[ Traditional annual events ]
|MoMo no sekku, Hinamaturi|
|Tango no sekku, Kodomo no hi|
The opening of Yashiki year. Free drink (traditional sweet rice wine)
The traditional ornaments in the farm house and the tree performance Narikizeme to pray for the good harvest in a new year. Free eating of Azuki-gayu, rice porridge with azuki beans and rice cakes.
The Mamemaki performance and the Yaikagasi ornament to exterminate devils and diseases.
MoMo no sekku, Hinamaturi (Doll's festival)
Tango no sekku, Kodomo no hi (Children's Day)
what's Kodomo no hi
A bamboo tree hanging many wishes on paper
the obon ornaments around the Butsudan in the Omoya farm house.
August 15 in the old luni-solar calendar (that is around the full moon night between mid-September and mid-October):
Otukimi (Moon festival)
The Otukimi ornaments ··· autumn vegetables with autumn wild flowers.
[ Seasonal attractions ]
Mid-February through the beginning of March :
Tyuuma no Ohinasan
Old & new hina dolls (called Ohinasan in the Asuke area) are exhibited in the houses along the old Asuke town streets as well as in the other spots like Asuke-yashiki. Doll decorations, shops and food stalls. Good for a half-day walk. 10am.-4am.
|Tyuuma no Ohinasan|
About ten days holiday around April 29 through May 5:
Golden week Asuke Renaissance Fair
Handicraft shops, food stalls, activity tents and Japanese Drum performances, etc. in Korankei Hiroba. All day open during the golden week.
|Golden week Asuke Renaissance Fair|
The whole month of November :
Momiji maturi(Autumn Leaf festival)
The busiest month in Korankei & Asuke-yashiki. Korankei is a popular
spot for viewing colorful autumn leaves. Starting mid to late November,
MOMIJI (Koyo), that is colorful leaves, continues towards the beginning
of December. For the whole month of November, there are many things to
see and do in Korankei. Handicraft shops, food stalls, activity tents and
various performances every day. Lighting up maple trees from 5pm. to 9pm.
Good for both day-time and night-time walks. The Chinese noodle Toshomen
(sword grinding noodle) restaurant has been popular since 1988, cooked
by Chinese chefs invited from Nanjing.