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Japanese Festivals 2017 - 2018 Calendar

The Japanese Festival Scene

Japanese culture is about as colorful as the biggest box of crayons on the market. Not only does Japan have a deluge of festivals celebrating their own culture and history, but major cities across the world that have been strongly influenced by Japan also host festivals that honor the ways of the gorgeous country in Asia. Whether it involves nestling up to a bowl of warm tonkotsu ramen, watching a Japanese folk dance, listening to modern Japanese music or looking at artwork, these festivals are ideal for memory making. Check out all the Japanese festivals above and get out there!

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival Buffalo, NY
Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival Allentown, PA
Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival Cupertino, CA
Japan Festival Boston Boston, MA
Houston Japan Festival Houston, TX
JSSDT Beer & Sake Festival Valley Center, CA
Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair Santa Cruz, CA
Anime Mid-Atlantic Norfolk, VA
Cherry Blossom Denver Denver, CO
San Mateo Buddhist Temple Bazaar San Mateo, CA
Gion Matsuri Kyoto, Japan
Gujō Odori Gujō, Japan
Buddhist Church of Sacramento Obon Celebration Sacramento, CA
Bellevue Japan Fair Bellevue, WA
San Jose Betsuin Obon Festival San Jose, CA
JAPAN CUTS New York, NY

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Sacramento Japanese Film Festival Sacramento, CA
Seattle Betsuin Bon Odori Festival Seattle, WA
Japan Film Festival San Francisco, CA
Anime Festival Orlando Orlando, FL
Shinzen Friendship Garden Toro Nagashi Fresno, CA
Stockton Obon Odori & Cultural Bazaar Stockton, CA
Oakland Obon Festival Oakland, CA
Charlotte Bon Odori Festival Charlotte, NC
Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Obon Festival Las Vegas, NV
San Diego Bon Odori San Diego, CA
Ginza Festival Chicago, IL
Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Los Angeles, CA
Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar Sacramento, CA
Nisei Week Japanese Festival Los Angeles, CA
Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival & Bon Odori Gardena, CA
Awa Odori Tokushima, Japan
International Haari Boat Festival Hilo, HI
Nashville Japanese Film Festival Nashville, TN
Nan Desu Kan Denver, CO
Okinawan Festival Honolulu, HI
Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival Saint Louis, MO
Pensacola Bon Odori Festival Pensacola, FL
J-POP SUMMIT San Francisco, CA
JapanFest Atlanta Duluth, GA
New Mexico Aki Matsuri Albuquerque, NM
Japan Summer Festival Lexington, KY
Dallas Fort Worth Japanese Fall Festival Dallas, TX
Kraken Con Oakland, CA
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival Omaha, NE
Kansas City Japan Festival Overland Park, KS
New Orleans Japan Festival New Orleans, LA
Aki Matsuri Japanese Festival Henderson, NV
Morikami Museum Lantern Festival Delray Beach, FL
Festival in the Japanese Garden Fort Worth, TX
Orlando Japan Festival Orlando, FL
JCCC Winter Festival Toronto, ON
Zenshin Asian Restaurant Okinawa Night Las Vegas, NV
Wailea Village Mochi Pounding Hakalau, HI
Sounkyo Hyobaku Matsuri Kamikawa, Japan
Wakakusa Yamayaki Nara, Japan
Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri Okayama, Japan
Portland Japanese Garden Hina Matsuri Portland, OR
Arizona Matsuri Phoenix, AZ
Kansas City Japanese Film Festival Kansas City, MO
Hōnen Matsuri Komaki, Japan
More Upcoming Japanese Festivals

Upcoming Japanese Festivals

Festival NameDateLocation
Cupertino Cherry Blossom FestivalApr 29-30, 2017Cupertino, CA
Allentown Cherry Blossom FestivalApr 29, 2017Allentown, PA
Buffalo Cherry Blossom FestivalApr 29 - May 6, 2017Buffalo, NY
Japan Festival BostonApr 30, 2017Boston, MA
Houston Japan FestivalMay 6-7, 2017Houston, TX
Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural FairJun 10, 2017Santa Cruz, CA
Anime Mid-AtlanticJun 16-18, 2017Norfolk, VA
Gion MatsuriJul 1-31, 2017Kyoto, Japan
Bellevue Japan FairJul 8-9, 2017Bellevue, WA
JAPAN CUTSJul 13-23, 2017New York, NY
Awa OdoriAug 12-15, 2017Tokushima, Japan

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