Tachi Nebuta Matsuri. Aomori, Japan.

Though not as popular as the renowned Nebuta Matsuri, Tachi Nebuta Matsuri has its own uniqueness as the event is held on the ground, than on the sea for better viewing pleasure. Tachi literally means standing, hence the three dimensional floats are standing manly in the night, lighten up with illuminated colourful lights. The parade…

Kanto Festival. Akita, Japan.

The Kanto Festival is a harvest festival in Akita, where hundred of performers balance massive candle-lit lantern poles on different parts of their body including their palms, hips, shoulders or foreheads in a show of skill and strength. The shape of the kanto signifies the ear of rice, with 46 lanterns imitating the straw bags of rice….

Kusatsu Onsen. Japan

First stop in 2015, Kusatsu Onsen. Approximately 4 hours by car from Tokyo. Winter in March, thick snow with perfect temperature, the right time for a hot sprint bath, outdoor. This is one of Japan’s top 3 Onsen destination! Winter is already here, Spring is not far away…