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December 2018

Taiji Matsue Exhibition

December 8, 2018 - February 24, 2019
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
《ATH 12319》, 2018 Courtesy of the artist, TARO NASU © TAIJI MATSUE

First solo show at a public museum by Tokyo photographer Taiji Matsue.

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January 2019

Charles-François Daubigny Exhibition

January 3 - March 24
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

The first major exhibition of works by Charles-François Daubigny, a landscape painter admired by Monet and Van Gogh, arrives in Hiroshima.

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Savignac Exhibition

January 5 - February 11
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
Raymond Savignac Dop Clean Kids’Day, 1954 Collection bibliothèque Forney ©Annie Charpentier 2018

French graphic artist famous for his commercial posters distinguished by humorous simplicity.

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English Kagura Experience

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center, 1-5-3 Otemachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051 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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Ōbukucha Tea Ceremony at Shukkeien Garden

January 27 @ 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 2019

Night Museum Sake Tasting & Kimono

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

Warm up with some hot local sake and view enjoy some impressionist masterpieces while dressed in kimono at the Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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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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Miyajima Oyster Festival

February 9 - February 10
Miyajima Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

One of Miyajima's specialities is oyster, and every year on the second weekend in February, some of the juiciest are served up at rock bottom prices. Also traditional drumming and kagura performances on the Sunday. Held in front of the ferry terminal on Miyajima so you can't miss it. Read in more detail about this festival here and get the low down on all the oyster festivals in the region here.  

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

February 10 @ 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 11 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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English Kagura Experience

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center, 1-5-3 Otemachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Asakita-Kagura-Troupe

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

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Dubway

February 15 @ 10:00 pm - 5:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

Mugen∞5610, Atsuma Bldg, 1-3 Yagenbori
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0027 Japan
¥1000

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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English Kagura Experience

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center, 1-5-3 Otemachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051 Japan
¥1000
Takiyasha-hime performed by the Yoshida Kagura Troupe

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

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Ume-mi Plum Viewing Tea Ceremony

February 24 @ 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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March 2019

Night Museum Sake Tasting & Kimono

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

Warm up with some hot local sake and view enjoy some impressionist masterpieces while dressed in kimono at the Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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Osorakan Vertical Race

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osorakan Snow Resort, Yokogo, Akiota-cho
Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-3801 Japan

Lung-busting vertical race in the snow!

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

March 10 @ 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 31 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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Hiroshima Carp vs Nippon Ham Fighters Preseason Exhibition

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until March 13, 2019

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 Yomiuri Giants Preseason Exhibition

March 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30pm, repeating until March 16, 2019

Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700
hiroshima carp home baseball games at mazda stadium schedule 2017

Central League pro baseball action 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 Orix Buffaloes Pre-season Game

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until March 17, 2019

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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Momo-mi Peach Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥600

Tea ceremonies through the day at this annual tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden. Price: ¥600 plus park admission fee

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Miyajima Hina Doll Festival

March 21 - April 3
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An event every day that begins at 6:00am, repeating indefinitely

Miyajima Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

Antique hina doll displays in 30 historical residences and shops on Miyajima. Main display locations Miyajima History and Folklore Museum (English speaking guides) Daishoin Temple Nosaka House Yoshida House Konishi House Official Ticket Purchase a ticket at the Miyajima pier for entry to the five main displays Adult: ¥300 15-18: ¥170 6-14: ¥150 Pick up a free event map and directions at Miyajima pier.  

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Night Museum Sake, Kimono & Culture

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

Enjoy some local sake and view enjoy some impressionist masterpieces while dressed in kimono at the Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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