2017

Leonardo da Vinci and The Battle of Anghiari: The Mystery of Tavola Doria

August 5 - October 22
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum,
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
Tavola Doria
September 2017
¥1000

Marimekko – Design, Fabric, Lifestyle

September 16 - November 26
Fukuyama Museum of Art,
2-4-3 Nishimachi
Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima 720-0067 Japan
marimekko exhhibition hiroshima

This is the first large-scale exhibition in Japan to introduce Marimekko, a renowned Finnish design house. With over 200 objects including around 50 fabrics, around 60 vintage dresses, designer’s original sketches, and exclusive screen images of their interviews and the printing factory at the Marimekko headquarters in Helsinki, the visitors can experience over 60 years-history of Marimekko, as well as the designers’ unique work and contribution. Admission: Adults: ¥1000 High school and younger free Opening hours: 09:30-17:00 (until 19:00 on…

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¥510

Autumn Flower and Light Pageant

September 23 - September 24
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Weekly on the same day until September 24, 2017
Hiroshima City Botanical Gardens,
495, Kurashige 3-chome, Saeki-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima 731-5156 Japan
Autumn Flower and Light Pageant

It's unclear whether the Hiroshima City Botanical Gardens will be holding their usual Christmas illuminations this year, but many of the same installations are on display this month, plus some nice additions. One such addition are the illuminated Giant Water Lilies. Free shuttle buses from the north exit of Itsukaichi JR Station at 15:30, 16:10, 16:50, 17:30, 18:55, 19:35. Return buses at 15:50, 16:30, 17:10, 18:35, 19:15, 20:45, 21:20.

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Gimmie Danger

September 23 @ 4:55 pm - 6:55 pm
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Daily until September 29, 2017
Hatchoza,
8F Fukuya Hatchobori Honten, Ebisu-cho 6-26, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0021 Japan

2016 American documentary film directed by Jim Jarmusch about legendary rock band The Stooges put together from a mix of archival photos and footage, alongside reunion-era interviews with the surviving band members and footage of their 2010 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2016, US Documentary Directed by Jim Jarmusch 108 minutes Rated R for drug content and language (PG-12 in Japan) 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes    

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¥500

Kagura at the Prefectural Art Museum

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum,
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

In addition to the weekly Hiroshima Kagura performances at the Kenmin Bunka Center every Wednesday there is the chance to see this dynamic and entertaining art form on four Saturday nights at the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum during August, September and October. Performances Takiyasha-hime Saturday, August 12 Momoiji-gari Saturday, September 23 Yamata-no-orochi Saturday, October 7 Tsuchigumo October 14 Admission is only ¥500. Doors open and tickets go on sale at 17:30 on the day of the show. The show starts…

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Free

MU’SICK

September 29 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Last Friday of the month
Koba,
1-4 Naka-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0037 Japan
dj night at koba in hiroshima

DJs play a mixed bag of sounds (not just metal) at Koba on the last Friday of every month.

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October 2017
Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

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

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 22 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 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Free

Hiroshima Minato Marché

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Outdoor market in Ujina held every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Fresh local produce and food stalls.  

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¥800

Kangetsu Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shukkeien Garden,
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
moon viewing tea ceremony at shukkei-en garden © Shukkei-en Garden

The end of September is the time for "moon viewing" or kangetsu in Japan. A moon viewing tea ceremony is held in Shukkei-en Garden annually at this time. ¥800 for the (more formal) tea ceremony in a tea house (honseki) ¥600 to take tea in the gardens (nodate) The garden admission fee is also required (adults ¥260) or combine your visit with a visit to the adjacent Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum for a discounted entry. Photo: ©Shukkei-en Garden

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Saijo Sake Matsuri

October 7 - October 8
Saijo,
Saijo
Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-0011 Japan

Become a connoisseur of Japanese sake in two days... or just get smashed.

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Free

Waseda-jinja Shrine Autumn Festival

October 14
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Daily until October 15, 2017
Waseda-jinja Shrine,
1-2-22 Ushita-waseda, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 732-0062 Japan
kagura at waseda shrine autumn festival

Kagura performances on Saturday night and omkoshi portable shrine parades and kids sumo on Sunday in Ushita. Saturday, October 14 From 18:30 Kagura followed by mochi-maki rice cake throwing Sunday, October 15 Mid-morning Omikoshi portable shrine parades around surrrounding neighborhoods 14:00 Kids sumo

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Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

October 15 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan

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 22 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 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

October 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan

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 22 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 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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¥1000

Dubway

October 20 @ 10:00 pm
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Mugen∞5610,
Atsuma Bldg, 1-3 Yagenbori
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0027 Japan

Heavyweight dub sounds hosted by the Jah Love is Sweeter Sound System and guests at Mugen every 3rd Friday. Regular Selecters Roots&kazuchang Jah山 DJ Ali jah93  

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Free

Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival

October 28 - October 29
Takehara Historical Preservation District,
3 chome, Honmachi
Takehara-shi, Hiroshima-ken 725-0022 Japan

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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Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Urawa Reds

October 29
Edion Stadium,
Hiroshima Kouiki-kouen, 5 Ozuka-nishi, Asa-Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3167 Japan

J League soccer action at Edion Stadium Hiroshima. Edion Stadium Seating Guide Tickets Seat Advance Gate Reserved seating SS Reserved ¥5300 ¥5900 SA Reserved ¥3700 ¥4300 Free seating Back stand (Adult) ¥2600 ¥3200 Back stand (6-18 years old) ¥1000 ¥1500 Home supporters' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Home supporters' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Visitors' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Visitors' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Scroll down to this page to see photos of the view you will get from different sections of…

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November 2017

The Bhutan Exhibition: A Hint to Happiness

November 2 - December 24
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum,
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
The Bhutan Exhibition: A Hint to Happiness
¥600 - ¥800

Chrysanthemum Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

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

As the annual chrysanthemum viewing tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden is held on the November 3 Bunka-no-hi or "Culture Day" holiday, entrance to the garden is free. You can experience a tea ceremony in the beautiful Seifukan tea house or opt for the more relaxed outdoor setting. There is also large ornamental chrysanthemum display. Photo: © Shukkei-en Garden

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Free

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
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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Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

November 5 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan

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 26 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 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Free

The Trunk Market

November 11 - November 12
Fukuromachi Park,
9 Fukuromachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0063 Japan

Well put together market offering high quality (though not cheap) artisanal goods, designer clothing and food and drink - local and from around the country - in the center of Hiroshima city. Cancelled in the event of rain. Check The Trunk Market Facebook Page for info about the vendors taking part.

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¥1500

Momiji Maple Viewing Tea Ceremony

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden,
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
momiji tea ceremony shukkei-en garden in hiroshima japan

Momiji maple viewing tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden. ¥260 garden entrance fee also required. Photo: ©Shukkei-en Garden  

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Free

Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

November 15 @ 11:00 am
Daisho-in Temple,
210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan

Photo: Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer "Hi-watari-shiki" Fire walking ritual takea place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year on April 15 and November 15. Readings from the 8000 verse Perfection of Wisdom Sutra begin at 11am and extravagant Saito-goma rituals begin around 1pm in the temple forecourt with a purification offering to the alter and the chanting of sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air…

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Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

November 19 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan

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 26 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 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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