There isn’t a simple way to break this down so I’ve separated into two main geographic areas as follows:
HYOGO EAST / KYOTO NORTH / OSAKA
Awaji 7/20 Sat Ashiya 7/27 Sat Awaji Sumoto 8/4 Sun Takarazuka 8/7 Wed Kobe Minato 8/3 Sat Inagawa 8/17 Sat Nantan 8/14 Wed Sasayama 8/13 Tue Itami 8/24 Sat Fukuchiyama 8/15 Thur Kakogawa 8/4 Sun Maizuru 7/28 Sun Miyazu 8/16 Fri Ayabe 7/27 Sat Tamba 8/24 Sat Yodogawa 8/10 Sat Toyooka 7/30 Tue and 8/2 Fri Tenjin Matsuri 7/25 Thurs Ibaraki 8/8 Thurs Sakai 8/14 Wed
SOUTH KYOTO / SHIGA / FUKUI
Sakai (Fukui) 8/11Sun Obama 8/1 Thurs Uji 8/9 Fri Kameoka 8/7 Wed Ono 8/13 Tue Hikone 7/13 Sat Otsu Biwako 8/8 Thurs Otsu City 7/27 Sat Nagahama 8/5 Mon Fukui 8/2 Fri Tsuruga 8/16 Fri Echizen Coast 7/13 Sat Echizen City 8/15 Thurs
Nara Tohkae 8/4 – 8/14 Wed Kyoto Daimonji 8/16 Fri Gion Matsuri Parade 7/17 Wed Tenjin Matsure Fireworks 7/25 Thurs PL 8/1 Thurs
So Echizen Coast, which is a very nice show in a wonderful location, but not easy to get to, is on Saturday night!
In the next post I’ll try to summarize a bit better, but for now here is the raw schedule! Of course there are dozens of smaller local festivals also taking place. I’m trying to limit this to the major shows, but no doubt this year is a record for the sheer number of things to do!! Enjoy and stay safe!!
Martin Werner Zander